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My dog is urinating upstairs after being boarded at a kennel

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by TERANICHOLE, Nov 2, 2006.


    TERANICHOLE New Member

    We got our 9 month old female german shep/golden ret. from an animal shelter 7weeks ago. She is in good health. We went out of town last week and had her boarded for 6 days for the first time. We just picked her up 2 days ago,and now she wont stop urinating upstairs in our house. (That is the only place she's been doing this.) She has no problem asking to go outside and still doing her thing. Why is she doing this?
  2. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    hi! Hopefully the experts will chime in, but what comes to mind for me possibly is

    she is in a different environment at the kennel so she was holding it going to the bathroom, now causing a urinary infection from holding it, or picking it up from another dog. Or she is mad that you left her and she is marking. I think I would get her to the vet to rule out a UTI first. And make sure you clean the area, with Natures Miracle to clean the area.
  3. Sara

    Sara New Member

    My thoughts exactly Honeybears!
  4. tuttifrutti

    tuttifrutti New Member

    yes, my thoughts would be UTI from holding it. I work at a kennel at a vet and we have dogs come in who refuse to go to the bathroom, they'll go at least 2-3 days sometimes, and as soon as their owner picks them up they go outside and let it all loose, lol.
  5. coppersmom

    coppersmom New Member

    I would definately rule out an UTI.
  6. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Ditto - get her checked out by a vet. You can collect some urine in a container and bring it in for a culture if you need to save a little money, but having the vet actually examine her might be a good thing.

    Do make sure you clean up the spots where she has had accidents with a enzymatic cleaner, such as Nature's Miracle (there are other brands sold in pet stores as well). You could also not allow her upstairs for a while until you get this under control.
  7. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    Yep...rule out a UTI.

    Any change in routine can trigger a behavioural change.
  8. MyPetTherapyDog

    MyPetTherapyDog New Member


    If everything medical checks out ok it may be behaviorial.

    Can you tell me if there has been any change in your daily routine lately (we already know of the recent change due to having to board her)

    Have you been able to tell if she urinates within 5-60 minutes of realizing you are not there?

    It could be a slight case of seperation anxeity brewing.

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