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Ask the Dox: bed wetting

by Mary Shimshea on October 10, 2013

Sally Bowman Myers asks: I have a 1 year old and 4 year old spayed female miniature dachshund. Like most, the girls sleep in the bed with us, until tonight . One of them has peed in our bed for the past two nights. It has happened as soon as they have come in from their last potty for the night. Unfortunately my husband has been the one letting them out so I really can’t say I know they went pee before coming inside. I don’t know what to do. They have always slept in the bed burrowed under the blankets with us. I feel sad putting them out of the bed but I can’t keep having one pee in my bed. Since I can’t be sure which one did it I had to put them both out of the bed. Do you think this can be corrected and how would I begin to let them back in the bed?

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Cathy Beaune
October 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

It could be the spayed female. She might possibly need hormones. Or something due to spaying could be pressing on the bladder. I would definitely get a medical opinion..good luck !

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Thomas Therrell
October 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Should have some waterproof pads on the bed, at least the coverings will get wet and not the mattress ..

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Tammy Silvey Myers
October 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

My suggestion is that the dogs are taken out on a leash before bedtime and watched to make sure they go!

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Amy Sadler-Weurdig
October 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm

sounds like somebody is mad/jealous about something – or a dominance issue. maybe a good long walk before bed, the typical rub their nose in it. Good luck.

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Janice Draper Balassa
October 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Maybe a trip to the vet is in order…could be a UTI or kidney infection………

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Heather McCloud Beene
October 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Vet is a good idea too.

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Ruth Torres
October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

it happens…. I put them back in their kennel and they for sure know why they are there. Dacshies are SUPER smart when it comes to understanding human behavior.

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Thomas Therrell
October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Walmart sells Doggie Diapers from Simple Solutions..

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Thomas Therrell
October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

you can get maxipads the generic version and line the diapers

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Ricky Russell
October 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Do not let them sleep in 5leep bed, let them sleep in their crate. They love it with a treat. No worries then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Marisa Marie
October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Joe Marinelli

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Kendra Scipione
October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

That was the only time she peed in the bed.

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Sonya Ramsey
October 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Have you had them checked out. Everyone once in a while they might have a medical condition causing the problem. I have had 9 dachshunds so I know what you mean about sleeping with you and getting under the covers.

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Nancy Paratore Monson
October 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Go outside yourself and make sure they pee. I watch mine around 9 ish before bed.

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Jan Marr
October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Crate them for awhile at nite.Give them a cookie and say goodnite.Maybe In a couple weeks they will get back In the bed DRY

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Tricia Bell
October 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Do you have way for them to get off the bed? Mine have stairs and have access to the backyard through doggie doors and we leave the garage open incase they don’t feel like going outside. Yes ours have pee’d in the bed despite this so check for uti. Cover all bases.

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Sylvia Shawgo
October 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

..sometimes it takes them a while to “go” doxies like to explore first….make sure he is giving them enough time outside.

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Montse Saldaña
October 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

dogs are dogs…they must have their own beds….you don´t have to “humanize” them as Cesar Millan says.

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Lauren Michele Seals
October 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Get them tested for UTI. Make sure they are indeed peeing outdoors. Get plastic sheet for your bed. Try again. Of they still pee, crate them so they can relearn pee holding again.

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Cindy Welch
October 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Those two cute faces don’t pee in beds….maybe it is your husband! :)

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Joanne Hearl
October 10, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Agree with Maggie might be a uti.

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Sydney Dixon-Thorne
October 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I LOVE THAT!

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Everyone loves a Dachshund
October 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

lol! lol! lol!

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Sydney Dixon-Thorne
October 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I agree with the people who said see a Vet.If its new than its quite possible something is wrong.I also read the post about chewing .One of my boys will chew on his toy in bed,and next thing I know,its soaking wet because he drools when he chews toys.My dogs sleep with me very night,under the covers.I WOULD BE LOST,AND COLD,(AND WAY TOO COMFORTABLE) without them.They should be checked though.

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Aimee Foster
October 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Too funny. I needed a good laugh today. Thanks.

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Sharon Lindsey Gary Darby
October 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

My little doxie has done that when my husband let her out. He does not watch like I do.

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Lyn Goodknight
October 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

they dont look old sometimes over 7 yrs they have bladder problems and just cant help it another if they have to much fat or sugar their pancreases cant handle that peeing is a warning sign they could die. there is an injection if that is the problem . sometimes there lonely, but usually if it just started its their diet and watch out for the pancreas its very small and can not take any abuse from their diet. is their water bowl clean if flys or other insec somet spiders ect can lay eggs in water left out for more then 16 hours . talk to your vet . yes they can be spoiled but if it started all of sudden for no reason theres a problem . Look at their diet.

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Kim Shook
October 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

In post shows 1 yr old and other is 4 yrs old

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Laura Hale
October 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Mine did that when my fiancee was out of town ,., I think she was mad at her daddy for not being there they play when i put her in the bed then we go to bed

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Sue Zachary
October 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

This is a problem you need to handle on your own…do whayd right for you and your hubby!!!

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Terry Ogle
October 10, 2013 at 9:58 pm

We have been having a little trouble with Jackson but he is still a tiny pup hope to get him pottying out side soon he plays and as soon as we bring him in he pee’s we can have him out for an hour and he plays then pee’s in the house right by the door !!

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Susie Swager Fox
October 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Have her checked by the vet to rule out any bladder infections UTI or any other possible problems. Good luck to you all…

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Therese Blair
October 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Ck to be sure they actually go when they are out for the last time before bed. Also, if it happens when they are asleep, it can be that they just relax soooo much, the bladder relaxes also. Can’t remember what it is called but there is medicine for it.

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