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    Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    We have 2 3.5 month old Bloodhound mixes that must have bladders the size of a pinhead. They are great about sleeping through the night (generally 7-8 hours) without having to go outside. However, in the evenings, they want to go out every 30 minutes, if not sooner. They don't drink excessive amounts of water, so I have no idea how they could have this much pee!! Is this fairly common? Is there a way to teach a dog to hold it longer without putting them in a crate that they don't want to mess up? They stay in a small room during the day while Hubby and I are both at work, so I don't want to coop them up any longer in the evenings. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    What are you doing potty training wise?

    To start off depending on when they go to bed, pick up all water 4 hours before bed. That has helped me out a ton until they were potty trained.

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    We keep them with us at all times and watching for signs. Maggie is really good about whining to let us know that she needs to go outside. Molly has more accidents, but they are getting fewer and farther in between. She has a tendency to just squat and won't always give us a sign which is when we have the accidents. During the day, they are in our laundry room which is a larger room with a linoleum floor. We were using pee pads, but those became tear-up toys, so now we just have the plastic trays meant to hold the pee pads and those work fine. The girls pee on thoem without any problems. Even after being home for 8 hours by themselves, there is not a huge amount of urine on the plastic trays and they rarely pee on the floor. The evenings seem to be our real problem.

    We will definitely start picking up the water earlier to see if that helps. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    Hmmm that is a littler weird. I know it's not very likely, but have you checked her for a UTI? Also when she does go out does she full on pee or just..dribble. I know that probably sounds weird, but it might be more of an urge that really having to go.

    When I potty trained (it's hard to do if you're gone most of the day) was take them out say every 20-30 minutes, then bumping it up to 30-45, then 45 to an hour, etc. They learn to hold it longer.

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    We haven't had them checked specifically for a UTI, but after internet diagonsing, it didn't seem highly likely. There has never been any blood in the urine and they aren't drinking water like mad. It's not always a full pee outside, sometimes it is more of a dribble. Molly was dribbling A LOT in the house when we first got them, so we started taking them out every 30 minutes. That eliminated the dribbling, but I hope it hasn't contributed to the need to go out that often. We are trying to space out the times between when we take them out, but if we go too long, then we have a mess to clean up. We are going to the vet next week, so I will bring this up again and maybe have them check for a UTI.

    We will also try to space out the trips outside as you suggested.

    Amanda, mom to:
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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    You can't run a urine sample on the internet. Probably best to get them checked for it at the vets, are they do for shots anytime soon?


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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mags and Molly View Post
    We haven't had them checked specifically for a UTI, but after internet diagonsing, it didn't seem highly likely. There has never been any blood in the urine and they aren't drinking water like mad. It's not always a full pee outside, sometimes it is more of a dribble. Molly was dribbling A LOT in the house when we first got them, so we started taking them out every 30 minutes. That eliminated the dribbling, but I hope it hasn't contributed to the need to go out that often. We are trying to space out the times between when we take them out, but if we go too long, then we have a mess to clean up. We are going to the vet next week, so I will bring this up again and maybe have them check for a UTI.

    We will also try to space out the trips outside as you suggested.
    I can understand that. It's not very normal for them to keep having to go out, but you've got me kind of stumped since you said they don't really have that problem when you're gone.

    Please keep me updated on how everything turns out.

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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    My thought would be they possibly are sleeping most of the day while they are gone. When she's home, that's play time. My two peed frequently during play when they were that age.

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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    That makes perfect sense. They are the most active in the evenings and probably drinking more water at that point as well. We will try to space out the trips outside in intervals to see if we can get them to hold it longer. I would always rather take them out then clean up a mess.

    Thank you guys for your thoughts and info. It's definitely appreciated!!

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    Re: Peeing every 30 minutes?!

    You said in your first post that the dogs want to go out every 30 minutes.... what does this mean? Are the dogs giving you some sort of signal that they want to go outside or are you seeing them squat and rushing them out?

    It's possible that they are saying "lets go out and play" not "I need to go pee" and then once outside, they pee (because that's the association they've built through potty training).

    Pepper has a bottomless bladder too... he goes a lot when we first get outside and then leaves a little sprinkle (marking) every 10 feet. He keeps it up our entire hour or more walk. I guess they've all got good kidneys.

    Good luck.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mags and Molly View Post
    That makes perfect sense. They are the most active in the evenings and probably drinking more water at that point as well. We will try to space out the trips outside in intervals to see if we can get them to hold it longer. I would always rather take them out then clean up a mess.

    Thank you guys for your thoughts and info. It's definitely appreciated!!

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