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Hi everyone!

I've never posted here before but I've been lurking ;)

I have a 3 1/2 month old Chihuahua/Jack Russell mix, she weighs about 5 1/2 pounds right now. I've never owned a small dog before, or a young puppy for that matter so I'm just wondering if the amount that she's peeing is normal.

She always pees right after she gets up from her nap, and then usually once an hour when she's awake. She's EXTREMELY active, and doesn't stop running around until she's ready to sleep. She's constantly playing, either outside fetching balls, digging holes, just exploring or chasing my cats and other dogs inside. She's definitely a terrier and doesn't know what it means to relax :p We also go for 2 walks a day (morning and night) Is it normal for her to pee this much? Since she is a smaller dog and so active?

It's very hot here and since she spends so much time outside she does drink quite a bit of water while she's out there and then usually a drink after her nap. She never strains to pee, or doesn't produce urine. She's definitely peeing. It's not dark in color and it's not clear, and it doesn't smell strongly.

She also goes 9 1/2 hours at night without waking up to go pee, WITHOUT taking her water away, which I don't think would happen if she had some kind of infection. It just seems like she's peeing a lot haha. Also, if I see her starting to squat on the floor and I say "NO!" she stops and runs for the door, so I don't think control is a problem for her.

Oh, and she doesn't pee if we're at a puppy class or are somewhere where she can't go outside on the grass even if she has to. She holds it until we're home.

I guess I'm just asking if it's normal for a puppy her age and size to go so often? Thanks guys!! :D
 

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If she's only 3.5 months old, and the weather is hot outside = more drinking water, then it seems completely normal to me :) If you start to notice diluted urine, or straining to pee, or leaking/dripping, her waking up in her urine, then you need to get a urine sample to the vet!
 

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Sounds normal. This is why it is often recommended to take puppies out to potty every hour (or even more frequently), after every nap and after eating.
 

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If she can hold it for 9 1/2 hours it's probably not an infection although they are more common in female dogs than males. With my dog the first sign something is wrong with him is when he pees inside the mornings cause he couldn't hold it.
 
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