Do dogs pee inside on purpose?

The first thing to do when a previously house trained dog begins urinating or defecating inside is to rule out any medical problems. Urinary tract infections, cystitis (bladder inflammation), bladder stones, kidney disease, or arthritis or age-related incontinence could all be causes of house soiling in dogs. Do dogs pee for attention? Dogs urinate for …

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Quick Answer: Is it bad to give your dog a bath every week?

Be careful not to bathe your dog too often, because overwashing your dog’s skin can cause irritation. “Unless there is a medical reason for more frequent baths, overbathing your pet—say weekly or even every two weeks—can dry out the skin and coat,” says Weinand. How often is it safe to bathe a dog? Rule of …

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How do vets test for kidney failure in dogs?

There are two basic tests for kidney function: a complete urinalysis and a blood chemistry analysis. A urinalysis is needed to evaluate kidney function. A low urine specific gravity (USpG) is the earliest indication of kidney failure. How do they test for kidney failure in dogs? Blood and urine tests are used to diagnose acute …

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