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5 Reasons Why Your Dog is Peeing in the House

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Having a dog is a blessing but sometimes they leave unpleasant surprises on the floor. If you've been experiencing an increase in accidents and don't know why. CJ's Chem-Dry is here to provide you with 5 reasons your might be peeing in the house.

1. They have a medical issue:
       From urinary tract infections to kidney stones and even diabetes. There are, unfortunately, quite a few conditions that could be causing your dog to urinate in the house. Consult with your vet for the best solution, but providing your pet with more frequent opportunities to go outside can help prevent accidents.

2. Age:Brown puppy with red collar on grey carpet       
       Do you have a puppy or geriatric dog? We know that puppies will have accidents and that they are still learning, but older dogs can have trouble remembering too. Incontinence can also be an issue with older dogs as well. If the accident occurs while your dog is sleeping or occasionally drips urine, incontinence is most like the cause.  Be patient with your furry friend and give them plenty of chances to go outside.  

3. Submission and fear: 
       This kind of peeing can happen with shy or fearful dogs or ones that have experienced abuse. It can happen when the dog is being greeted, scolded or surprised. Loud noises like thunder, fireworks or alarms can trigger an accident as well. Training your dog and altering your body language and approach to your pet can help reduce this response!  

4. Marking:
       If your intact dog (not spayed or neutered) is peeing on vertical surfaces then it's probably marking. This is your dog’s way of saying "this is my house" but it’s 
definitely not a behavior you want to see happen inside.  This can also occur if your pet experiences anxiety, due to strangers, other dogs, if you've moved, etc.. With training you can prevent this but it’s important to completely clean the stains to prevent further marking.  

5. Excitement:
       If the urination occurs during play or when your dog is excited, then it's most likely excitement peeing. Excitement peeing typically happens with puppies and most of the time they outgrow it but it can persist into adulthood if it’s not handled properly. Playing with your dog outdoors and rewarding them often for peeing outside can help, as well as keeping a calm demeanor around your pet when greeting them.  

No matter the reason for your pet’s accidents, it’s always best to thoroughly clean it up to prevent your pets from re-soiling the area. Pet urine also crystallizes as salts in the fibers of your carpet when it drys. The salts then attract moisture from the air which causes them to release odor. With CJ's Chem-Dry's Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T.) we use a black light to find every stain and then eliminate them all at the source. Your home will be odor and stain free!  

couch and carpet under black light shows visible pet urine stain.                                                           info graphic about how pet urine soaks carpets


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