Woody has been peeing when I have gone to work in the bedroom. I take him out several times a day and before I go to work. I am gone from 3-4 hrs. At night he aleeps all night and doesn't ask to go out. Am wondering if this is separation anxiety.
Dr. Marie replied:
While this could be related to separation anxiety, it's not the normal thing that dogs with separation anxiety do.
Most dogs with separation anxiety will have destructive behaviors like chewing things that they shouldn't.
I would highly advise that you have your vet examine some urine to make sure that he doesn't have a problem like an infection, crystals or bladder stones.
Is he neutered? If not, then having him neutered should solve the problem.
If the tests come back normal then you may want to keep him in a crate when you go out. Most dogs will not urinate in a crate as long as it is not too large.
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