This might be a record for me in number of posts in a week.
As it's looking more and more like I may need to take Luna in for her skin stuff, so I'll probably have this checked into then, too, but I wanted to get some feedback first.
Luna's housebreaking was coming along pretty well... She got spayed last Tuesday. I can't remember if this started before or after the spay, but it's definitely been worse since we started letting her off the leash in the house. To put it simply, she is peeing. A lot. She drinks a fair amount, too, but I'm not sure it's all that much more than River (Robin, on the other hand, needs to drink more
). Luna pees every time she goes outside immediately. Sometimes several times while she's out. I praise her a lot, but I'm bad about taking treats outside. She can hold it for 6+ hours during the day-- she's only crated about 2 days a week for any more than 2 hours, but she's never had an accident in the crate.
Instead, she's peeing on River's bed that's on the floor next to my bed. She's done it every evening for the last several days, twice on some evenings. Tonight she did it within 10-15 minutes of coming back inside from peeing for the 4th time in an hour.
My first thought was UTI, but she can hold it when she's not sitting on that dog bed, and her urine is sitting at about a 6.5 pH. And it's always on that bed. She'd had accidents a few other places in the house, but not for a few weeks. And if she's on a leash-- like if I keep her on the bed with me and don't let her down, no problems. River's bed used to be Simon's bed-- he was incontinent. I always had a waterproof pad and sheet on top of it, and I always sprayed it with Nature's Miracle et al before washing, but I know that's not always 100%, and I am still using those sheets and pads.
Am I right to think this sounds behavioral? I guess she might smell the old pee... Or be marking River's bed? Or it could be some sort of UTI. Just after all my fights with the vet over crystals, I'm afraid to take another sample in!
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