So my 17 month old dalmatian has had a few accidents in the last couple months, all have decent explinations, however I'd like to make sure I'm thinking right.
3-4 times in the last 6-8weeks she has peed on the couch. each time has been after a particularly busy day when she's gone pretty much non-stop all day. For example last night, she ran 5 miles with me (4 as part of a road race so we were pushing the pace and there were 1000 other people running, so there was lots of excitement in addition to the running). then we spend the rest of the afternoon at an outdoor festival, lots of wagging, barking, and attention. and then a few friends came for dinner. eventually dog passed out on the couch (she did her regular post-dinner business before she fell asleep). Sometime during her nap she peed on the couch. this is pretty much exactly how each peeing incident has gone down...dog gets super tired, falls asleep, and pees in her sleep.
She had a couple accidents like this right after she was spayed, at that point the vet said that since she's young so she sleeps hard, is on prednisone for allergies so drinks more, and had abdominal surgery that may have weakened some muscles that it wasn't something to worry about at that point.
She was fixed at 10 months old, she went through one heat cycle before that, we have not had any other accidents in the house. should i just chalk this up to exhaustion and be more diligent about waking her to go out when we've had a busy day? or is this something I should engage our vet in? H and I didn't even think to wake her because she is usually so good about asking (read:demanding) to go out when she needs to go.
for now I'm thinking this is probably no big deal, we just need to let her out (or make her go out) after a busy day...does that sound fair?
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