Why won't my senior dog stop peeing in the hallway?

He's never had problems with peeing inside before. He's about 10 years old, and he's really only started acting his age recently. He has no other odd behaviors or symptoms, but for the last couple days he's been peeing in the same spot in our hallway several times a day. At one point he even stopped playing with his brothers and went right in front of me. He has a bell on the door that he knows to ring when he needs to go out, but he doesn't ring the bell. He just goes on the floor. He's a lab mix, so he's had some fatty tumors develop over the years, but he's never had any other symptoms of being sick so we've never had reason to worry about his health in the past. He had a vet check-up a few months ago and she gave him a clean bill of health. We ordered him a "tinkle belt", but I'm wondering if there's anything else we could do to help or if there might be a reason that he's started doing this now?

Asked by Rocky on Jan 2nd 2012 in House Soiling
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Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

I'm starting to have a similar problem with Jax. First, I would have him checked for a UTI or kidney issues. If he's still healthy, then I would take him out more often, which is what I have to do with Jax. Good Luck!

Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 1/2/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

Get him checked out by a vet, have a urine sample taken. He may have a UTI. Senior dogs often develop incontinence, so that's also a possibility. Mine did. We were able to manage it for three years using a medication.

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 1/2/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer