We love our animals and all their quirks, but some quirks are harder to deal with than others. If your dog tends to pee when expressing excitement, the team at Summeridge Animal Clinic can help. Keep reading for some tips on dissuading this behaviour, so you can fully enjoy your dog’s excitement:
Submissive Urination in Dogs
Many dogs, especially younger ones, release a small amount of urine when they feel a strong emotion, especially excitement. This is a physical, innate response that dogs in the wild often use in packs to recognize another dog as the leader. Many puppies demonstrate submissive urination, especially when they are excited, but it is something that most dogs will outgrow. Training can also help dogs get past the urge for submissive urination.
Some dogs get so excited that their body expels urine. Excitement urination is another condition that most dogs outgrow. Many will stop doing this by their first birthday. Although there is not much, you can do to stop excitement urination, and you can take your dog outside before any play sessions or visits from friends or family members. This way, they don’t have anything left to expel when they get excited. You should always address your dog in a calm, cheerful tone after excitement urination to avoid making them anxious.
When Is a Dog Peeing When Excited Too Much?
In most cases, a little urine when excited is normal. There are instances where excessive urination could be signs of a more serious medical issue, however. If your dog regularly pees when excited, schedule a wellness visit at Summeridge Animal Clinic so we can see if there’s a bigger problem. Sometimes excessive urination could indicate a urinary tract infection, bladder stones, or cystitis. Veterinarians and pet parents must treat all of these conditions with medication.
Whether your pet is exhibiting strange behaviour or it’s time for an annual wellness check, Summeridge Animal Clinic is here for you. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please visit us online or call (905) 731–1225.