Why is my mini doing this?

by Cassandra
(Bountiful, UT, USA)

I have a 4 year old mini. We live in an apartment and he has been living with us for 2 years now.
He was great for about 7 months and then started going to the bathroom on the carpet even after he had gone outside and gone to the bathroom. Because he wouldn't stop we wound up having to crate him while we are gone. He has been crated for the last 6 months (only when we are gone for work, school, etc.) and has not had any problems.
In the last 4 days he has been going to the bathroom in his crate every time he is left in it. He is being taken out to go to the bathroom multiple times before being put in his crate for the night but seems to just keep going to the bathroom.
Any ideas on what might be going on with him?

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Mar 02, 2011
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Bladder Problem
by: Anonymous

I aggree...if the dog is urinating where it sleeps means it has a bladder infection. A dog will never go to the bathroom where they sleep....I think its a bladder infection...take the dog to the vet before it will be a bigger and more costly problem.

Apr 05, 2010
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Problem solved
by: Linda and Max

Glad you seem to have got to the root of the problem, cassandra.
Hopefully all is well now.

Best wishes,
Linda and Max

Mar 29, 2010
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Result
by: Anonymous

I wound up taking him to the vet last week. Turns out he has colitis (inflammation of the colon). They gave me a med and a probiotic and he has not gone to the bathroom in his crate for a few days. Very simple fix, thank goodness!

Mar 29, 2010
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Hope i can help
by: Bella

He may have a bladder problem.

I would take him to the vet.
dogs don't like to do it in there crate


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