How Often Should a Dog Pee?
Typically, canines pee about three to five times a day or every six to eight hours. Most Vets recommend taking your pup out to pee every six to eight hours to keep indoor ‘accidents’ from happening. However, several factors could affect a dog’s peeing habits. Diet, what your dog drinks, size, breed, and age are some of the things that will determine your dog’s peeing frequency.
Puppies tend to pee more often than full-grown dogs. This is because they have smaller urinary bladders that can only hold small amounts of urine. Conversely, senior or older dogs might also have to pee more often due to age (just like humans!) and some health conditions that affect older dogs. Furthermore, factors such as the level of hydration, type of breed, and physical activity can also determine how often a dog needs to relieve herself.
Determine where your dog is most comfortable.
The location where you leave your dog is important to consider. For maximum comfort, dogs should ideally have access to their favorite spaces or the areas they find safest and most relaxing, Stelow says.
This can be a room with their bed, their crate, or a space with lots of toys so that they can entertain themselves.
If you let them roam in your house, you should “puppy-proof” the house before leaving, she adds. Empty the garbage cans, tidy up the space, and lock certain rooms to keep your dog from getting into anything theyre not supposed to.
Urinary Tract Infection:
So, you have come here to ask how long can dogs hold their pee? Above gives general numbers but to understand why your dog is peeing you need to understand what type of urination is occurring.
This occurs when the environment overstimulates your dog. It is common when you first come home or have a guest over.
Marking is the behavior of laying scent down to establish territory.
A dog will be unable to hold in their pee when they feel weak or vulnerable. To help a dog who submissive pees you need to give them distance. This might mean not coming near them when you first get home. Also, try not to loom over the dog. This is a very aggressive position and will cause submissive peeing.