Priority: High


  • Needs a veterinary appointment within 12 hours.
  • If it is after hours, closely monitor your dog.
  • If your dog’s condition worsens, seek emergency care.
  • If symptoms change, repeat and revise the Symptom Checker.

Symptom Considerations

  • Contact your veterinarian.
  • House soiling when your dog is fully housetrained can mean there is a problem.
  • Some questions to prepare for:
    • Is the leakage continuous?
    • When does it happen (at rest, after urination, while walking)?
    • When did you first notice it?
    • When urinating, does your dog pee small and frequent amounts?
  • Your dog may need diagnostic tests such as:
    • Urinalysis and urine culture
    • Blood work
    • X-rays
    • Medications such as antibiotics or hormone supplements