Zaida's Potty Accidents

A house-broken dog won't start urinating in the house without a good reason. Any change in your dog's behavior or habits is an essential piece of information. What are your dog's urinary accidents telling you?

Zaida is a perfectly well house-trained girl. When her parents found urine puddles in the kitchen, they were puzzled. They were trying to figure it out but seeing a vet did not cross their minds.

Then Zaida started squatting for longer than normal when going to pee.

Was she straining to urinate? You might suspect what came next--blood in Zaida's pee. That's what brought Zaida to a veterinarian.

A simple urine test confirmed that Zaida had urinary tract infection (UTI). She received antibiotics and a follow-up appointment in five days.

By then, Zaida should have improved and felt better.

However, Zaida wasn't better, she was worse. She spent much of her days straining to pee and was in pain. This was not a garden-variety UTI.

Luckily for Zaida, her veterinarian decided to take x-rays to see if it can provide answers. Surely enough, there was the answer.

Zaida had a giant bladder stone.

This had to be fixed surgically. Surgery went well, and Zaida felt better right away.

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