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housebroken 2yo hav starting to pee indoors

Help, Ricco was housebroken very easy and had few accidents. Now, in the past week, he has started peeing indoors. I live in PA and there is snow outdoors and it is cold, but last year he did not show this issue, and he does go outside, and seems fine going out. I am not sure how to handle this, I am not sure if is due to weather, or if he is mad at something, nothing has really changed. I wonder if there is a health issue, any ideas?
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It might be a urinary infection, which the vet can check for you. Or it could be a regression due to some change in the weather or something subtle you don't even notice. If you can catch him in the act and correct the behavior by making a loud, dsitracting noise and scuttling him outdoors, it may bring him out of the regression.

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Anne, just said it all! Get him checked at the vets for a urinary infection and if he checks out ok, then he needs a little re-training to get him back on track!
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We are going through the same thing right now with our Rascal. Although he is only 9 months old, we thought we had the housetraining thing licked. But this winter weather has been a problem - he has been starting to pee inside, even after he has just been out! We are trying to be more vigilant and take him out a bit more often (what a comedy with boots, coats, etc) and keep an eagle eye on him. We also just bought a UGODOG and are hoping to get him to use it when the weather is really evil. That will be a whole other training issue, though, I'm sure!

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I'd get a belly band on both those boys asap and watch closely.
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I had the exact same thing happen with Charlie.It turned out to be a urinary infection and crystals in his urine. The vet changed his food and he's been fine.
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Maddie hates to go outside when it's really cold, so my mom has a wee pad inside just in case. Sometimes she goes outside and refuses to pee (if it's really cold on really rainy) so she figured it couldn't hurt to let her have a wee pad inside. I know I certainly wouldn't want to go piddle in the middle of the pouring rain or super cold snow!

Definitely get the vet to check him for UTI, first!

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I had the exact same thing happen with Charlie.It turned out to be a urinary infection and crystals in his urine. The vet changed his food and he's been fine.
Can I ask what food you are using? My girl was just diagnosed today with this and they put her on a PH balancing meds because her urine is really acidic

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From what I have learned, it can be normal to have a *small* amount of struvite crystals in urine, especially if it has sat for any amount of time before they looked at it. Larger amounts of struvites are many times an indication of an infection. Oxalates are dietary related and I was on a kidney list for awhile and those that had dogs with oxalate stones found that the prescription diets didn't work so they ended up following a diet protocol on that list that worked. There are a couple other types, but they are much more rare.
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The vet put Charlie on Hills Canine CD. He has not had a problem since.
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