Hi everyone! So, Bunsen has been a good boy for the 2 months that we've had him and he's been making big steps forward as far as his potty training (on pee pads) has been going.
Over the weekend we left him at home for about 30 hours total to go to a wedding. A close friend of ours who has spent LOTS of time with Bunsen (he's almost like a 2nd daddy) stepped in and watched him at our apartment, brought him out, played, etc. We got back late afternoon yesterday and took him out of his expen to play. In 5 minutes he had peed twice on the carpet, which was unusual. I decided to keep him on my lap on the couch to settle down (usually not a problem at all), and he immediately got off and peed a gigantic amount on the couch... which he has NEVER done. He knows to get off first.
In fact, he was just a pee machine all evening. He probably only made it on his pad once, and just went everywhere in his ex-pen. I have no idea how a teeny pup can hold so much pee! He was also drinking excessively (1/2 cup in a single sitting and asking for more), and according to our friend he had been doing so while we were away too. He was peeing every 15 minutes or less for at least a few hours. What got be really concerned was when peed and pooped in his crate before bed—something he never does. In fact he has never pooped in the wrong place before!
Anyway, I took him to the vet today and she said he seems perfectly normal physically, and just to observe him for another day or two.
My question is... if its a behavioral thing and he just missed us while we were away, how do we deal with this? Is this some form of separation anxiety? Our friend did say he was particularly whiny. He's not any better with his peeing today in terms of accuracy, and I worry it has caused him to move many steps backwards in the learning process