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Old 01-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

My spoo's bed was very wet this morning -- I'm wondering if it was urine or saliva. In the past, her urine has always smelled pretty strong, but her wet bed didn't smell like anything except a mild cedar smell. Her bed filling includes a lot of cedar chips. Can cedar completely mask urine odor?

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* She usually doesn't drool, but yesterday she hurt her mouth & since then she's been drooling more - but it would've required a LOT a drool to get the bed that wet.
* Also, she hasn't had any pee/poo accidents in over 2 months (she's 7 months old), so it seems strange that she might have peed in her bed of all places. She's peed in her bed only 1 time before, and that time she whimpered and yelped very loudly because it was while she was crated & she couldn't get out. This time I didn't hear any whimpering/yelping.


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Hi all,

My spoo's bed was very wet this morning -- I'm wondering if it was urine or saliva. In the past, her urine has always smelled pretty strong, but her wet bed didn't smell like anything except a mild cedar smell. Her bed filling includes a lot of cedar chips. Can cedar completely mask urine odor?

Additional/background information:
* She usually doesn't drool, but yesterday she hurt her mouth & since then she's been drooling more - but it would've required a LOT a drool to get the bed that wet.
* Also, she hasn't had any pee/poo accidents in over 2 months (she's 7 months old), so it seems strange that she might have peed in her bed of all places. She's peed in her bed only 1 time before, and that time she whimpered and yelped very loudly because it was while she was crated & she couldn't get out. This time I didn't hear any whimpering/yelping.


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Does she suck on her blankets or bedding? ( I know of many doberman's who like to do this..) That can make a blanket very wet in a hurry! Otherwise Id say its either urine (most likely) or is she drooling a lot? What happened to her mouth? Of course ensure she doesnt need vet care if she has an injury. My dogs urine doesnt really smell strong at all..except when Madonna had a UTI.
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Your dog sleeps in wood chips?

I'm confused.

I would get her a water resistant surface to sleep on for a while, it's not uncommon for puppies to pee into something that's absorbent and sleep on the dry area of it.
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Does she suck on her blankets or bedding? ( I know of many doberman's who like to do this..) That can make a blanket very wet in a hurry! Otherwise Id say its either urine (most likely) or is she drooling a lot? What happened to her mouth? Of course ensure she doesnt need vet care if she has an injury. My dogs urine doesnt really smell strong at all..except when Madonna had a UTI.
Thanks for your input. She doesn't suck on her bedding, but yesterday she was playing and knocked her face really hard into a wooden structure & her mouth was bleeding & I think she dislocated her jaw based on a video that I happened to be taking when it happened. She was drooling much more than usual afterward & the drool was orange from residual bleeding. (The vet said she'll be OK though)


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Your dog sleeps in wood chips?

I'm confused.

I would get her a water resistant surface to sleep on for a while, it's not uncommon for puppies to pee into something that's absorbent and sleep on the dry area of it.
Oops, let me clarify: her bed has a removable fabric/plush cover, and inside the cover is the bed's core "stuffing" (which consists of some filling + cedar chips supposedly for odor control)

Thanks for your suggestion - I guess just surprised at the idea that, if she peed in her bed, she wouldn't have barked and yelped because that's what happened before.
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is she a female and is she fixed? Ginger started "leaking" urin I can't remember how old she was and the vet said that it sometimes happens after they are fixed. She takes Proin -its a hormone or something that controls it.
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You never know! Puppies are mysterious little things sometimes

Thank you for clarifying, I was just marveled at how she wasn't eating all the chips because that's probably the first thing mine would have done!
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I've been concerned about your dog's wet bed. You didn't say if it happened again. I have two minis and a couple of years ago they were both wetting the bed. It was urine that didn't smell because it was so dilute. It turned out to be the Blue Buffalo dog food. It wasn't the exact formula that was recalled but it was also defective. Blue Buffalo reimbursed us $800.00 for vet bills. They were sick for months, they quit playing and my female laid around looking pitiful. I hate to think what would have happened if we had continued feeding Blue Buffalo after they started wetting the bed.
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That is scary! But wow, so glad that BB paid the vet bills!
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I've been concerned about your dog's wet bed. You didn't say if it happened again. I have two minis and a couple of years ago they were both wetting the bed. It was urine that didn't smell because it was so dilute. It turned out to be the Blue Buffalo dog food. It wasn't the exact formula that was recalled but it was also defective. Blue Buffalo reimbursed us $800.00 for vet bills. They were sick for months, they quit playing and my female laid around looking pitiful. I hate to think what would have happened if we had continued feeding Blue Buffalo after they started wetting the bed.
Your poor pups! I've never heard of that before - thank you for sharing & I am glad that they reimbursed you.
For the past couple nights, we started leaving the kennel door open at night so that if she needs to pee she can go out & use her pee pad. So we're pretty sure now that it was just drool because her pee pad was unused & the wet spot occurred again & was always odorless. I guess she's just a drooler.

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is she a female and is she fixed? Ginger started "leaking" urin I can't remember how old she was and the vet said that it sometimes happens after they are fixed. She takes Proin -its a hormone or something that controls it.
She is a female & she's fixed. I've heard of that happening with other dogs after spay/neuter surgery too, so unfortunate. However based on what I wrote above, I think it is drool thankfully - not pee.

Thanks for all of your responses!
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I'm so glad Maddie is ok. Thanks for the update!
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