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    Default How much should a puppy pee

    We've only had Mini one night and day, so we aren't to worried. When she was 5 weeks old she had a bladder infection and was on antibiotics for 5 days. Since we've had her home, she needs to pee about every 15-25 minutes. She also wets herself when she is sleeping. We are wondering if this is the infection back? (got her book into the vets on Saturday to be tested) or if this is normal for a new puppy. She is an 8 week old border collie. 62654_10200558578440309_1046140392_n.jpg

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    It doesn't sound normal to me, but I'm not an expert. I'm glad to hear she is going for a veterinary check-up. Let us know how you get on.

    She looks like a cutey

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    (it is worth getting a log in tho we never used to have to do this which sucks)

    Why release the pup every hour?

    Why not every 55 minutes or every three hours? Is it really necessary to do it on the hour?
    Puppies have a 45-minute bladder capacity at three weeks of age,
    75-minute capacity at eight weeks,
    90-minute capacity at twelve weeks and
    two-hour capacity at 18 weeks.

    Releasing your puppy every hour offers you an hourly opportunity to reward your dog for using a designated toilet area. You do not have to do this precisely each hour, but it is much easier to remember to do so each hour on the hour.
    She shouldn't wet her self in her sleep - she should wake up and only pee in her bed if she can't get out.

    At that age she should be able to hang on a little bit longer, but she won't be able to hang on all night.

    And she will need to go out side - immediately -
    when she wakes up
    after eating
    after play or a short walk
    before going to bed.
    every hour (or two hours depending on age).

    A vet check is a good idea. And it might be helpful to find out why this puppy got an infection. Is everything put together correctly, does something else need sorting out (diet? water?).

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    It is not normal to wet herself in her sleep. This could be because her bladder infection has not cleared up, the needing to pee every 15 minutes might indicate this. Or it could because of a congenital condition.

    One of my dogs has a congenital incompetent sphincter and wet herself as a baby puppy. Fortunately daily medication controls the problem. There are also other congenital conditions. Hopefully it is an infection which can be cleared up. They may need to do bacterial culture so they make sure they give her the right antibiotics particularly if it has recurred.

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    Definately not right. Vet check up. Either infection, kidney's, or congenital
    All are manageable, or treatable

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Its strange, because she sleeps all through the night and doesn't get up to pee. She will pee herself, but its only a few drops or a tiny tiny puddle, not a full wee. But during the day its like she has no control. Vets tomorrow at least to see what we can do for her.

    Diet she is on Supercoat Puppy. We take her out every time she wakes up, when she finishes playing, if she is sniffing around, and after she has breakfast or dinner. And when she whines at the back door. She runs madly around every time we let her outside, and then comes back in and has a drink.

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    Let us know how you go at the vets.

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    She runs madly around every time we let her outside, and then comes back in and has a drink.
    If you want her to pee - I would keep her on lead and go to where you want her to pee and stand around being boring, until she pees. As soon as she starts sniffing, tell her the magic pee word (eg "go potty") and when she does - praise.

    If she's on dry food - try soaking it for an hour before giving it to her. And if she has a drink - then you have to go back outside within about 30 minutes or less to potty her again (be as boring as possible).

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    She gets dry food soaked in a little bit of puppy milk (what the breeder was feeding her) in the morning after a pee outside. And then at lunch time my husband has been doing some training with her where she gets some treats. And then at dinner time she has wet food (supercoat puppy). But she hasn't been showing much interest today in eating at all. I've told my husband not to give her lunch, because the breeder never did with her. And we did yesterday and she wouldn't touch dinner and then was hungry in the middle of the night.

    I'll try the lead and boring potty training. She knows what do a wee means. And will go. But she seems to do half a wee, run off, do another bit, run around again, do some more. I think she is way to easily distracted.

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    Puppies are easily distracted but there could be something else going on. Generally it is a good idea to give them 3 meals when they are so young although in the past I have just done 2. I would try and get her into a routine. I certainly wouldnt be feeding her in the middle of the night.

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