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Why do dogs pee on their bed?

There are two explanations as to why dogs pee on their bed - behavioural or medical. A dog peeing on their bed is not considered a normal part of canine behaviour, so should be investigated so that you can get to the bottom of this habit.

  • Not house trained
  • Territorial marking
  • Dog anxiety
  • Excitement
  • Stress
  • Fear

Behavioural explanations for why dogs pee on their bed

Once they’ve peed on their dog bed once, your furry friend is likely to continue without intervention, should this be a behavioural issue. But, should you wash your dog’s bed as soon as you notice the smell, this can help prevent this behaviour from becoming ongoing.

If your dog is not fully house-trained, then they may simply not know where they should be urinating. Read the Omlet guide on how you can lead your dog to potty-training success.

Your dog could also be territorial marking, or be experiencing dog anxiety. Peeing on the bed can also be caused by feelings of excitement, stress and fear but all of which can be resolved through dog training.

Medical explanations for why dogs pee on their bed

  • UTI infection
  • Dog incontinence
  • Bladder stones
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological issues

If your dog is peeing in their sleep or while lying down it’s likely that this is a urinary tract infection.

Another medical explanation is dog incontinence. Whilst this is more common in older dogs, certain dog breeds such as Boxers, Weimaraners, and Dalmatians are also more predisposed to this condition.

Dogs may also have bladder stones, diabetes or neurological issues. Regardless of the cause behind your dog peeing on their bed, you should contact your veterinarian to address these concerns.

How to stop your dog from peeing on their bed

After you’ve got to the root of why your dog is peeing on their bed, you can work on resolving the problem. Medical and other behavioural conditions need to be addressed with either your veterinarian but if it’s a simple case of your dog not being housetrained, take a read of our guide on dog toilet training here.

How to clean pee off a dog bed

Dog beds are notoriously tricky to clean - especially when they’ve been subject to dog pee, dirt and debris. The problem is, not all beds are machine washable. This leads to frustrated pet parents attempting and failing to, successfully clean their dogs’ mattresses or even throwing them away to end up in landfills.

You’ve probably been told to give the bed a good shake-out and vacuum as the first steps of cleaning. But then it’s on to trying to soak out urine stains and then making a mess with baking soda to eliminate some of the odor. And after all of that, your dog’s bed still isn’t back to brand new! Sounds like a lot of hassle, right?

Thanks to Omlet, stained and stinky dog beds are a thing of the past. Our expertly-designed range of beds has been made by dog people, for dog people. Omlet’s Topology dog bed has been created to withstand any puppy or fully-grown pooch accident with removable, easy-to-clean toppers. Simply zip your dog’s topper off their bed and throw it in the washing machine to get rid of any urine odors and stains. Spend less worrying about cleaning pee, and more of it enjoying life with your dog.

Omlet and your dog

At Omlet, we’re committed to bringing you closer to your pets. From an extensive range of puppy beds, dog crates, dog blankets and more easy-to-clean dog beds for any pooch accidents, find the products to best help you build a wondrous connection with your dog.

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