So Digital my brindlewonderkid has been peeing in the house lately. He will be 15 in December and has just finished a 12 day course of Metronidizole b/c of some reoccuring diarrhea. (all the dogs were on the Metro as it was not just Diggie with the diarrhea) I did have a urinalysis run on him several months ago and he was on a course of anitbiotics then. He also had a full bloodwork done a couple of weeks ago when he had the most recent course of diarrhea. He was slightly dehydrated (diarrhea) and his liver values were on the low side of normal but everything else was good. I am going to take him back to the vet in a week or two to recheck the liver values, but I'm wondering if there is something else I need to look for or if this is common in older pups.
He would prefer to pee outside, but his method of telling us he needs to go out, is just to sort of stare at us and he does not seem to have much warning. Of course his method for wanting on the sofa/food/etc is also just to stare at us. He's never needed anything else as he's always just gone with the schedule. I do not have the ability for a dog door currently. He also has never peed in the house while I'm at work, just when someone is home. It has been hot here (like everwhere else in the US of late) and my thought is maybe he's just drinking more and needs to go more. And he maybe doesn't drink as much when where not home and just sleeps. Ideas? Thoughts?
Other info - His energy level is great and I do have to tackle him to prevent him from fence running with the neighbor's 4 year old dogs. I don't mind him doing a few runs when it's in the 70s, but I don't want him doing this when it is 90+ out. And yes, he would and has if I'm not quick enough to spot the neighbor dogs being out.