I've scheduled an appointment with the vet for Monday, but I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with these particular symptoms in a coming-up-on 7 months old puppy. Not sure if I should be worried or not.
In the last couple weeks I've noticed a slight regression in potty training - He's had five or so pee accidents. I've been monitoring, waiting to see if it would get worse or better, but it has stayed fairly stagnant. In the last two days I've noticed an "abnormal" amount of licking in the genital areas - almost compulsively - at night (or when he's laying down doing nothing). He also had a slight accident in the bed last night (which was the first time he's done that, and the reason I decided to give the vet a holler).
I've been monitoring him constantly today. He didn't have any other accidents besides the bed (which was only a drop or two); he'll go wait by the door, then go outside, do his thing, then come back in. But, when I took him on his walk, late in the afternoon, there was one point where he peed three times over a period of 5 minutes. It was a good sized amount each time.
I'm not sure if this would be marking? He doesn't lift his leg, sniff around, or seem to "mark" anything in particular…but at the same time he seemed aware enough to go in the snow and not on the concrete.
There's been no physical signs... no redness, irritation, or discharge. He doesn't strain when he urinates, go only a small amount, or act like he's in pain. The urine isn't bloody or dark looking. I haven't seen him drink an excessive amount of water either. He's not lethargic, grumpy, or skipping meals.
Just curious if UTIs can manifest themselves so....inconspicuously (He's not on medication)? Or if there's a more likely explanation (food allergy, etc.) ? I did switch over from natural balance to TOTW not too long ago.