Going in the middle of the night?

This has happened twice in the last week:

  • Ziggy got up in the middle of the night to do the "poop dance". I knew that he had to either pee or poop, and he peed a great quantity on the bathroom floor.
  • Last night, he awoke in the middle of the night and had to pee (a lot) and also pooped.

Nothing else in his diet, habits, or daily routine has changed, and I'm worried but not panicking; I'll monitor him for a few days and see if it happens again. About 2 weeks ago, his test strip for Fanconi was negative.

Has anyone else had this experience, of a dog who out of the blue has to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?


To make sure, 1st be sure that your test strips are current and valid… then also I would recommend that you test 4 or 5 days in a row and maybe 2x's a day just to be sure.

Could also be UTI, but urine culture would be needed to validate that...

I would be concerned about "peeing" great quantity .... and think that maybe a trip to the Vet is in order

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