Does your pet pee out of place? If this situation has become more and more common, it is a sign that there may be something wrong with the environment in which he should do his needs or with his routine. This goes for dogs and cats, as well as other pets.
To help you prevent your furry urinating where it shouldn’t and educate you to do your needs in appropriate places, we have separated tips that may be useful. Follow us!
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Choose a suitable environment for him to pee
- It is important to choose a corner for the pet to do its needs, which must have easy access and be well identified for the pet. It must also be frequently sanitized, as dirt can keep the animal away from it.
- The ideal is that this place is defined since before the adoption of the pet or as soon as it arrives at the house, so that it has a good time to get used to this environment.
- If it is a cat, a litter box is usually quickly identified as a “bathroom”. However, if you want to define other places for him to use, you will need to do as in the case of a dog: train him daily to use the chosen place until he does it by himself.
- If the pet is a puppy, avoid a place too far from where it usually stays, as it may not hold the urine until it reaches it. Also, set a corner away from food and water, as pets usually don’t like to have their needs close to where they feed and hydrate.
- And another very important point is that the environment will become safe for the pet, where it will not encounter conflicting and / or challenging situations when making its needs.
Establish a walking routine
- This tip usually serves more to the dogs, because many owners establish a walking routine, during which he fulfills his needs. This can be done on the premises of the home, especially if you have ample space.
- In this case, take him to the appropriate place at the times when he usually looks for the “bathroom”. With good observation, you will be able to identify when the dog shows signs of this.
- Furthermore, this routine makes the animal associate the walk with the time to pee, in order to prepare for it. Just be careful not to forget to take it when necessary or as many times as it needs, as this can cause you to urinate in the wrong places. You will not always be able to hold the pee, especially if it is a puppy.
Invest in attractions that the pet associates with the place where it should urinate
- The positive association is important to reinforce the pet’s habit of peeing in the appropriate places. This association is made by rewarding the animal when it hits the spot where it must urinate.
- This can be done with affection, snacks or incentives. In this case, the goal is to make him associate the chosen environment for his needs with something positive. Over time, the tendency is for him to repeat this behavior.
Remove odors that attract the pet to unsuitable environments
- Some smells can cause the pet to urinate in inappropriate places or objects, such as furniture, doors, corridors, etc. In addition, male animals tend to demarcate territory when there are other pets around, changes in the environment occur, they smell odors from other animals’ urine, etc.
- This type of situation can be solved by passing special products in places where the pet usually urinates. For example, olfactory repellents and health educators.
The tips presented can be useful, but if the pet continues to urinate out of place, try searching for more guidance. If, even after applying other possible solutions, he continues to pee out of place, then it is important to keep an eye on his health.
It is likely that the pet has behavioral problems, urinary incontinence, infection or other hindrance that affects its bladder control. In that case, it is essential to seek a veterinarian to examine him.
In this way, it will be possible not only to resolve the issue of him peeing out of place, but also to treat his fur if he has any health issues to be resolved. Consequently, you will be able to prevent him from developing more serious problems.
Now that you know what to do when your pet doesn’t use the proper “bathroom”, see what to do when your dog doesn’t want to eat!