Is it OK for dogs to drink their own urine? Although a dog or puppy licking its own wee isn’t likely to cause any harm, it’s a good idea to check in with your vet if it becomes a regular habit. Licking urine is normal behavior to a dog.
How do I get my dog to stop drinking his pee?
- Consider Retraining. Many dogs will need a refresher on housetraining at least once in their life.
- Ensure Your Dog Always Has Access to Fresh Water. Your dog should always have access to freshwater.
- Take Your Dog to the Vet.
How do I know if my dog has a UTI? Dogs with UTIs generally attempt to urinate very frequently whenever they go outside. They also may strain to urinate, or cry out or whine when urinating if it is painful. Sometimes you might even see blood in their urine. Dripping urine, or frequent licking of the genitals, may also signal that a UTI is present.
Why is my dog drinking other dogs pee? Because of their heightened senses, dogs will sometimes lick another dog’s urine as a way of understanding the information that they smell in greater detail. This may seem gross to us, but it allows your pet to understand whether the dog is male or female, neutered or unneutered, and even stressed all from their wee!