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  • My dog will pee in the kennel even if it is a small amount. He does it every time i put him in there. He does not pee in the house, only when its time for him to be in the kennel. Also he obsessively chases and harasses my senior chihuahua and redirecting his attention is not working. He is 8 months old

    Hi Stephanie,
    I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian. Urinating in the kennel is not something that is often seen. While this could be a behavioral issue there can be underlying medical issues as well. These medical issues can include urinary tract infection, incontinence, kidney disease, or an underlying metabolic issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. If there is a medical issue then treating that issue will often resolve the behavior. If this is primarily a behavioral issue your vet can work with you on a behavior modification plan that is specific to your pet. They can also talk to you about thing that you can do to help with the chasing and harassing of your other dog.


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