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Posted by: Weim Mom | 2011/11/01

Sleep Deprived

Good day. I have a 6 1/2 year old Weimeraner Male. He insists on going out at least twice during each night. He wakes me up by scratching the side of my bed. If I don''t let him out he messes in the house. I am rather miserable and sleep deprived and was wondering if at his age it is necessary to out so often during the night or is he just being naughty.

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Hi Weim Mom, lovely to hear from you, i love Weims!! I really would take him to the vet for a check up just to make sure all ok physically. It could have become a habit, but he is now in his 'senior' years and this is often when physical concerns start. It could even be a kidney/bladder infection. What i would suggest you do is make an appointment at the vet and at the same time ask him/her what you should be looking out for i.e. how often urinating during day, is it the normal urination or small amounts etc. We spend 24/7 with our dog as oppossed to a vet that has a short time period, and the more info we can give vets, the more they are able to help our dogs. Good luck, i do hope all sorts out well and do let me know. If it is not a physical concern, then do contact me again. Thanks Scotty

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Posted by: Dog Behaviour Expert | 2011/11/02

Hi Weim Mom, lovely to hear from you, i love Weims!! I really would take him to the vet for a check up just to make sure all ok physically. It could have become a habit, but he is now in his 'senior' years and this is often when physical concerns start. It could even be a kidney/bladder infection. What i would suggest you do is make an appointment at the vet and at the same time ask him/her what you should be looking out for i.e. how often urinating during day, is it the normal urination or small amounts etc. We spend 24/7 with our dog as oppossed to a vet that has a short time period, and the more info we can give vets, the more they are able to help our dogs. Good luck, i do hope all sorts out well and do let me know. If it is not a physical concern, then do contact me again. Thanks Scotty

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