When should I consult a vet about my dog’s increased urination?

Any change in your dog’s urination habits warrants a trip to the veterinarian. The exception to this is if your dog has had a big day of exercise and they have consumed more water than usual.

What goes in, must come out, so if your dog has been drinking lots of water due to exercise or a salty snack, they are likely to urinate more and that is not necessarily an issue.

Generally speaking, increased urination is not an emergency. However, if your dog is urinating more frequently for more than a day or two, it’s time book an appointment with your veterinarian to address the underlying cause.

Some causes, such as kidney disease, can be very serious and potentially fatal if left untreated, so it is not advisable to wait long if your dog is urinating more.

Though polyuria (increased urination) is likely not an emergency, it is advisable to contact your vet if it doesn’t resolve within two days.