Male Puppy Peeing In His Sleep
Do I Look Like I Pee in My Sleep?
Recently we had our 6-month-old Kosmo neutered. At first, there were no problems, however, over the last several weeks, Kosmo has been having nightmares and he's wetting himself while he sleeps.
Please give some advice, many thanks.
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
Hello Michelle, It sounds like it could be a post-neuter urinary problem, possibly an infection, but I'm not a vet and certainly not qualified to make any diagnosis.
My advice would be to go back to your vet and explain what's happening. He may want to do some tests to check for infection. At least then you'll know for sure and be in a better position to treat the symptoms and get rid of any infection.
As for the nightmares - it's true that dogs (just like humans) can dream and do have occasional nightmares. I'm sure he's only dreaming of chasing rabbits, but if you're truly worried, why not mention it to your vet when you meet him?
I don't recommend trying to wake your dog from a nightmare (or even normal sleep) as roused dogs can often be dangerous.
Waking your puppy may cause him some confusion or may frighten him, but if you really want to wake him from one of his nightmares, try calling out his name, or clapping your hands at the same time as saying his name. Don't shake him awake.
Is it possible that your dog is having some sort of seizure?
If he is, he won't wake. If it's just a dream or a nightmare, calling his name will wake him.
It's probably unlikely that your puppy is having seizures, but if you're going to see your vet anyway, why not video him when he's next asleep and having a nightmare. Make a note of what and when he was fed and how much he drank and what has happened during the day.
When you visit your vet, you may well have enough information to allow him to make a quick and easy diagnosis.
Hope this helps!