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How many times is normal for a small dog to pee in a day?

I have a shihtzu’s who’s 13 months old. She drinks water but she only pees twice in a day. Is this normal?   How many times is normal for a small dog to pee in a day?

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  1. Taylor - Blog Admin@VetLocator.com on said:

    A healthy adult dog should urinate at least every eight to ten hours. Many dogs go more than that, but often they’re marking more than having a need to urinate. Make sure her urine is not dark or cloudy in color as that could indicate that her urine is too concentrated or some other problem. The actual frequency can vary based on how much sodium and glucose is in the diet and how much water is consumed. Larger dogs have larger bladder capacity than small dogs and can go without urinating through the entire night. Smaller dogs need to be taken out more frequently, but in most cases, they can also go through the night without urinating. Typically, normal daily urinary output in dogs is less than 20 milliliters per pound. Give her plenty of opportunities to urinate by taking her outside first thing in the morning, after she eats, after play, and before bedtime, as well as a few other times a day to develop a habit for her to go. If urination seems too infrequent, you should seek the advice of your veterinarian. Goodluck ^_^

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