Even though we love our dogs like they are family, their emotions, health, and bodily functions are not the same as a human’s. For all the things we know about our pets, we are still learning new things every day. It is important that we understand their needs so that we can care for them properly. Doing a little research upfront will help us give our dogs happy and healthy lives.
Consider this question: Do you know how often a dog should urinate?
The answer is that it varies depending upon the size of the dog and its overall health. In general, dogs produce between 10-20 ml of urine per pound. So, how many times does that mean they need to go out and relieve themselves? Dogs need to urinate between 3-5 times a day. In that respect, they are a lot like humans. Dogs need to go to the bathroom after meals and a couple of times in between, just like we do. That applies even if you are on a road trip. Think about how you feel when you have to go to the bathroom but you are trying to wait to get to the next exit. This is how a dog feels when they are unable to relieve themselves for long periods during the day.
Putting yourself in your pet’s shoes is always a good gauge to determine how to treat them. Their frequency of urinating is definitely one of those areas where the mind of man and animal meet.