• April 7th, 2022
    Written by: Kimberly

    One of the reasons that we are so passionate about our work here at FurBabies Home Pet Care is that we know that our work makes a difference in the life of your pet. Though we work with many types of animals, much of our work revolves around dogs, as these are the pets that have the most mid-day needs for walks, food, and love.

    Sometimes, we meet owners that do not believe that their dog benefits from a midday walk. Often this is because, historically, their dog has never had a difficult time holding in their "business," and so the owner comes home after 9 hours away from work, takes the dog out, and there are no accidents in the house.

    But just because your dog may be able to hold their urine doesn't mean that they should.

    Dogs that hold their urine longer than 6 to 8 hours are at greater risk for:

    • Urinary Tract Issues
    • Future Incontinence
    • Anxiety/Stress

    Dogs may be capable of holding their urine, but there are long term issues that may occur if your dog is tasked with holding it in more than 6 to 8 hours a day, every day, for an extended period of time. Incontinence, which is caused by damage to the bladder from holding pee too frequently, is typically also irreversible.

    So, while your dog may be a wonderful job 'holding it' when you're away, consider regular pet breaks with a trained pet sitter capable of giving your pet the love and attention it deserves. Contact FurBabies Home Pet Care today in Lake Mary for pet sitting and other pet services.