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Ask Amy: Puppy's pee pushes parent out of bed

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My husband and I got a new puppy when she was about 10 months old.

She likes sleeping on the bed with us, but sometimes jumps off and goes into her crate to sleep.

My husband is crazy about her and loves it when she sleeps/cuddles in bed.

Unfortunately, she leaks urine in the bed, soaking through the sheets and mattress pad -- and I am now continuously washing bed linen. It smells terrible!

I washed everything yesterday, and this morning everything was soaked, stained and smelly again.

My husband says I am being too picky about things in the house.


Am I crazy that I don't want to sleep with the smell of dog urine?

Shouldn't our pup be crated at night?

-- Hates the Smell

Dear Hates: If you are waking up to urine-soaked bedding, you should assume that your dog is doing more than "leaking." A young and healthy dog should not be leaking urine.


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