When you suddenly change your canine buddy’s diet, the new food can cause some bowel upsets before your dog gets used to it. Having bowel upsets will often result in your dog needing to poop more often.
During the day, this is not a problem, because your dog can easily go out and do their business. At night, however, they can’t go out, and because they can’t hold it till morning, their only option is to do it in the house.
The best way to deal with this is to avoid sudden diet changes. If you want to change your furry friend’s diet, do it gradually so that their bodies have enough time to adjust to the changes.
Change In Schedule
Changing one aspect of your dog’s schedule can also affect their bathroom schedule. For instance, if you start feeding your dog later in the night, they will not have time to go out before sleep time. The urge will come later in the night when you’re not awake to let them out, so they’ll just do their business indoors.
To avoid this, you should make necessary adjustments to ensure that any schedule changes will not affect your doggie’s potty schedule.
Lack Of Adequate Breaks During Daytime
If your dear fido is not getting enough bathroom breaks during the day, they’ll just hold it in until they can’t do it anymore. If this point arrives in the middle of the night, they’ll have no choice but to relieve themselves indoors.
The solution to this is to ensure your dog has enough potty breaks within the day. If you’re not around to let them out during the day, find a pet sitter, or have someone who can come at certain times to let your pooch out for a potty break.
Age Related Health Problems
As your dog gets older, there’s a high chance that they could get affected by some age-related health problems. Some of these medical problems can make it harder for your pooch to hold it in for long periods of time, and since they don’t have any bathroom breaks at night, they’ll just go indoors.
For age related health issues, you’ll need to see a vet and have the problem treated. Sometimes, however, there’s not much that vets can do for your pooch, in which case you should consider getting your four legged friend some doggie diapers.