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Urine marking Owner Factsheet

Urine marking is a natural, instinctive behaviour in dogs, but it becomes inappropriate when dogs urinate in the house to identify their territory. It is most common with sexually intact male dogs, but intact female dogs and neutered dogs may also mark.

Underlying medical reasons for inappropriate urination, such as urinary tract infections, should be ruled out before a diagnosis of marking behaviour is made. While neutering can often resolve the problem, behaviour modification, environmental treatment, and elimination of anxiety triggers can help to eliminate the behaviour.

What is urine marking?

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What causes urine marking?

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How is urine marking diagnosed?

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