Cocker Spaniels/16 yr old cocker spaniel
Our beautiful chocolate cocker spaniel will be 16 this year. he still acts and plays like a puppy. but, he goes to bathroom where ever and whenever he wants now. it is getting exhausting to keep up with him. even after taking him out several times a day. what can we do? our house is soiled and has a constant odor because of it too.
At his age it's highly probable he has a weak bladder. There is a medication for this so please talk to your vet. No expensive testing necessary - just a pill am and pm.
Also possible he has a UTI and I'd rule that out first. But he definitely needs a vet visit.
You're extremely lucky he's still happy & basically healthy at this age so do get him checked out. The med for a weak bladder actually "works" the bladder muscles and with one of my own old boys I found after a few months I could cut down.
If your vet isn't familiar with the med - write me and i'll send info but I'm sure they'll know.