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My toy poodle is almost 2 yrs old. Today i noticed she seems to be having a hard time going pee..She squats for the longest time. I'm not sure if she's going each time i can't tell the grass covers her up,but she doesn't usually squat that long. She seems fine but i'm a little concerned. Karen

Hello Karen,
Sorry it took a little while to get back to you.  Sounds like your girl could have a little bladder infection or even some proteins in her urine and that makes it more difficult to go.  If she isn't over this yet, I would schedule a Vet check to make sure there isn't anything more serious going on and to get her on some antibiotics.  
Do you notice her going more often or just taking longer to go?  I would try to get her to go somewhere where you can see what her urine looks like so you can tell if its thick, if there is anything in it (like protein strands) or if its dark colored.  
If you can see it and there is none of these signs, then she should be ok.  Do make sure you offer her plenty of water to drink and that she is drinking good.  

I hope this helps you some and that your girl is doing ok.  Again, sorry for taking so long to answer.  

If you have other questions about this or other questions in general about Poodles, please feel free to ask.  (I usually answer within the first day).

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I can answer general questions about Poodles. My specific area of expertise is Standard Poodles, but I will answer all questions about Poodles and dog related questions if I can. If I can't answer your question, I will be able to find information or someone who can.


I am a Dog Groomer and Dog Trainer, who has raised Standard Poodles for over 25 years. I can answer Housebreaking questions, Obedience/Training questions, Grooming questions, Breeding questions, and General Dog questions. I can also give SUGGESTIONS about general Health questions, but as I am not a Certified Vet, I cannot and will not diagnose illnesses. If you think that your dog is seriously ill, please contact your own Vet.

I am a member of the American Kennel Club.

I have worked at several Pet stores in my area, worked for a year as a Vet Tech, was an apprentice for a Dog Trainer, and have also worked at a Grooming/Showing kennel for several months. I have also raised, shown, currently train, and groom my own Standard Poodles, and have for over 25 years.

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