The answer to how frequently should dogs urinate is: dog should be given the opportunity to urinate a minimum of three times daily. Holding urine for a long time makes dogs more prone to urinary tract infections, bladder infections and/or kidney infections because the dog’s bladder becomes a breeding ground for the bacteria in the urine – allowing it to reach high concentration.
Potty Breaks: How frequently should dogs urinate?
As a pet sitter, I’m asked this question often. Many people who are traveling will want me to visit their dog twice a day for potty breaks and more. They will tell me that their dog is able to “hold it” for 12 hours. I am sure this is the case. However, this does not mean it is a healthy practice.