Pollakiuria (Frequent Small Urinations) in Dogs

Overview of Canine Pollakiuria (Frequent Small Urinations)

Pollakiuria is the voiding or passing of small quantities of urine more frequently than normal. Although some dogs urinate more frequently than others, it is important to establish what is normal for your dog, and to contact your veterinarian if pollakiuria is evident. It is not uncommon for dog with pollakiuria to have “accidents” in the house. The variety of causes are divided into diseases of the bladder, prostate or gentials.

Causes of Frequent Small Urinations in Dogs

Diseases of the Urinary Bladder and Urethra

Diseases of the Prostate

Diseases of the External Genitalia

What to Watch For

Diagnosis of Pollakiuria in Dogs

Tests commonly recommended for dogs with small frequent urinations include:

Treatment of Pollakiuria in Dogs

Home Care

Administer all prescribed medication and return for follow-up evaluations as directed by your veterinarian. Observe your pet very closely. If pollakiuria is not improving and/or is getting worse, contact your veterinarian at once.