A. You will need to examine the size of the kennel and feeding/drinking times in relation to when she is crated. The kennel may be a bit too large. It should be just big enough for her to stand up and turn around in but not too much extra space that would allow her to urinate. She should also have water withheld for 1-2 hours before crating and be let out to potty immediately prior to being crated. Also, she should not be crates for more than 6 hours. Lastly, you may want to consider checking with the vet for UTI.
DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.
IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.
Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.
User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.
petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.
Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.
Your account has been reactivated.