I would doubt she's "doing it for attention." It may be a UTI. It may be submissive peeing or even incontinence if it's dribbling out too.
Submissive peeing can happen any time. People also refer to it as excitement peeing.or like you said may be submissive peeing but she does this when we are playing?
You need to do more than keep an eye on this, she needs to be seen by your vet. If your vet doesn't agree, than you need a different vet.yes it is just dribbling out.. and she doesnt even skip a beat when she does this. like she doesnt even know. she peed on her bed this morning and she never has accidents I just called my vet they said if its not dark or strong smell its probably she just gets too excited. hopefully that is all it is. i will be keeping an eye on the problem. she does have a very short attention span even when going potty outside if she hears anything she takes off running while still using bathroom. or like you said may be submissive peeing but she does this when we are playing?
If it was me, I would prefer for the vet to obtain a sterile sample... this is done by running a needle through the abdominal wall and into the bladder and collecting urine from there. It sounds awful, but dogs don't really object. If a sample is to be sent out for a culture and sensitivity test, it must be collected this way so that the sample is not contaminated by any bacteria from outside her body. If there is infection, this will allow the exact organisms to be identified, and the correct antibiotic to be dispensed which will be most effective against that organism.mmctaq thanks for the advice i will be calling again to see about setting up an appointment for a urine sample.. just to be on safe side. id hate to have it be something i suspected too in the beginning. how would we collect a sample? does the vet do this or do i need to follow her?