In the past I have been to the vet for my frequent urges to, erm, go and it has been determined that I get the occassional urinary tract infection. Apparently it isn't uncommon in labrador type dogs which is part of my heritage. Symptoms are increased water intake and frequent need to lift one's leg (or squat if you prefer).
So what do we do? Cranberry pills! Mom buys whatever cranberry supplement is on sale and I get 3 per day. Since I refuse to take them without food Mom will usually buy lunch meat to wrap them in, too. In a pinch I'll accept one in a spoon with butter or cottage cheese.
This means I am getting a lot of treats right now. I have to be careful because I want the treats to last as long as possible but I have to make sure that I let her know when I am getting better or she'll take me to the vet!