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Why Does My Pet Follow Me into the Bathroom?

If you have a furry friend living with you, you know that you no longer have the luxury of taking trips to the bathroom alone. Instead, you are always graced with the company of your dog or cat as they make their way into the room to stay by your side.

While there’s no denying that there’s a certain cuteness in their behavior, it can be puzzling to think about why your pets like following you into this room so much. Well, there are actually a few reasons why Fido and Fluffy might be accompanying you.

Why Your Pet Follows You Into the Bathroom


Whether you’ve had your pet since they were a baby or you adopted an older fella, your pets can grow very attached to you and want to be with you all the time — even when you’re using the Whiz Palace. Since dogs are historically pack animals and like being in a tight-knit group, they’ll want to stay close to you no matter what room of the house you’re in.

If they see the bathroom door even slightly ajar, they’ll have no problem popping in to say hello while you do your business — and that’s if they didn’t follow you in to begin with.

Specific Breeds Traits

For a number of different reasons, certain breeds of dogs are more inclined to stay by your side, even when you’re in the restroom. For example, herding breeds tend to stay close to keep tabs on everyone in the family, while working-class dogs like to be there to make sure you’re safe.


Unless you have one of those famous internet pets who have learned to use a toilet, your furry friend doesn’t really understand why you’re sitting on the porcelain throne to do your business — especially when there’s a cozy litter box or a nice patch of grass nearby. Your fur baby might like following you into the bathroom simply because they’re curious as to what you do in there.

Especially when your pet is sitting right beside you, the last thing you’ll want to experience in your bathroom is a messy plumbing issue. At Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical, we’re here to maintain your plumbing system and take care of problems that arise over time. Contact us today to schedule a service!

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