Conditions at my job have steadily deteriorated and apparently it ain't over yet. At present, including my roundtrip commute, my dogs have to be indoors for a total of 8.5 hours without peeing until I get home. Now I will be forced to push that to 9.5 hours. Until now they have managed with very rare accidents, but I feel guilty asking them hold it even further. And I worry that even if it is possible, the longer time might be bad for their health. Does anyone else have personal experience with such long periods? Guidelines quoted online seem to be up to 8 hours maximum.