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Dog leaking urine

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006: Dog leaking urine
By Juli4 on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 02:25 pm:

We just got a labradoodle (cross between lab and poodle)from a family that for some reason couldn't keep her anymore. She is an absolutely lovely dog and we love her, but I have noticed that she is leaking urine. We have had her about a month in a half and I never noticed until about a week ago or so. She is not squatting to go, but will lay down and fall asleep and and wake up with a puddle and messy hind legs. She has also began to stink more than usual I am assuming because of the urine. I don't know what to do for her. We just put laminate flooring in the house and that is when I noticed it. So I haven't let her in the house since then only in the garage and outside. Her diet is normal and healthy. She drinks water and eats purina one dog food with occassional meat leftovers from dinner. If anyone can help let me know. She is also spade.

By Tonya on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 02:31 pm:

Sounds like a bladder infection. This can be fixed with meds from the Vet. I would take her in and get her checked.

By Jackie on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 03:01 pm:

I would get her checked out at the vet. It could be several things. They do have medicine to correct that. Do you think that is why the family gave her away?

By Tayjar on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 03:05 pm:

I'd say a UTI or bladder infection. A vet can tell you. A round of anitbiotics will probably take care of it. In older dogs, you sometimes have to put them on a daily dose of meds to keep this from happening. The good news is the meds aren't that much in either case.

By Dawnk777 on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 03:58 pm:

Ditto on the vet visit.

By Reds9298 on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 04:05 pm:

My younger female Jack has relaxed urinary incontinence that is exactly like your Lab's. We didn't realize it until about 2 years in! She "leaks" while she's in a relaxed state, almost always while she's napping. Just drops that accumulate. You can imagine how thrilled we were when we realized that our couch smelled like urine!!!

I took her in and our vet gave us a very cheap prescription for what is actually an antihistamine. He told us that usually older female dogs who have been spayed experience a relaxing of the urinary muscles and therefore 'leak'. Our Shelby was only 2-3yrs. old at the time, but he said that it does happen to younger females although it's not as common.

He prescribed Proin, which she takes twice a day about every other 2-3 days. It completely cured the problem thankfully! She's 5 now and there are no problems. She will be on Proin however for the rest of her life, but it's only about $9/month so it's very cheap and saved her! I'm not sure what we would have done with no cure!

I would think a UTI would be noted with other symptoms...not eating or drinking, or standing and peeing uncontrollably.

See your vet....I bet it's relaxed incontinence. Sounds JUST like Shelby and very easy to solve. I hope that's it. :)

By Juli4 on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 04:40 pm:

I made an appointment for tomorrow. I really didn't want to pay a lot of money, but the visit is only $25 and the medicine does not sound expensive. I hope that it can be remedied with long term or short term medicine. I feel bad for her because I haven't let her in the house since I discovered it and I think she is feeling neglected a little. Usually she gets to come in and gets lots of attention, she doesn't smell very good right now and I just gave her a bath last week and I don't want puddles. So hopefully we can get it taken care of. Thanks you guys

By Jackie on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 - 04:53 pm:

I am glad you made an appointment for her. Sometimes pets do cost a lot of money. But, I think their unconditional love in the long run is worth every penny. Pets can get expensive.

By Jackie on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 09:31 am:

So how is your dog doing now? What did the vet say?


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