(Closed) Dog loosing bladder control?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If she’s peeing, it may be a UTI. My dog acted like her normal self but peed on the couch (housebroken & never peed in the house) & I took her to the vet & she had a UTI. This was about a year ago. Then a few months ago she was eating right in front of me, stopped, peed. I took her to the vet the next day & she had a VERY bad UTI & likely had it for quite some time, just never showed any symptoms of it :(. Poor thing, I felt so bad.

I would get a urine sample to your vet & ask them to do a urinalysis & explain what your dog is doing.

If it is a UTI, you’ll need to let your dog out to potty every few hours & if you can’t be there, get a friend/relative to let your dog out. The vet will give you antibiotics & that’s all it usually requires.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is she drinking a lot?  

Could be a sign of diabetes as well.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had something similar happen with my dog and turns out he had bladder stones.  He had no other symptoms but started to have accidents in the house.  We had to feed him a special diet for about two months.  Fortunately, the stones dissolved and he is now on a prescription diet for life to prevent him getting stones again.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had the same thing with my dog — turns out it’s really, really common in spayed adult females.  Something about the procedure affects the muscle that controls the urethra, and they can become occasionally incontinent.  Our vet put her on DES, she takes a pill every few weeks, and bingo — no more accidents!  I was terrified she’d need surgery or something (I was in grad school at the time and SO broke), but the pills are like $8 for a six month supply.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that it may be a UTI

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, my dog started peeing in the house about a month ago and she’s been house trained for at least 2 years now.

I thought maybe she was really thirsty and so I monitored her drinking.

She still had accidents.  Well I did some googling and some said it might be a bladder infection.  

I decided to take her to the vet. Yup, she had a slight infection in her you know what. The vet gave us some meds for her.

The vet said that they were glad we took her in when we did. It would have gotten worse and that when I took her it, it was just a little discomfort for my dog and that it wasn’t painful.

I would take your dog to see the vet.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Could be a UTI. Have the vet check it out.

Is she spayed? Estimates are between 5-20% of spayed females have urinary incontinence.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@nqz100: Yeah, I’m like that with my dog.  I think she goes to the vet more often than I go to my doctor. haha I’m horrible with taking pills but when it comes to my dog, she gets it on time everyday. I’m always worried about my dog.  She also has IBS so she needs prescription dog food because of it. I think it’s sort of natural to worry about our pets because they can’t tell us if they are sick. We have make decisions based on if they are acting normal or not.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

it can also be crystals in her urine. Which sometimes requires a change in food, but still totally treatable. I’d take her to the vet ASAP though because the quicker you can get her in, the quicker she’ll feel better. She may not be showing pain, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t in any.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@nqz100: Aww, yup, my dog has IBS.  Poor puppies!  (Not that my dog is a puppy anymore.) 😉  My dog hasn’t had a flare up in a while ever since we switched dog food.  My vet told me I could switch to regular food but I’m afraid that her IBS will come back. She used to be crated so her ‘mess’ was somewhat contained (yeah, gross), but now that she no longer needs a crate, I’m very scared of that mess happening throughout our apartment.  So for now, I’m fine with the prescription dog food.  

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@nqz100: I think spaying-related incontinence can take some time to develop, or at least to become a problem. I’d had my dog for a couple of years before I noticed she was having accidents.

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