I have a Shep x (6yrs)and every now and again she will pee and it’s like she doesn’t even know it, like tonight she was laying on the floor and all of a sudden I noticed a big puddle. This only happens a couple times and then nothing for long time so I don’t really think it’s a bladder infection but could be wrong. She doesn’t normally pee in the house… any help?
Yes Sava she was just laying there relaxing, and she had just come in from outside. I would think a bladder infection too but it’s very weird that it happens maybe two three times in a couple days and then nothing for months and months. She was quiet young when she way spayed, we adopted her when she was only a couple mths old from the Edmt Humane Society and she had been spayed already
I had a black lab that needed to take hormone replacement drugs all her life every now and then because of being spade. The vet said it was ecause she was spade. It didn’t happen very often as we gave her the meds when it started and that stoped it. She was on them all her life when necessary. There is a risk with the hormones but my Roxie lived until 14 years old and had to be put down when her kidneys failed. The vet figured she would’ve lived another 5 years or more had her kidneys not failed.
I’m currently going though this with my soon to be 1 yr old boxer. She had a bladder infection but still once it has cleared has the incontinence. The vet done blood work and suggest kidney issues, as I am a Independent researcher of biology and nutrition I believe she is wrongfully diagnosed and am working on getting more test done (ie. xray, ultrasound, more bloodwork etc..) as my dog’s estrogen levels were normal I’m quick to say its not due to that nor infection so i may be from her genealogy, one cause is the tubes from the kidneys one may protrude the bladder and go directly into the urethra. As your dog is a little older before it started i would suggest getting a urinalysis to eliminate infection, then bloodwork to check her estrogen levels which when low cause the sphincter muscle to relax too much and cause leaking when relaxed/asleep and to test for other enzymes (phosphorous, protein, bun, etc..) which can signal kidney troubles. Most common cause is infection if not that most likely its her estrogen levels, its very uncommon for kidney issues to arise in such a young dog. One piece of advice, do not buy the crap the vet sells they call food for dogs with issues with kidneys and do not take whatever answers they give you without question, its a business, do your own research and determine for yourself.
[quote:65337b5051="Fishaholic"][b:65337b5051]I’ll apologize beforehand……
Once and hopefully for all, it’s SPAY and SPAYED people, not SPADE!!! FFF [/b:65337b5051]
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