Anyone else have this problem? What to do? I had a dog previously who had to go on Proin to control her incontinence - but she was 10 years old at the time. I am reluctant to put a 2 1/2 year old dog on Proin for the rest of her life...
I am confident she does not have a UTI because she doesn't exhibit any of those symptoms.
Your thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated!
Poor Pink toes Girl!
I would certainly rule out a UTI BUT, it can happen even
at her young age
Hopefully others will chime in with some helpful advice...
|Check for the UTI anyway. Glacier never had signs, just by chance she had a physical and blood work. |
Yes, younger girls can dribble. Make sure her tummy muscles are strong, let her jump (small jumps) and run as much as possible.
|My dog (not either of my sheepies) had incontinence issues and a checkup and tests resulted in a diagnosis of Cushing's. It has the same effect as prednisone - makes the dog drink more than usual which results in them having to urinate more often. He's been on Trilostane for over a year now and doing very well, although he looks like he's starving to death. I'm having a very difficult time keeping weight on him. He never had a problem with weight gain before treatment (one of the prevalent symptoms of Cushing's) - could be part of his age, as he turns 14 this month, but his hips and spine are always evident.|
14 is so wonderful! Perhaps being so slender has a benefit!
|Thanks for the welcome! And yes, 14 is fantastic! He's my miracle boy as he had a ruptured disk in his neck when he was 9. After surgery, he's been better than ever!|
I forgot to mention that my Dalmatian went on Proen when she was around 3. I kept her on it for several years, as it seemed to help the problem. When she was around 9, I stopped it and she didn't have the issue any more. I agree that strenghtening the abdominal muscles will help a great deal.
|SheepieBoss - THANK YOU! I was so sure Winnie didn't have a UTI because she wasn't exhibiting any symptoms like having to go out a lot, pain during urination or blood in the urine. BUT, on your advice, I took her to the vet on Wednesday. Sure enough, you were right. A UTI. She's been on meds since and already is much better.|
THANK YOU! This forum is great.
Glad it is a simple fix for Winnie!!!!!
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