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PostSubject: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyMon Apr 01, 2019 1:52 pm

KatiAnn
Hello! My boyfriend and I just rescued a sweet 18 month old female Husky, Bailey. The rescue told us she had been treated for a UTI not too long ago but was over it. We realized shortly after we got her home that she left little wet dribble spots wherever she would sit. When she took a nap she woke up and had left a larger wet spot. It soon came to our realization that everywhere she sat or layed down she was "leaking" urine on herself. She goes outside for potties and isn't actually peeing in the house, she doesn't even realize it's happening. We contacted our vet as we have a great relationship with him and he wants to do a urine test to see if it is still her UTI or if she has an underlying issue for the leaking such as spay incontiennce or an ectopic ueryter. We have put her in doggy diapers for now to manage the issue and layed puppy pads in her sleep area.
I was just wondering if there is anyone out there who has had this issue and how it was resolved or their overall experience? I know there are medications and sometimes surgery depending on the underlying cause. We just want her to be healthy and are really worried.
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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyMon Apr 01, 2019 6:28 pm

Thanks for your question, that prompted a call to my vet which prompted me to place an order ... <sarcasm> thanks a bunch </sarcasm>

Seriously now, I have a dog, Sky, who leaks.  She came to me with an active UTI so we did antibiotic and Proin.  She has never leaked a lot and leaks considerably less now than a few months ago.  The vet had me put her on Proin which reduced the leakage but didn't eliminate it. (hence my vet suggesting I do another 30 days)

However as your vet mentioned there are several possibilities.  After he does the urine testing, I might ask whether doing a round of Proin (total cost for a 60 day supply was $20) to see if that helps.  The other items he mentioned, I think, are invasive to determine (help folks?) so a cheap pill that might help might be a precursor to an invasive procedure.
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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyTue Apr 02, 2019 9:39 am

Has she been spayed yet? If so, how long ago?

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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyTue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 am

She has been spayed but I'm not sure at what age.
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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyTue Apr 02, 2019 2:38 pm

Sometimes fairly recent spays can cause trouble for a little while after then will go away on their own, but if it's been more than a couple months since the spay I wouldn't assume that to be the case. Unless it was a bit of a botch job or she has a naturally low estrogen count. There are supplements, such as Vet Classics, that can be taken if that is the cause. Your vet will have to determine the underlying issue. Once the issue is identified then it will be easier to search for potential workarounds.

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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyTue Apr 02, 2019 5:03 pm

Thank you! We took a urine sample to the vet and he said it came back positive for a pretty bad UTI. They are concerned because the rescue has treated her twice for one in the last couple weeks already so either her body doesn't like the medication they used or something else is causing the chronic UTIs. It's just been difficult because we weren't given any paperwork on what the previous vet used to treat her UTI or when she was spayed. All we were given on her from the rescue is her rabies vaccine documentation.
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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyWed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 am

Time to do culture and sensitivity tests - will let you know what the bug is and what antibiotics the bug is susceptible to. Then - if that doesn't work, I would look for something structural.
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PostSubject: Re: 18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence   18 Month Old Husky Rescue Urinary Inncontinence EmptyWed Apr 03, 2019 11:33 am

They did all of that and settled on a different antibiotic and also an acidity reducer because her urine had a very high acidity levels. Going to test her urine again a few days before the medication runs out, and then go from there. If the incontinece doesn't improve with the UTI, or the UTI doesn't improve on the medication then they will do more tests to see what the underlying cause may be such as spay incontinence or ectopic urethra. Thank you for everything!
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