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#1 tvt

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    Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:21 AM

    Our little puppy Kody was just spayed on the 7th of March. She went back in today to have her stitches removed and all seemed back to normal. However just as we were getting into bed, she jumped in and then ran arcross the bed, all the while leaking what seemed to be urine. It wasn't a lot, 8ish decent sized droplets. Then it stopped. Then she was up on the bed again, and it happened again.

    I don't think this was happening prior to this time. Definitely not before today. But I'm not sure if it happened this afternoon or not. We didn't notice anything, but then again the drops were easier to see on our douvet because it's light purple/gray and the spots were obvious.

    And obviously the vet is closed right now. So I'm googling and thought I'd ask you all. Anyone know anything about this?

    #2 Christine

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    Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:34 AM

    this happens quite often with girl dogs from what I understand, our girl gets UTI's all the time, we've had her checked for so many bladder issue possibilities. A friend of mine has her dog on pee pills that help with the incontinence, you might ask your vet about those, but they are for life basically. I think its because they nick the bladder while they are in taking out the female parts.
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    #3 Jacqueline

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      Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:12 AM

      Oh crap. I'm not positive on what this can mean. PM Carly, she went to vet school for alil bit, and I know she'd love to help you ....she may know. I would def call the vet as soon as thier open and see if this is normal.

      #4 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:14 AM

      Also puppies tend to piddle when they get excited, and our puppy gets so happy to go to bed he wiggles and wiggles and then dribbles Then we have to get up and throw everything in the wash.

      #5 lucy106

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        Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:38 AM

        Our little girl was just spayed too. She developed a bladder infection that has been going on for 3 weeks. The vet explained that when they do the hysterectomy the uterus is right onm top of the bladder so this occurs quite frequently as a result of the spay surgery. So...could be a bladder infection, could be excited pee. We had to collect her pee (that was fun) and they did a test on it to determine it was a bladder infection. Good luck with your poor lil girl!

        #6 Kat81

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          Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:50 AM

          I wouldn't worry too much. Just make sure you contact the Vet as soon as they are open. I am sure it is something easy to cure or just a simple side effect of the surgery.

          #7 PaulaV

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            Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:05 AM

            Hi Tara!

            Our dog Mason developed this issue after he was fixed, but he is male.
            It was just a few drops here and there, not a puddle due to been happy or excited.

            What I have been dealing with for almost 13 years!
            I have been told time and time again that it is very rare in males and they have seen much success with medication with female dogs.

            So keep an eye on her since it is recent and it could be short-termed.
            If it goes on for months and months, it sounds like, from what several vets have told me, easy to control in female dogs.

            We have tried several medications, even powdered tree bark from a holistic type doctor. The last thing to work for his loose bladder sphictre (sp?) has been a monthly progesterone shot in conjunction with twice a day doses or Proin.

            It has been such a pain, but we have learned to deal with it.
            He cannot have a normal fluffy dog bed, only the ones with plastic coverings that can be easily cleaned and we lay down a towel so that can easily go in the wash.

            Hopefully you won't have to deal with this, but that has been my experience I thought I would share.

            #8 APRILOO

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              Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:21 PM

              First off, I am a Veterinarian.

              It sounds like probably a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are actually very common in dogs. I see on average two cases a week. It is diagnosed by a urinalysis. The veterinarian will look at the urine sediment under the microscope and can usually tell by an increase in white blood cells, red blood cells, urinary crystals, and actual bacteria. Depending on the severity, the doctor may want to culture the urine to make sure the right antibiotic is used. Urinary tract infections in dogs are pretty much treat in the same matter as a human urinary tract infection.

              Inappropriate urination can be caused by several things. Since she is younger I would not suspect incontinence. Usually incontinence happens in older dogs and it happens when they are laying around and start moving. They will soil their bedding with urine. It is also very common to see secondary urinary tract infections because they do not completely void there bladder when urinating.

              It can also be behavioral. In stressful situation and if routines have changed they can urinate inappropriately. If that is the case then no medical treatment will help. You will have to find out what has changed and correct the behavior.

              I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any questions.

              #9 Jenn3878

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                Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:38 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by APRILOO
                First off, I am a Veterinarian.

                It sounds like probably a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are actually very common in dogs. I see on average two cases a week. It is diagnosed by a urinalysis. The veterinarian will look at the urine sediment under the microscope and can usually tell by an increase in white blood cells, red blood cells, urinary crystals, and actual bacteria. Depending on the severity, the doctor may want to culture the urine to make sure the right antibiotic is used. Urinary tract infections in dogs are pretty much treat in the same matter as a human urinary tract infection.

                Inappropriate urination can be caused by several things. Since she is younger I would not suspect incontinence. Usually incontinence happens in older dogs and it happens when they are laying around and start moving. They will soil their bedding with urine. It is also very common to see secondary urinary tract infections because they do not completely void there bladder when urinating.

                It can also be behavioral. In stressful situation and if routines have changed they can urinate inappropriately. If that is the case then no medical treatment will help. You will have to find out what has changed and correct the behavior.

                I hope this helped. Let me know if you have any questions.

                Same thing happened to us and our Chihuahua right before she was spayed. She had a UTI and had to take antibiotics until her tests came back clear to be spayed - right after she was spayed happened again - twice. Do you bathe your dog in the bathtub or shower? I think this may have aggravated our puppys situation or possibly the shampoo we used for her and I changed her shampoo and wash her in the shower only. This has helped and it has almost been 1 year since she had a UTI (knock on wood)

                #10 tvt

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                  Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:24 PM

                  thanks for all of your help. after i wrote that first post i went back to check on her and found a puddle under where she was laying

                  we called the vet, they said to keep an eye on her, and it hasn't happened again.

                  However, early this morning she threw up....

                  Poor girl has been having a rough time lately. I'm just not sure I am totally confident in our vet. If it happens again, I think I'm going to take her to get a second opinion.




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