4 month old female heeler starting to have incontinence again.

She is not spayed, and we have had a urine sample tested already. This didn't start until day 4 of our week long drive back home from IL. Vet said her urine sample was not bad enough for uti, and maybe just vaganitis. Her yellow discharge has stopped since, but still has a few accidents. Was given amoxi for a week and it helped but she still have problems. She drinks a lot of water when playing, and she does chew on an ice cube once a day. She plays with it and licks it until it gets really small and then chews it up. She has issues while sleeping only, and it is most prominent after playing really hard. If we didn't play to long, she will wake up, and have a quarter size to 3" size of puddle. Any other time she is fine, and over night she does fine unless we played again within a few hours of bed time.
I do not want to start restricting her water intake, but hate the look on her face when she runs up to me with her collar in mouth, begging really badly to take her out.

Asked by Mae on Dec 11th 2012 Tagged incontinence, puppy in Behavior & Training
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If she is peeing in her sleep, she has some kind of UTI going on.
I suggest having her worked up at a good Vet hospital. Kidneys, Bladder, etc.

If she is having repeated infections, she may not be getting rid of the infection, just improving it until the meds stop, then it flares up again.

She may need diet changes to prevent repeat of UTI.
Restricting water won't help, and could do more damage.

Pepper answered on 12/12/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer