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Pet Accident

February 28th, 2004, 09:16 PM

My dog was sleeping on the couch and when he got up there was a puddle on the couch. This has never happened before and I'm not sure why this happened....any advice?


Lucky Rescue
February 28th, 2004, 10:01 PM
How old is your dog?

February 29th, 2004, 05:38 AM
In old dogs this can be due to weakening of the muscles in the lower spine, or weakening of bladder control.

In young male dogs it's sometimes a hormonal imbalance, even if they are neutered. I had a young male Rottie who did this; the vet put him on a 2 week course of estrogen (!) and he never had the problem again.

In dogs of any age it's an indication of bladder/urinary tract infections. The vet can look at a urine sample & quickly determine if this is the case.

Any of these warrants a trip to your vet. If possible, catch a urine sample to take in with you; otherwise your vet will have to catheretize your dog which isn't very pleasant for them!