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Old Dog

September 14th, 2007, 10:52 AM
My Old dog is 17 years old, She has started to pee in the house. This is really not like her. Is it possible she has an infection or could I have a bigger problem. She also seems to be stiff in her back end, this too is new.

September 14th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Could be an infection, but the only way to be sure is to take her to the vet for tests.

September 14th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Well, she is seventeen so it very easily could be a weakening bladder. But always start off by ruling out the obvious ~ taking a urine sample for analysis and culture to the Vet should be your first step. If it turns out to be a weaking bladder ask your Vet whether phenylpropanolamine would help tighten up her bladder sphincter at her age.