April 27th, 2008, 12:40 PM
I got my Wheaten Terrier from a breeder when she was 8 weeks old. I noticed as soon as I brought her home that she was constantly dripping urine. I brought her to the vet and they treated her for a bladder infection. However, the dripping persisted. I brought her back to the vet and they referred me to a specialist. They did an ultrasound and an IVP and determined that she has an ectopic ureter. Basically, the tube that connects from her kidney to her bladder was not properly connected which caused the urine to pass over the bladder and drip out. She had surgery to restitch the ureter back into the bladder. Unfortunately, the dripping persisted. I took her to Tufts University and they scoped her and determined that a trough, or opening, had occurred on her ureter. They went in again and stitched up the trough. It has been two days post surgery and she is still dripping. Hopefully, once it heals she will be leak free. If your dog is constantly dripping it may be more than a bladder infection and could be the birth defect "Ectopic Ureter." I have spent thousands of dollars trying to help Lucy and she is worth every penny of it. She is now 7 months old.