Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 17th, 2007, 10:25 AM
coppperbelle's Avatar
coppperbelle coppperbelle is offline
Owned by goldens
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,806
Ureter and bladder

I have been contacted about a 3 year old golden boy that has a leaking problem. It seems he has a disconnect between his ureter and bladder which allows urine to leak all day.
He has had surgery but it was not completely successful as he is still leaking. His owners have tried putting a diaper of some sort on him but when they are not home he takes it off.

Has anyone heard of this problem and if so were you successful in finding a solution? I would like to help this boy but need information before I take him on.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old April 17th, 2007, 07:17 PM
coppperbelle's Avatar
coppperbelle coppperbelle is offline
Owned by goldens
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,806
Ectopic Ureter

I found a name for it. It seems it is something that often affects breeds like goldens, labs and huskies. It also is more common in females than males.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 17th, 2007, 10:16 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Is there anything to do about it? Propalin wouldn't help?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 18th, 2007, 08:12 PM
coppperbelle's Avatar
coppperbelle coppperbelle is offline
Owned by goldens
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,806
Ectopic ureter

Surgery helps in 50 -75% of the cases but it didn't with this guy.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 18th, 2007, 10:45 PM
mummummum's Avatar
mummummum mummummum is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The Hammer
Posts: 8,534
I can't help but think laser surgery might be more successful than the traditional resect and suture. Any chance they would be willing to see another surgeon ? Guelph maybe ?

As for removing the diaper, I can relate. When Ceili was at the worst of her her whizzer troubles I used a type of adult human "Depends" (Belted Shield) which look like your basic disposable diaper except they have button holes at each of the hip corners and come equipped with elasticised "belts" with buttons. Anyway... I crisscrossed the belts under her belly and over her back and around her tail (the tail of course is the the problem with traditional diapers).

I got mine on sale (why does every goodlooking guy in Toronto have to be in line at the drug store when your buying adult diapers ??? ) and they are alot less expensive than buying the traditional "bitch pants" (which are similar as they have an elasticized hip harness equipped with a diaper-like maxi-pad).

Me ? I'd be looking at a second surgery using laser.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.