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my dog has started to dribble urine when he sits or sleeps

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my dog has started to dribble urine when he sits or sleeps
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

I see bloodwork was done, was urine tested?

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes urine was tested and came back normal, in him self he is fine, eating and going for walks etc.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your reply!

In cases such as this, I often start with tests such as bloodwork and evaluation of the urine to check for common causes such as kidney issues, a UTI, and even diabetes.

The only other test which I did not discuss above would be an X-ray - to make sure there are no bladder stones causing these signs.

After doing bloodwork, x-rays, and urine - if that comes back negative/normal - and incontinence is considered - medical therapy can be started - and for some dogs makes quite the difference!.

One of the most common medications used, and something to think about and discuss with your veterinarian is PROIN.

This link will give you more information on this drug:

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/phenylpropanolamine/page1.aspx

This link will give you more information on urinary incontinence in dogs:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/urinary-incontinence-in-dogs/page1.aspx

I hope this helps!!!
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