Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help. I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advise. There is no additional charge for information request.
1- Is he producing a large volume of urine every time he goes out?
2- Is he drinking more than usual?
3- How long has this been going on?
4- Is he losing weight?
5- How is his appetite?
When a male dog has an increase in frequency in urination it could be as a result of an enlarged prostate, bladder stones, increase water consumption secondary to kidney or liver disease, hormonal disorders (diabetes, cushing's), infections and even cancer.
As you can see there are many conditions that can cause a dog to urinate more frequently. If this was my patient in the clinic the plan would be:
1- Physical exam with a prostate exam.
2- CBC, urinalysis and chemistry: This will tell me the overall status of the liver, kidney, infections, sugar (diabetes), etc.
3- Based on the above findings we may proceed with xrays.
Once I have the results on the above, I will be able to explain and treat why your dog is urinating so frequently. I would recommend you follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on exam.
Hope this helps, if you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.