my dog was in the other room about 3days ago and hollered and came running into the room. She was walking kind of funny. When I picked her up she yelped. I thought she may have fell off the couch, as this is her favorite place to sleep. Her walking has gotten better, but she is urinating on accident now. Like this morning she just peed in my bed. She is a 7yr. old chihauhau.
Type of Animal: dog chihuahua
Name of Dog: Tiny
heating pad for her back
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Is she eating? Drinking? Vomiting? Straining to defecate?
Limping or lameness? Reluctance to go up/down stairs or on/off furniture?
She shows none of these symtoms. Eats as normal.
What about urination?
Can you describe that more?
She has been going whereever she is at, she uses a pee-pad. She is a inside dog only. This is very unusual for her.
It is quite possible this is not an orthopedic problem - rather your signs are of a urinary problem alone.
As that alone can cause pain.
- Urinary Tract Infection - LINK HERE- Acute Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) - LINK HERE- Bladder Stones - LINK HERE- Urinary Crystals - LINK HERETo help identify a cause, aside from a good physical examination, evaluation of the urine (urinalysis LINK HERE and possible urine culture LINK HERE) are common first tests.
A possible urinary tract infection?
Correct - as listed above
So I just need to take her to the vet
If she has continued urinary signs -that would be absolutely a good consideration with your histor.
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