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My dog is 15 years old. I had foot surgery 6 weeks ago and

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My dog is 15 years old. I had foot surgery 6 weeks ago and ever since she no longer barks to go outside to go to the bathroom. Constantly going on the carpeting, even if my husband or myself are sitting right there insight? She's been eating fine and nothing else is different. She does sleep a lot, but I figured that's because of her age.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Ginger today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Did she have any blood work done prior to the surgery? What type of foot surgery did she have? How was her recovery from the surgery? Was she put on any medications after the surgery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO! I had foot surgery not the dog!
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Oh I am sorry I misread your question. With Ginger I would recommend ruling out a medical reason behind her inappropriate urination. With older dogs you would want to rule out medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, or an urinary tract infection. These could easily be ruled out with lab work. Also you would want to rule out if she has any incontinence issues as well. This issue usually requires medication to help with her bladder control. If it is a behavioral issue then the most common cause of this would be due to anxiety.

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