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I have an old dog who has been peeing on the rug even though

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I have an old dog who has been peeing on the rug even though I am available to let her out. Is there anything I can give her to help control her bladder?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am preparing an answer for you.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Well,

First, being older, it is very important that you get at least a basic blood and urine test performed. You must rule-out underlying conditions like a urinary tract infection, kidney disease, diabetes, or Cushing's, that all could contribute to urination problems. Very important.

Now, if no issues are found, and there is a suspicion for urinary "incontinence" there are medications that can sometimes help.

But, if this is not incontinence related, and there is a specific medical condition, than the condition must be directly treated to try and help stop the inappropraite urination episodes on the rug.

So, first step, really needs to be a basic blood and urine test.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

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