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My dog's underside is completely soaked. She doesn't usually

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My dog's underside is completely soaked. She doesn't usually sweat, so this concerns me.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?
Customer: She has been intermittently incontinent (she is going through chemo), but she feels like she is soaked in sweat
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: She had proin for the first time today
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now unlike people, dogs don't have many sweat glands on their body. Instead, sweating happens at the paw pads and areas without fur. Therefore, for her to be soaked is much more suspicious of a urinary accident or excessively drooling. Given her history, we'd be most suspicious of urine here. Though if there is little odor then we do need to tread with care. This is because we can see dogs produce large volumes of watery/dilute urine and have accidents (since their bladder isn't used to being filled so fast) when the dog isn't concentrating urine as they should be. This can be due to dysfunction of the liver or kidney, heart disease, urinary tract infections, and with some conditions that increase their thirst or calcium levels (the latter being something some cancer types like lymphoma can do).

Therefore, we'd want to keep a close eye on her just now and plan to collect and submit a urine sample to her vet once they are open. This can be tested to confirm dilution and rule out infection. Depending on those findings, you may need her vet to check bloods to make sure her organs are all working as they should. And based on that, your vet can start treatment to address this as quickly as possible.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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