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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is she showing any neuromuscular symptoms like: Difficulty walking, jumping, weakness, pain, etc.?
2- Is she drinking more than usual?
Is she still on Macrolone? If no, how long has she been off it?
1- Is the rash better?
2- Is she licking the rash?
3- Where is the rash located?
Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, what you are describing is called "urinary incontinence." One of the most common cause for urinary incontinence in female dogs is a weak urethral sphincter (structure that holds the urine in bladder). However, as you have suspected it is very likely the incontinence is a side effect of the medication macrolone; this is a very common side effect. Can we see urinary incontinence with primary neurological disorders like a prolapsed disc? Yes. But, those patients are generally also showing other symptoms like: Weakness, difficulty walking/jumping, pain, etc. Other possible causes for urinary incontinence are: Bladder stones, urinary tract infecitons, etc.
In this case, I would recommend you discuss with your veterinarian about weaning her off Macrolone. Consider doing a urine culture & sensitivity (C&S) to rule out urinary tract infection. I have a very strong feeling that after a couple of weeks off the macrolone the urinary incontinence will resolve. Do Not stop the macrolone abruptly, she needs to be weaned off it.
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