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My dog just started "randomly" urinating (in front of me) -

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My dog just started "randomly" urinating (in front of me) - even in the car. Do dogs get UTIs like cats and are not able to control their bladder? Hopefully? I do see a very small about of yellowish discharge...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Yes, dogs get UTIs all the time. Most are ascending infections up the urethra, but there could also be an issue with the kidneys, prostate (if he is not neutered), bladder stones and diabetes. I would have your vet run a urinalysis on him to look for an infection. If deemed necessary from the results of the urinalysis, they may need to check blood work or x-rays to look for any of those other causes. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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