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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Helene my dog doesn't urinate out or inside JA:

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Helene my dog doesn't urinate out or inside for days
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He was a shelter dog I rescued him almost a month ago he is very shy does poop all the time but not always pees doesn't seem to be in any discomfort
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I'm not aware of any dog with a normal urinary tract that can retain urine for more than 24 hours. I would be concerned that Baxter has found places in your home to urinate that you haven't discovered or his bladder is atonic; in other words, he can't feel when it's distended and then know when to urinate. It would be prudent to have Baxter's vet palpate (feel) Baxter's bladder to see if it's abnormally distended with urine if you can't find areas where Baxter has, indeed, urinated.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.