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My son has a female Shar Pei who is incontinent for the past two years. She does not aware that she is urinating, often lying in her own urine. Can you tell me what is the underlying problem and what can be done about her condition, She is 8-9 years old. Otherwise she is in good health.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Hippo(?) Not sure if that is a shortened name but that is what my son calls her.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

None that I am aware of. Eats well, drinks plenty of water and still has an acute sense of smell

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. Welcome to JustAnswer! I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Hippo.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry to hear that Hippo has become incontinent.

Has she been spayed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just need to know what the problem is and how I can treat it if possible.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Unfortunately as spayed female dogs age, the lack of estrogen causes them to lose sphincter tone an urine leakage.

This lack of tone, can also predispose them to urinary tract infections as bacteria can travel up into the bladder.

I recommend having Hope evaluated by her veterinarian to have her urine tested. If she is free of infection, her veterinarian can recommend medication to help improve her sphincter tone.

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