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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My yorkie has recently started peeing int he house and he

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hi my yorkie has recently started peeing int he house and he shaking beforehand and then no lifting a leg or nothing (he a male) just walking and peeing as he walks
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: no i havent
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: mylo, he's 11 yrs old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about mylo?
Customer: recently he wasn't able to jump up on the couch for a week or two and then started to jump up again recently
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Will someone be answering my question via live chat?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

1) When was the last time your companion had blood work and a urinalysis?
2) Are you noticing any blood in the urine?
3) Does he urinate while asleep, as well?
4) Is he also peeing when let outside to use the bathroom (or on potty pads)?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
he has a normal check up about 6 months ago, but no urinalysis
i dont believe there was blood in the urine, but it was alot of it considering he had just done out 2 hrs before that
not doing it in his sleep and is peeing like normal outside
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Is he drinking more, as well?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
they did do blood work and i just remembered he had been diagnosed w lymes disease. however they said he was ok as he hasn't had any symptoms
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its hard to tell if he's drinking more because we have 2 dogs and they share a water bowl.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

This could potentially be linked to lyme disease, but I would err on the side of caution and assume that it's not.

The first thing we would want to rule out is a urinary tract infection. Your vet will likely recommend both a urinalysis and x-rays of the bladder to determine if there are any stones. A UTI and urinary stones can both cause the symptoms you're seeing.

If both of these are ruled out, a UTI and stones, your vet will likely talk to you about bladder contractility which can cause the walking and urinating, too. Sometimes its all the time, sometimes its not. But using a medication to help with contractility should work within a few days, if that's the concern. Your companion is getting up there in years, so this could be something that is linked to age.

Your vet will also want to be sure that the lyme disease has not caused some issues with the kidneys, so blood work may also be recommended.

For the time being, you can also look at a belly band for Mylo. These are tubes of fabric that are wrapped around the abdomen of male dogs and you use a feminine napkin on the inside of the fabric to absorb any urine that either leaks out (or, in the case of a marking dog, occurs from a hiked leg). This can help short-term but won't fix it long term.

Try to keep an eye on his water consumption because increased water intake and output may also indicate kidney disease, diabetes, Cushing's disease, etc.

Let me know if I can help further.

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