Hi - I've posted a few messages in the health section, but thought I would try the lab chat. My 3 year old Chocolate, Chance, dribbles urine when he changes positions, sometimes laying down, sometimes walking and sometimes when he is sleeping. We adopted him in June, and the problem start a few weeks after that. The vet originally thought he had crystals, but they have been cleared up and there was still no imporvement. He has also been screened for infection and that is not the case either. The next steps are x-ray to see if bladder, urethra and everything is where it's supposed to be and maybe testosterone injections which I guess can cause complications. I'm just hoping someone else may have had a similar problem with a male and could share some advice with me! Thanks for reading
We have been battling this problem with Jasper (2.5 yr old male) for the better part of 10 months now and have spent a ton of money and time. Male incontinence in young dogs is fairly rare.
We had ultrasounds of kidneys done and everything else. Our vet consulted with the specialists in Guelph and elsewhere. We were almost at the point where they were going to do a kidney biopsy. In the end they discovered an e-coli infection. It wasn't showing up when J. peed into a container - have your vet do a urine sample where they use (essentially) a needle to remove the urine (all the men on this site should feel free to cringe at this point. J. has been on two courses of anti-biotics which have helped (although he is not 100%) and we give him a dose or so of ephidriene (?sp) which has helped a lot.
If you want details of what anti-biotics or anything else please let me know.
* In the end they discovered an e-coli infection.*
What prompted the vet to look for e-coli as the cause? I know how much doctors dislike it when you try to self diagnose, and the vet might consider my inputas a nuisance, but I am going to mention this. Any suggestions on the best way to bring something like that up?
I think the reason they discovered it was because it is one of the symptoms of ecolli (so I am told). The frustrating thing for me was they did not discover it on the first urine test and we went through a series of ultra sounds and considered doing a kidney biopsy (which scared the XXXX out of me) before we did one more urine test.
Don't know how you bring it up other than to say you have a friend who had a similar problem and this is what they think was the cause.
If your vet wants to speak to my vet let me know and I can ask if they are willing to do that.
I placed an older GSD with this problem, he had every test known to man and nothing was found. Placed him with a Vet Tech friend of mine who put him on Proin. He no longer dribbles. Proin is a veterinary product used for urinary incontinence in dogs (males and females).