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my dog is drinking normally but can't go to toilet, he is just

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my dog is drinking normally but can't go to toilet, he is just leaking, I have been told he has a full bladder but not to worry and he is making himself sore when cleaning.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DrMelJ replied 2 years ago.
DrMelJ :

there. Thanks question. Let me see if I can help

DrMelJ :

Let me clarify....he is unable to actively urinate on his own? It just leaks out of him randomly?

DrMelJ :

How long has this been going on?

DrMelJ :

Can he control his hind legs? Or does he seem to have any other clinical signs?

DrMelJ :

If you can help me with these questions, I will be able to assist you better. Thanks

Customer:

he is unable to urinate on his own, I take him walk he is trying but nothing is coming out. He can control his hind legs, its be going on three days.

DrMelJ :

Ok Thanks info

DrMelJ :

He may have a blocked urethra

DrMelJ :

This can be caused by a stone or crystal from the bladder or a mass or a lot of swelling if he has been licking a lot

DrMelJ :

This is a serious issue and he needs to see a vet as soon as possible. They can pass a tube up his urethra to determine if something is lodged in it and try to relieve his bladder

DrMelJ :

In some cases surgery is necessary

DrMelJ :

Another possibility would be a neurologic issue that is keeping him from actively urinating. Kidney disease could also be a cause.

DrMelJ :

He really needs to see a vet to determine what is going on. But not being able to urinate is not something his body can tolerate long.

DrMelJ :

Those would be my concerns. There is very little you can do at home unfortunately

DrMelJ :

I hope this has been helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer:

thank you. I am sorry it's taken alittle long to get back computer had melt down.

DrMelJ :

No problem. Good luck. I hope your dog feels better soon.

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