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1- Did the urine come out while she was sitting involuntarily?
1- Do you know if the other times the urine leaked out as well?
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Friend, I am sorry Molly is having urine accidents, I know how confusing and frustrating this could be for you. In response to your question, when the urine leaks out this is called "urinary incontinence." Certainly, this can be caused by a urinary tract infection. There are many other causes. A very common cause of urinary incontinence in female dogs is a weak urethral sphincter (the structure that holds the urine in the bladder). Treatment is a daily medication (proin) that acts directly on the sphincter making it stronger and preventing the incontinence. Other common causes are bladder stones, neurological, etc.
I would recommend you continue on the antibiotics as prescribed by your family veterinarian. If no improvement within 48-72 hours I would discuss with your vet about doing a urine culture and sensitivity to rule out a urinary tract infection or make certain you are using the correct antibiotic. Then, consider doing a trial of the medication (proin) described above.
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No, it won't because that urine will be contaminated. Your vet needs to collect a sterile sample via a cystocentesis. What they do with that urine is try to grow any underlying bacteria. If they do grow a bacteria then they will also provide a list of antibiotics that the bacteria is sensitive too. If they don't grow any bacteria then this is not related to an infection and likely a weak urethral sphincter as described above.
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