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Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
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Experience:  16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
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since having our spayed she has lost control of her bladder

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since having our bitch spayed she has lost control of her bladder and she drinks her own urine. Is this a hormone deficiency.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is she drinking more than usual?
3- Is the urine leaking out when she is sleeping or resting?
4- Any other symptoms?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1. a number of years my own vet prescribed tablets but this did not work.

2. no.


4. no.

What is the name of the medication she was/is on?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

cant remember,I am more interested in the cause of the symptoms rather

than a treatment.

David, there are many possible causes for urinary incontinence in a dog. Can it be related to a decrease in hormones levels? Yes; some dogs will have estrogen responsive incontinence. Other possible causes could be: A weak urethral sphincter (structure that holds the urine in the bladder), infections, neurological disorders, disorders affecting the bladder iteself (stones, inflammation, etc.), etc. to name a few causes. So, when we see urinary incontinence we need to rule out the above conditions.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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