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    Question Female BC Wetting Herself Regularly???

    I have 2 x year old female border collies. We bought Maggie from a breeder in Brisbane when she was 12 months old on the condition that we have her desexed asap. We gave her a month to settle with us and the other dog then had the operation. From the night we got her home after the surgery she started wetting herself. I took her back to the wet and at first they believed she may have a sore back after being on her back during the procedure. The incontinence continued and the vet has not been able to cnfirm why.
    I have heard that incontinence can be quite common in female dogs after sterlisation and that hormone tablets may fix the problem? Has anyone had experience with this?
    I am taking Maggie back to the vet in 2 weeks and I would like to have some information on hand before I speak with the vet.

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    Several of my dogs have been incontinent for some days after a surgery - a reaction that some dogs have to surgery. It could also be some damage occurred during surgery?


    The other possibility is spay incontinence although it is unusual to happen the next day after surgery as there would still be hormones in the dogs system for awhile afterwards.

    It could also be a urinary tract infection - to rule this out a sample of urine in a sterile container needs to be taken.

    I have 2 incontinent females - one has been like that since a baby puppy - it is a congenital disorder - slack muscles around her bladder opening. The other is a 10 year old spayed bitch who has just recently become incontinent.

    I use Propalin syrup added to their food twice a day and it works a treat. I prefer it to the hormone treatment and it seems to work better.

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    I have an incontinent female and I use Propalin as well.
    I don't add it to her food though, there's no way she would eat it, I just squirt it straight down her throat.

    Hers is definitely not spay incontinence though as the incontinence was the reason she was spayed in the first place (was intended to be bred before this happened).
    Talk to your vet about what treatments they think would help the most (hormones vs propalin).

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    A long, long time ago, a friend of mine had her pup neutered, and the vet , somehow or other, did not realise he had nicked her urethra during the procedure, so Flossy 9the puplet) couldn't control herself with a full bladder.

    I have heard of incontinence as a side effect of GA, but, to be on the safe side, have your doglet checked just to make sure her bladder or urethra weren't damaged during the op - no drugs are going to fix a hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkest View Post
    A long, long time ago, a friend of mine had her pup neutered, and the vet , somehow or other, did not realise he had nicked her urethra during the procedure, so Flossy 9the puplet) couldn't control herself with a full bladder.

    I have heard of incontinence as a side effect of GA, but, to be on the safe side, have your doglet checked just to make sure her bladder or urethra weren't damaged during the op - no drugs are going to fix a hole.
    Yes this would be of concern and should be checked if there are continuing problems.

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