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Old March 16th, 2016, 12:47 AM
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Any suggestion woul be greatly appreciated!


So I have little dog named Max (Yorkie, unknown) who is 15pounds and 8 years old. I also have a female Black Lab named Macey who is 80pounds and 3years old. Max is always peeing in house and has been for over a year now and in last two weeks it has gotten worse where he will pee 5-10 times a day. Now we took Max to the vet about six months ago as my wife and I thought maybe old age and his bladder was going or he had a bladder infection. They found that Max has a bladder the size of my bigger dog Macey after the ultrasound. The Vet told me to watch his water intake and that's about it. It gets to the point where he will drink the whole bowl of water if allowed and when I lift the water he gets stressed out about it and paces and barks and pants really loud. Think of a small dog peeing like and 80pound dog 6-10 times a day on the floor. I don't want to use pee pads as I don't want my big dog to think it's ok to pee on that instead of going outside. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Old March 16th, 2016, 09:04 AM
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8 for a Yorkie is really not that old.

What tests has your vet run? Did your vet screen Max for diabetes? Diabetes can cause excessive thirst...and excessive urination. Cushing's and Addison's can also cause these symptoms. All of these diseases should be ruled out before assuming the excess drinking/urination is just a behavioral problem.

How is Max behaving otherwise?
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Old March 16th, 2016, 03:59 PM
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Now we took Max to the vet about six months ago as my wife and I thought maybe old age and his bladder was going or he had a bladder infection. They found that Max has a bladder the size of my bigger dog Macey after the ultrasound.
I have a hard time understanding how a 15lb Yorkie and 80lb Lab could have similar sized bladders? Perhaps it's time for a second opinion? Ruling out any medical condition with your vet would be my first step.

There are many non medical reasons Max is urinating inappropriately. He could be having " accidents" due to any number of reasons even the arrival of Macey. Something could have frightened him in the yard.

My nervous dog will urinate when she's startled or afraid but yet can hold her bladder for 10hrs at night.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 09:27 AM
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I too would be interested in what tests were run.

I would also consider finding a specialist - an internal medicine vet (small animal), if you haven't already seen one. You can search for a small animal internal med vet here: http://www.acvim.org/
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Old March 17th, 2016, 10:03 AM
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PU/PD (Polyuria/polydipsia) or the increase in urination and drinking are clinical signs that point to a multitude of diseases. Your vet would have, most likely, done a urinalysis to rule out a UTI. This would also show if there was glucose in the urine, to help rule in or out diabetes. A comprehensive blood panel would also help to focus your vet's diagnostic eye. This would look at blood enzymes for many of your pups systems/organs, including the kidneys which would be important information in a PU/PD pet.
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