bed wetting

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bed wetting

Post by Magmusta » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Diva is a very smart, loving 2 1/2 year old chow, lab mix.  As a puppy she
always slept w/ her loving parents (humans), she has recently taken to spotting
the mattress and is no longer allowed on the bed, but is now throughly
saturating her own bed which has been placed by her parents bed.  Note:  when
sleeping on bed, wetting appears to be done in her sleep.

As a puppy, she was housebroken very easily without many accidents.  We are
trying daily tablets of Vitamin C because vet said  PH of urine was to high and
may be a possible cause.    Any thoughts?

 
 
 

bed wetting

Post by Magmusta » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Deva is a very smart mix breed 2 1/2 year old female, she appears to be a
combination of chow, golden lab. She is a wonderful companion and a very loving
and loyal dog.  Since she was a puppy, Deva has always slept w/ her parents
(human).  Deva was house broken very easily w/ very few accidents as a puppy.  
Recently she has taken to spotting on the mattress when she appears to be
sleeping.  She is no longer sleeping on her parents bed, but has taken to
peeing on her own bed---total saturation.  The vet thought her urine PH was low
and suggested chewable Vitamin C-500 mg daily.  This is a very recent change in
her behavior-very unusual.  Any thoughts about seeking more medical advice
before addressing possible *** behavior?


 
 
 

bed wetting

Post by Bear » Sun, 12 Apr 1998 04:00:00


This may be a dumb question, but how do they check ph in urine? What is the
problem is it is either high or low?I've never had to have my dog pee in a
cup. I really question all that vitamin C and I think it might be the cause
of the problem as dogs make their own C. I think I'd get a second opinion
from a different vet in a different office. Deva is not doing a ***
behavior thing here. Maybe overdosing her on vitamin C is irritating her
bladder or boosting kidney output. BBB



Quote:
> Deva is a very smart mix breed 2 1/2 year old female, she appears to be a
> combination of chow, golden lab. She is a wonderful companion and a very
loving
> and loyal dog.  Since she was a puppy, Deva has always slept w/ her
parents
> (human).  Deva was house broken very easily w/ very few accidents as a
puppy.  
> Recently she has taken to spotting on the mattress when she appears to be
> sleeping.  She is no longer sleeping on her parents bed, but has taken to
> peeing on her own bed---total saturation.  The vet thought her urine PH
was low
> and suggested chewable Vitamin C-500 mg daily.  This is a very recent
change in
> her behavior-very unusual.  Any thoughts about seeking more medical
advice
> before addressing possible *** behavior?



 
 
 

bed wetting

Post by HAUSE » Mon, 13 Apr 1998 04:00:00


If she is spayed it could be spay incontinence.  Our lab got this a few years
back and we give her a low dose of an estrogen supplement and the problem went
away.

 
 
 

bed wetting

Post by Feingo » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00


It is probably a urinary tract infection.  Take the dog
to the vet asap.

Quote:

>Diva is a very smart, loving 2 1/2 year old chow, lab mix.  As a puppy she
>always slept w/ her loving parents (humans), she has recently taken to spotting
>the mattress and is no longer allowed on the bed, but is now throughly
>saturating her own bed which has been placed by her parents bed.  Note:  when
>sleeping on bed, wetting appears to be done in her sleep.
>As a puppy, she was housebroken very easily without many accidents.  We are
>trying daily tablets of Vitamin C because vet said  PH of urine was to high and
>may be a possible cause.    Any thoughts?


 
 
 

bed wetting

Post by Dirthe » Tue, 14 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Our old basset, Turbo, had bladder problems that required us to check her urine
pH. For the writer who asked, we checked our dog's pH by putting a tiny
aluminum pan underher  as she peed, and used human urine  pH testing paper,
obtained from a specialty medical store. And compared it to plain old litmus
paper, available from any hobby store.

Peeing in her own bed is definitely not a *** problem. She is rather
young for incontinence. That is usually a problem in older spayed ***es.
Hormones do fix that. Was she checked for urinary infection? Get a second
opinion.

Linda