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Update added: Urinary/fecal incontinence

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20 minutes ago, Snook said:

We must have been posting at the same time. I'm so sorry your darling girl isn't feeling well. I hope she sleep s well tonight and is much better tomorrow. Do you have any idea what might have caused it? 

Not really, although I did give her a tiny bit of left over fish from my dinner last night, it was just baked with no seasoning so don’t think it was that.... she had a restless night last night with pacing, I just thought it was her normal thing she has been doing.

About to check on her as normally she would be up having a couple of drinks of water by now but she has been asleep for a couple of hours.

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I hope she's okay. Our dogs certainly know how to worry us. Have you got transport if you need to get her to a vet tomorrow? 

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6 minutes ago, Snook said:

I hope she's okay. Our dogs certainly know how to worry us. Have you got transport if you need to get her to a vet tomorrow? 

They certainly do worry us..
Yes I do thank you :) 

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16 hours ago, ♦ Marg ♦ said:

They certainly do worry us..
Yes I do thank you :) 

How is Sasha today? 

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50 minutes ago, Snook said:

How is Sasha today? 

Thank you for asking :) She seems to be back to normal... I have noticed that she is sleeping a lot more and isn’t drinking as much.

I just worry that this is the beginning of the end :( 

How is Justice today?

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15 minutes ago, ♦ Marg ♦ said:

Thank you for asking :) She seems to be back to normal... I have noticed that she is sleeping a lot more and isn’t drinking as much.

I just worry that this is the beginning of the end :( 

How is Justice today?

It's an awful feeling. :( I'm glad she's doing much better today and hope she stays that way. 

 

He's pretty good so far today. I'm just about to take him out to stretch his legs and pee. 

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14 minutes ago, Snook said:

It's an awful feeling. :( I'm glad she's doing much better today and hope she stays that way. 

 

He's pretty good so far today. I'm just about to take him out to stretch his legs and pee. 

That’s good to hear :)  I will take Sasha for her daily walk later.. late afternoon works for us as there isn’t so many people walking their dogs.

 

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On 17/05/2020 at 2:47 PM, ♦ Marg ♦ said:

That’s good to hear :)  I will take Sasha for her daily walk later.. late afternoon works for us as there isn’t so many people walking their dogs.

 

Just checking in to see how Sasha's doing? 

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2 hours ago, Snook said:

Just checking in to see how Sasha's doing? 

She is doing good :) it must have just been a tummy upset.

Although she isn’t drinking as much as she usually does and still sleeping a lot.

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I'm glad she hasn't had any more issues. :heart:

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I thought I'd add an update on the shaking/shivering/moaning issues that Justice saw the vet for at the same time as the incontinence issues. He was put on 5 days of carprofen twice a day, which he had the last of on Wednesday morning. He had his follow up with the vet later that same day and hadn't had any further incidents for 4 days at that time. She wanted to trial him off of carprofen before prescribing it on an ongoing basis, as well as wanting to further investigate the cause if he resumed having issues once he stopped taking it, rather than leave the cause of any pain as unknown. So far, he's been completely fine and the only shivering he's done was because he was cold and it stopped as soon I rugged him up and put the heater on.

 

I'm wondering if he might have hurt himself on the Friday night when he was playing with his bestie, as it first started while she was here. They leap around like idiots and wrestle and race in and out the dog door, so it would be easy enough for him to get injured and he's ended up smacking his head or limping before from minor play accidents. Perhaps he pulled a stomach or neck muscle, which wouldn't show up as a limp or be as easily detectable with a physical exam? Fingers crossed, 5 days of not playing and having an anti-inflammatory was enough to sort out whatever was going on. He's booked in for another follow up with his vet on Tuesday afternoon, so I'll see how he's travelling on Monday afternoon and if there's still no deterioration, might cancel the appointment since it was only to look at this particular issue. 

 

With the incontinence, I started a separate thread about belly bands but I've decided at this stage, that I'm not going to make him wear one. He seems to only pee inside when his bladder is full and it's reasonably unlikely that a belly band will hold that much. I also don't want to prevent or discourage him from peeing when he goes outside, which is a possibility with a belly band. At the moment, I'm managing it with taking him for a walk when his bladder is filling up and he's happily emptying it on trees and bushes that we pass. He did have a scare two nights ago when a dog when nuts at him from behind a screen door on the little side street near us, and just wanted to go home. I didn't push it at the time but I took him back down that street last night. He didn't want to walk as far as that house, but was happy to walk elsewhere. After about ten minutes I took him home, got some of his favourite treats and took him back to the side street but on the opposite side of the road. I didn't want to delay getting him to move past his fear in case it built up as a bigger deal in his head. He was happy to focus on me and heeling and regular rewards and completed the street without any stress, so it's at least good to see that of he can work through it now if he does get a fright, even if I need to use reinforcers like treats to get there. 

 

Overall, things are good right now and being managed. Hopefully we don't have any repeats of the shivering/moaning incidents, and it was just a short term injury or illness. 

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@Snook you have been such a beautiful support to Me lately and I never realised you were going through your own set up stresses with your dog.

i am glad to hear Justice is doing well and hope he continues to do so. I am now well aware of the way very little incident effects our mood and state of well being, like a roller coaster ride.

i hope you are continuing to do well:kissbetter:

 

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