7 mo old Rottie leaking after spay
Right after spaying my Rotie start leaking in her sleep. Took her to the vet and she put her on antibiotics and said her hormones probably off since she has been spayed. She has only seen this in older dogs and can't figure this out. I insisted on a urine test which was negative and a bladder x-ray to rule out stones. Then she put her on DES which didn't help at all so she said take her to a specialist in Tinton Falls.
My dentist said I might want a second opinion before we went to a specialist so tomorrow we will go for that and see what he says. Not in any pain eats and drinks and plays with her other 2 dogs and is as happy as can be. Went to school for 16 sessions and came out 1st in the class. I just have to know what the problem is because they said if I don't do anything that can cause trouble.
Being on hormones the rest of her life is not the answer for me only if it is the last resort. Please help if u can. Someone said to try Propin but I wouldn't try anything without a vets consent. Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through with Heidi - by the way she's an adorable puppy :o)
Unfortunately some dogs do develop a 'leaky bladder' after being spayed, but it can be a temporary problem due to the surgery itself, or a more permanent one in terms of low estrogen levels.
I'd definitely get a second opinion, but a specialist is most likely to have all the experience and knowledge that you need in this situation.
I know that the thought of having your pup on hormone pills on a long-term basis isn't a good one, but if it's necessary to prevent the leaking then it may be the route you have to follow. Generally in this situation, after the initial period, the medication can be given weekly, and it's such a small amount that side effects are rare and it's not terribly costly.
Obviously this isn't the ideal scenario, and I hope that Heidis' problem is of the temporary variety, however only a vet can determine that.
I wish you the very best of luck and hope Heidi is doing much better soon.