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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2020, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery Peeing Issue

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My one year old fixed male dobey pup has been having an odd issue with peeing lately, and I was hoping to see if anyone had any experience with this, or had any clue what it is. Two vets as of now are stumped, and I want to do more research before I commit to some expensive diagnostic testing to see if he has any structural issues.

Anyway, about once a week, usually when he wakes up, my dog has problems peeing. He'll get in position and will only get some drops of pee out. Then he'll walk around, and each time he gets in position, the stream gets better. It takes him a few minutes and a few tries, but he eventually gets everything out. He doesn't show any signs of pain. A few hours later, it's like he never had the issue. Then he'll be totally fine and will have a strong stream for days.

A urine sample was sent to a lab and UTI and bladder infections, along with crystals, have been ruled out.

Other things that may be associated that I've noticed... His water intake has gone down, and he's peed inside a few times. It doesn't seem like an incontinence issue at all. He's never peed in his sleep and he always gets in the proper peeing position.

Does anyone have any clue what this could be? Thanks for the help!
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This is the second try at a post here. DT has dropped as far as I know 3 replies from this afternoon.

Fortunately it was a short reply.

Has your vet checked the puppies prostate, manually? Does the clinic have the ability to do an ultrasound of the prostate/bladder area?

Specialists will often do telephone consults. There are dog urologists and if there isn't one around the other specialist that often have a lot of information about the urinary tract of a dog and the prostate are the reproduction specialists.

Hope you get this tracked down--definitely nothing that is common--lord only knows I've had enough males from puppies to old age over the last 60 years in dogs (mostly Dobes).

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Thanks for the reply. He did a manual feel of the bladder. I don't believe he checked the prostate, but he did mention it as a possible culprit. But he also did say that he doesn't think it could be a prostate issue since my dog is fixed. I'm researching specialists now... If anyone knows of one in southern California, I'd greatly appreciate it!


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This is the second try at a post here. DT has dropped as far as I know 3 replies from this afternoon.

Fortunately it was a short reply.

Has your vet checked the puppies prostate, manually? Does the clinic have the ability to do an ultrasound of the prostate/bladder area?

Specialists will often do telephone consults. There are dog urologists and if there isn't one around the other specialist that often have a lot of information about the urinary tract of a dog and the prostate are the reproduction specialists.

Hope you get this tracked down--definitely nothing that is common--lord only knows I've had enough males from puppies to old age over the last 60 years in dogs (mostly Dobes).

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I can't help you there, but wish you luck here and please let us know when you are given an answer so we can all learn from your experience.

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It is often said that male dobermans do not develop a brain till about 2 yrs of ageThis could be a case of forgetting what he is trying to do. Going through the whole process but just not relaxing and letting go. Maybe change the morning wake up routine ? A little play first thing or just walk around the block.

I hope it is just something simple.
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I do have one question here - you said most times its first thing in the morning , So how many hours had it been since he had last been out ? The reason I ask is that I have noticed - once in awhile - If the weather is very cold here or raining hard - Mr. Business des want to go out right before bed time - one of two will happen - either he wakes me up around 12 or 1 am to go out - Or he will hold it till we get up ( 5:30 am ) and I go out with him - he will do the same as yours , takes a little squirt , smells around and takes another , then its full stream . I have to wonder if it has to do with holding to long , I need to add - we go to bed early here on the " Not Right " farm - So he ( Mr. B. ) holds it 9 hours sometimes - and this is just me , but thats way to long to hold it .

Now Mr. B. will be 5 in May , but he has done this for a long time , Like you said - it's not very many times , but has happened . I never worried about it as it was once in a blue moon , But he always gets the job done - but when he does and he comes in , you had better be out of the way

You might pass this on to the Vet - if nothing else - he will get a good laugh out of it . But I do think by holding it to long there is a connection - call it pee lock

Like somebody said - Please keep us updated so we all can learn from this

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