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I've wrote about Ripley's incontince before. I finally took her to the vet about it because it's been going on for about a year. We've tried cornsilk and parsley, no help. Every morning her bedding has been soiled. She's an excited peeier too, but we know that and try our best to watch for it. She doesn't drink exccessive amounts and I'm careful about what she gets two hrs before bed. The vet did blood work for kidney check, x-rays for bladder stones or abnormalities, and urine test for UTI, plus sent one off for a more detailed look (still pending). Everything came back clean/negative. She didn't give us Rx therapy just yet because she didn't believe/never known a dog this young to have spay incontince. Ripley was spayed by a trusted vet at 6 months. So I'm a little frustrated they got $400 and I got a dog that still has incontince.
Those that have experienced incontince, what age did you notice a problem. Did your vet do similar tests?
 

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Sorry you're still dealing with this. Even a trial run of Proin to see if it helped Ripley would help rule out or determine if she's incontinent.

I think at this point I would see a specialist or perhaps another vet for a 2nd opinion.
 

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My dog was spayed a 8 months & started leaking at night at 2 years old.
She has been on DES for 4 years with no problems she takes it once a week,its very inexpensive . We tried Proin but she got very sick from it and kept vomiting. But most dogs seem to do very well on it also.
My vet said over the years they are starting to see alot more dogs at a very young age having problems with incontince,so she wasn't really surprised. Good luck with your girl !
 

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Sorry you're still dealing with this. Even a trial run of Proin to see if it helped Ripley would help rule out or determine if she's incontinent.

I think at this point I would see a specialist or perhaps another vet for a 2nd opinion.
I think that the results of the culture and sensitivity test aren't back yet. I would be waiting for that before thinking about a consult with a different vet. If that turns up nothing, I would be starting her on Proin, if she was my dog.
 

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I read it as the results were negative but it was still sent out for a 2nd review. But, not sure. I could be reading it wrong LOL

The vet did blood work for kidney check, x-rays for bladder stones or abnormalities, and urine test for UTI, plus sent one off for a more detailed look (still pending). Everything came back clean/negative.

I think that the results of the culture and sensitivity test aren't back yet. I would be waiting for that before thinking about a consult with a different vet. If that turns up nothing, I would be starting her on Proin, if she was my dog.
 

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There are so many stories too. I had heard that if you let your dog have its first heat, they are LESS likely to have this problem. Well, before I could get her fixed, my girl went into heat so I had her fixed after the fact. She is 3 and has incontinence problems. However my RIP girl I had fixed at a few months of age and she developed incontinence at age 6

There is an over the counter thing you could try, go to Wal Mart and buy the Generic Psuedophedrine pills ( $4 ) nasal decongestant, give your dog, 30 mg per 60lbs body weight

Pseudoephedrine for Canine Incontinence | eHow.com

I also have Proin it works ok but my girl hates it. Also with my RIP girl she was on DES but, it got to where I tapered off on it and didnt have to even give it once a week. Only had to give her 1 pill every other month and she never had another problem.
 

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Yes, they did an in house culture which came back clean. And they sent a culture off, which they expected results about four days later. No news yet. With research I've done it seems a lot of Dobermans have this issue. I was just curious the ages. I want this fixed for a number of reasons, but was weary of prescription drugs. This vet says it would be a live long pill.
Wilde - thank you for the tip and article. Defiantly worth trying.
 

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There is an over the counter thing you could try, go to Wal Mart and buy the Generic Psuedophedrine pills ( $4 ) nasal decongestant, give your dog, 30 mg per 60lbs body weight

Pseudoephedrine for Canine Incontinence | eHow.com
Not sure what the basis is for wishing to avoid the use of Proin, but this medication is chemically very similar to the active ingredient in Proin.
 

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Did they actually do a CULTURE--or did they do a urinalysis, perhaps a specialized dipstick which looks for signs of bacteria? How long did the test they did take?

The urinalysis is quick, almost immediate, and picks up a lot of bacterial infection problems--but the culture is the definitive test. They actually put sediment from the urine on a culture plate and see if any pathogens grow out, which they then identify with specific tests. The sensitivity is done in a similar way, where the actual bacteria that they grow out is put in contact with different antibiotics to see which antibiotic kills it.
 

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My girl was spayed at 9mos and immediately afterwards she would leak. After awhile she was on DES and she did very well, inexpensive and only one pill every two weeks worked for her. She lived to be 13. Good luck.
 
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