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Old 08-31-2012, 07:38 PM
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almost 2 months ago, I took my 1 year old dog Kaia to the vet because she was leaking urine. She had a bladder infection. The vet gave her antibiotics. It seemed to work, then after the cycle of meds was over, it started up again. Got more meds. After a month, wasn't really any better, so I took her back to the vet. This time, she did not have an infection, but something else to where she leaks urine. Something called spay incontinence. Did a lot of tests and the vet wanted to put her on a medication called DES (short for Diethylstilbestrol) synthetic estrogen. So, after 2 weeks on the medication and at the lowest does possible(vet did not want to go up because the higher the dose, the higher the side effects) at 0.1mg, she still leaked. Laat week, got more of the meds and this time, the vet wanted to double the pills for 2 every other day. Has anyone used this medicine or had any issues with what I described?
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As your vet about PPA instead. DES can have side effects since it is an estrogen.

What other tests were done? Are they sure it's spay incontinence? Did it only start after the spay? Is it possible that she's having issues (the recurrent UTIs) due to a hooded vulva?

Common Cause of Chronic UTI Has a Surgical Solution
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They did blood test, and double checked everything to rule out another bladder infection. The vet never mentioned UTI's. She did also say the spay incontinence was the term people used, but went into detail that having 2 kidneys, the urine isnt flowing right out of one, or something like that. It was all just so much information all at once, so much to take in. The vet gave 30 more days of trying this 2 pills every other day thing, and so far, nothing has done much.
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You mentioned bladder infection so that, to me, would mean UTI, especially if you were given antibiotics for it.

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having 2 kidneys, the urine isnt flowing right out of one, or something like that
This sounds like an ectopic ureter which is different from spay incontinence.

http://www.michvet.com/library/surge...pic_ureter.asp

So, now I'm confused as to what your dog has, sorry...
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Not once has the vet said anything about UTI. I would like to think the vet ruled that out too. First time around they did several tests and an ultrasound and found a little bit of blood in her urine, thats when she said that was the bladder infection. She gave her Clavamox and also Proin. Seemed to start working, but soon after, the leaking got more and more again. This time, they said her blood work was fine and normal. She did say there was a surgical procedure that could be done, but she wanted to try every possible other solutions as apposed the surgery. That ectopic ureter sounds like it too. Yeah, after looking at the link, I would say that is it.

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Then you should clarify what a "bladder infection" means with your vet.
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