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I have a 3 year old rescue Rottie, she's been with us for 2 1/2 years now.
She has a little problem.
Every once in a while she loses control of her bladder. It seems to happen when she's sleeping and/or otherwise relaxed. She doesn't even seem to notice it's happened. She will not whine to go out like she normally does, and doesn't move after she's wet herself.
Back when we first got her, she did it fairly often. The vet checked her over and although she was a tad bit overweight (I'm talking 10lbs max) she had a clean bill of health.
We took the weight off, and she stopped wetting herself.
In the past 2 years, it's infrequent (every few months) but she does lose control every once in a while. Again, no warning, and she doesn't stir afterwards if she's sleeping.
If a dog could look sheepish though, it's her!
She is in perfect weight, gets walked regularly, and goes to the washroom on a very regular basis. She gets fed twice a day with Hills Tooth Diet (yuck - boyfriend's choice, not mine, or she'd be switched faster than you can blink, but I am slowly talking him out of it) and has access to fresh water.

Any ideas?

(picture to kind of show her body type and weight? ish?)
 

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any kind of incontinence issues should be brought to your vets attention. They can do a urinalysis and any other necessary tests. GL
 

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That's not that uncommon for dogs. There are medications they can be put on that will control it. My ex boyfriend's dog and my best friend's dogs are both on phenylpropanolamine (PPA) for this same thing.

I have a dog that pees from excitement and from submission... unfortunately the meds don't work on that type of incontinence :( So she wears at diaper at all times (except when outside). We've just gotten used to it lol! We always hope she'll outgrow it... but at year old I'm not that optomistic!
 

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That's not that uncommon for dogs. There are medications they can be put on that will control it. My ex boyfriend's dog and my best friend's dogs are both on phenylpropanolamine (PPA) for this same thing.

I have a dog that pees from excitement and from submission... unfortunately the meds don't work on that type of incontinence :( So she wears at diaper at all times (except when outside). We've just gotten used to it lol! We always hope she'll outgrow it... but at year old I'm not that optomistic!
Lucky you! I have a dang chihuahua who has the same issue and shes so tiny the smallest diaper she can get out of...she chews at it and tears the heck out of it....LOL sorry you have to go through it as well
 

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It could be a few different things.. we're studying that sort of stuff at the moment.. And I really should know it because the exam is next week, but whatcha gonna do? Hahaha

I'll dig my book up and have a look for you.. I think it can be a neurological thing to do with the detrusor muscle, or the pelvic nerve or some rubbish ahaha I'll check ...but the vet is your best bet.
 

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My havanese does the same thing...she is very potty trained, but sometimes, only when sleeping, will she have an "accident"...she is awoken by this and will come "to tell me"...I guess I should take her into vet to check. (Cha Ching)
 
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