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A dog's life: bladder stones and prostate problems serious but treatable

Waterworks problems seem to be a large part of my day lately.

Not problems for me but for my hairy patients. These problems can include: urinary incontinence; increased frequency of going to the toilet; apparent difficulty going to the toilet; and blood in the urine.

As well as all the blocked bladder cats we see every week, we have had several little canine friends with painful bladder problems.

Brian came creeping into the hospital this week with a worried look. He hadn't been to see us before and I think couldn't really figure out what to think of the other patients and surroundings. 

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Brian is a 6-year-old entire male cocker spaniel who looks like a long-haired stocky terrier with a long whiskery beard – quite aristocratic.

Outwardly, he looked great but he had recently started passing blood stained urine. We immediately admitted Brian and began a systematic approach to finding the cause.

Can pregnancy in dogs cause bladder control issues?

We tried to breed my female dog about a month age. We are not sure if she is pregnant or not but the past few days she has had several accidents inside our house. She is usually very good about going outside. I was wondering if anyone who has bred a dog


Just like in humans, the fetus/fetuses are going to push against the bladder and make her need to go more often.


I suppose its possible.. pregnant women get problems known as stress incontinence.. from the pressure on the bladder.

However, just to be safe, you should take the dog in to see the vet, first to confirm the pregnancy and check how that's


I've never heard of that happening and doubt it would so early in the pregnacy. Marking or a urinary tract infection are more likely. You might want to take her to the vet or at least take in a urine sample.

Slight bladder control issues after swimming, is this normal?

I really enjoy swimming as exercise, but I have slight bladder leaks for an hour or so after swimming. I'm 25, is this normal or should I get it checked out by a doctor?


No, slight bladder leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for


No, slight bladder leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for