Frequent Dog Urination, Leakage, Increased Water Consumption
by Ashlee Ruthig
In the last week or two, my mother's male collie has been leaking urine on his bed both at night and while laying in it during the day. I would say that it is a 3-4" diameter spot where he leaks on his bed.
He is about 7 years old and has not been neutered.
When we let him outside to go to the bathroom we have been watching him, and he seems to urinate little bits several times. Today, I noticed that he was drinking more water than I normally see him drink.
He is eating, and acting as he normally does, except for the way he is urinating outside. Also we have been trying to let him out at least every hour during the day.
Today when he walked up to me to say hello, I noticed that he had left a small trail of urine dribble marks on the floor.
His ears are not hot. He has been licking his penis more so than normal.
I have a female black lab who is spayed. When I come to see my mother I bring her with me. They get along well and I've never seen him try to breed with her, but I thought I might need to mention this.
He has also never been bred to another female, at least not in the last 5 years my mother has owned him. My mother thinks he might have urges to breed with my dog. But he has never had a urination problem like this before. I have been bringing my female black lab over for a year and half, and this hasn't happened until now.
I was worried that he might be having kidney trouble or possibly a urinary tract infection. I talked to my mom a few minutes ago and she stated that he was drinking water and when he walked away from the dish he had started to dribble urine on the floor again.
I hope that I have been specific enough. I can't think of any changes to his surroundings/ environment, diet or routine that might also affect his condition.
Thank You, Ashlee Ruthig
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