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05-12-2014 02:01 PM
Bridget Arycrest....Absolutely!!
05-08-2014 06:18 PM
Stevenzachsmom I was also thinking DM. My Annie had the exact same problem. I could take her for a walk and she would start dropping poo behind her. Had accidents in the house, which she had NEVER had before. The poo thing was the beginning....followed by rear end weakness, dragging leg, and loss of muscle mass. SIGH! It stinks.
05-08-2014 05:53 PM
MustLoveGSDs Fecal Incontinence in dogs |
05-08-2014 05:34 PM
arycrest I've had a couple seniors who couldn't control their bowels. I always cleaned up the mess and chalked it up as the price I pay to be blessed with having a senior.
05-07-2014 02:10 PM
Bridget Heidi was diagnosed with HD when she was 5, and probably always had it. I asked the vet when she was in a few weeks ago if she could have DM also and he checked a few things and said he didn't think so, thinks it is just her HD worsening. These seniors, bless 'em, if it isn't one thing.....it's another.
05-07-2014 12:04 PM
Blanketback This happened with my brother's dog too, when he was 13, just random stools now and then. I guess it's not uncommon? They also cleaned it up without a fuss, and their vet said it was only a geriatric issue. He did have arthritis in his back end, if that was partially the cause.
05-07-2014 11:53 AM
wolfstraum it sounds more like DM than HD.....HD shows up young and DM is progressive and usually older dogs....the instability sounds more like DM....

Yes, I'd use the amount the vet advised and see if that helps....

Lee
05-07-2014 11:20 AM
Bridget Yes, she has HD and she stumbles, her legs buckle, very unstable in her hind end. She is already on Proin for her urinary incontinence. I didn't know it would help with fecal also. I have her on half as much as the vet advised and it has worked fine for the urinary. Maybe I need to increase it to help with this new problem. Thanks.
05-07-2014 10:45 AM
wolfstraum Older dogs - happens....is she showing any other signs of neuro-muscular deficiencies? Stumbling, difficulty walking or standing up?

The drug used for urinary incontinence, Pronin, seems to help some dogs with this....I would get a vet appointment and discuss getting her on this medication.

Lee
05-07-2014 10:41 AM
Heidigsd When my "Heidi" was almost 13 years old she started to get some fecal incontinence also. She never knew that she was doing it either. I just cleaned it up like it was no big deal.
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