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I hated to do it. And hopefully he'll start getting better and can come back in.

He has an enlarged prostate.....has been leaking pee everywhere for a few weeks. Straining to pee when he tries, but leaking drops all the time. And straining to poo. So vet said neuter might fix him.

I've been cleaning his crate twice a day, giving him a bath almost every day.....cleaning my floors. And still everything smelled of pee.

But surgery was two days ago and the vet said no bath for 2 weeks....can't get the incision wet. I said "you do realize the incision is soaked wet with pee all night, every night? Sponge baths help a little.

But.......since surgery the leaking is so much worse. I have a call in to the vet to ask why this might be and find out if it is temporary before he gets better.

His fur was literally dripping with pee this morning. It looked like it was raining under him. He shook pee all over the house and me.....and slipped in it trying to walk.

So his crate is outside now......safer for him to walk on grass and hopefully, I can get the smell out of my house now.

Hopefully, he'll start getting better soon and can come back in. I am really worried.
 

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I hope it doesn't get infected with him being outside where the environment is much dirtier.
 

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Eek :( I'm so sorry to hear that, that must be so frustrating and upsetting at the same time.
I hope things work out for you! I can't imagine how uncomfortable your boy must be! If he was house trained, he probably feels pretty terrible as well. Hope it gets sorted soon for BOTH of your sakes! I'm not sure if its common practice anymore, but 7 years ago when my GSD cross had some incontinence issues, the vet prescribed him pseudo ephedrine. It worked wonders. Anyhow, I hope your vet and you work something out :)


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I hope it doesn't get infected with him being outside where the environment is much dirtier.
Yeah, I know. But I'm not sure what's worse--outside or laying in pee constantly. At least outside, the pee can soak into the ground, instead of him laying in a puddle. They did tell me I could clean his incision with betadine....so we'll try that along with sponge baths.

The vet called back and said they gave him a shot.....dexa-something? Anyway for inflammation.....he said that could def. make the leaking issue worse for a few days. I am relieved.....but it would have been nice if he would have told me that before!

So hopefully, after that wears off.....he'll start getting better. Praying for that!
 

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Since he already is wet from the pee,I would just go ahead and give him a bath. Get the diapers.
 

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Poor guy. I hope he recovers soon.

I agree with the diaper and pads, and pick up a gallon of Nature's Miracle for the pee smell.
 

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Poor boy...I hope it clears up soon.....watch for swelling of the scrotum....If you are somewhere that it is really hot, try to make sure he can keep cool...even if you have to go buy bags of ice and throw a blanket over them so he can lie against them....you can freeze water in any kind of plastic jug if you have room in the freezer too...

Hope he is better soon...

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Since he already is wet from the pee,I would just go ahead and give him a bath. Get the diapers.
I agree with this. You can be careful around that area but give him a bath, get him dried really good. You can even crate him and put a fan on him. I would absolutely try the diapers.

Perhaps a second opinion from another vet? I have no experience with the peeing like you described. Maybe the prostate was only part of the problem but something else is going on?

Any issues with his legs/spine? My dad's male had arthritis in his spine. He started leaking & peeing because he did not have that sensation that he had to go.

Wishing the best for your guy:(
 

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I used diapers on one of my previous pets, she was 15 yrs old and could not control her pee from leaking. I used the diapers for awhile then the vet gave me some kind of pill, I can't remember the name and it stopped it from leaking. But anyway the diapers worked great you just had to remind yourself to remove it when you let them out to go potty. :eek:

Hope that your boy starts improving soon.
 

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Proin is commonly used for incontinence...male or female....

Surprised this guy is not on it

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Can you not use some of the other suggestions here and then isolate him in one room of the house?

I hate to see him outside while he is healing, prob not feeling well and also separated from his pack.....
 

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The diapers are a good idea.....and it would help us better monitor how much he is still leaking, too.

Believe me, I don't like him outside.......but this morning was really more than I can handle in the house. His crate isn't solid on the bottom and he was wrecking the hardwood underneath, despite my efforts to change the plastic under the crate 3 times a day. I don't have an extra room to put him in, but he'd hate that worse. He's happier being able to be free to walk around in the backyard, and the kids are out there a lot playing with him.

But I'm hoping that since the vet said this shot can make it worse (that's an understatement!) for a few days.....he can come back in tomorrow or the next day.

The vet does not think this is run of the mill old age incontinence, b/of all of his symptoms besides the leaking. So if it's not the prostate, he fears it is something worse. Neurological....cancer.....scary things. Trying not to go there right now and just hope the surgery works.
 

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In addition to all the excellent tips you're receiving, have you tried using something like Odo-Ban to help control the smell?
 

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$1 shower curtain liner under the crate. Pee pads come in big packages at SAMs or Walmart.
Belly band great idea as would be Dri-Tek rubber grates in the crate.
 

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Thank you for all your great advice, everyone. I actually did the shower curtain thing--sort of. I have huge, thick plastic bags from my hubby's work and would trade them out a few times a day. Part of the problem with having him inside is that he shakes----and pee goes everywhere, cause his fur is dripping with pee. So def. diaper thingy's would help a lot. Thanks!

I will post here on his progress. Got my fingers crossed!
 

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I think the vet needs to be called and a good description of what you are seeing, or a visit, needs to happen. I would definitely update, let them know, and bring him in. Bugs really get into moist areas, maggots, etc, are why the vet office I go to unfortunately needs to have an instruction for after speuters to bring the animal inside for the week following.

You can hang the painter/asbestos plastics on the wall and put tarps down if it's that bad so that way you don't create more problems with infection and infestation than you are solving.

What injection did he get?

Other than the incontinence what other symptoms does he have?

Prostate Enlargement in the Dog explains what the prostate stuff does/does not impact

I would also be asking my vet if my dog might need to see a specialist.
 
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