Frequent urination in older dogs

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I have bloating, I look like I am pregnant, frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>, pressure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my abdomen, lower back pain, extreme fatigue and pain during intercourse. What could this be. My doctor kept giving me medication for urinary tract infection.
I answered some of you personally yet I notice there are many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> here that are Cushinoid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s. I feel this posting is better to do it this way, than to keep answering individually. I am treating my 14 lb Julie with Trilostane..for a month now. I did so much research on this new drug and it seems to be the best out there. It is not overpriced...I get it from a Pharmacy in New Jersey. They compound it.
Have you discussed the potential of arthritis with your veterinarian? It's estimated that more than 20% of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the US have arthritis. You might call your veterinarian and ask about safe and approved arthritis medications for dogs. A good exam should also be done, along with blood work and a urinalysis to help determine what is ailing her. When was her last physical?
I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the game that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
The signs of it are frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> unusual places, and sometimes urine with blood <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> it. Don't worry if Greta is obnoxious at the vets!!! =D Trust me, vets are used to evil kitties!! Just warn them ahead of time, and they will get some vet techs to help handle your kitty. Good luck!
found <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> September 1991 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> Mahé, Seychelles, moved to 3 countries, had a difficult life, and is getting old in well and calm with all the food she wants. Before I had her adopted sister also, and the son and daughter of her daughter. But all died, 2 of them very recently. It was very hard for me. When she was young, once she even ran away from home several months, because we were feeding a street cat that didn't like her very much, a territory problem.
If you have fluid retention, you may notice swelling of your feet, ankles, fingers, and/or face. People with fluid retention often have frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>, especially at night. I think my fluid retention is complicated by being in menopause as well, the two are tag-teaming me, ha ha! Anyway, hope this helps...be well...
Also called 'triple phosphate'(magnesium ammonium phosphate) are the most commonly seen with urinary tract infections and most frequently seen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> females. These type of crystals are seen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> young <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s (under a year) or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> middle aged or older dogs. Struvites are almost always accompanied by bacteria that create a high alkaline pH. in cats, struvite stones form in the absence of a bladder infection.
The side effects are increased thirst and FREQUENT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>. However, it gets better as the dose is decreased. My personal favorite Allergy med. is called Temaril-P. It is an antihistimine with 2mg. of Pred.(Steroid), given once a day. Less side effects and works beautifully. Ask your Vet about this one. It is prescription, only. I like it much better than just the Pred. alone. Another thing, you might try, is a vaporizer where he sleeps. OK, I gotta go mow the lawn......
Look for other symptoms as well such as changes in eating and drinking patterns, less frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>, excessive licking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the genital area, etc. Worrying about how to break behavioral issues until the physical and environmental factors that could be causing this have been eliminated is probably not productive.
It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a day or two, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> very sensitive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.
SHE LOVES TO GO OUT <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> THE TRUCK EVEN JUST TO LOOK OUT THE WinDOW AND HER FAVOURITE dog SHOW IS TOP <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>S. YEP SHE EVEN WATCHES TV. SHE IS SO SPECIAL TO ME. PIT BULLS ARE BANNED HERE in TORONTO.SO THANKS FOR LISTENinG, I HOPE I HELPED YOU UNDERSTAND A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THIS AWFUL DISEASE AND BE KinD AND LOVinG TO YOUR ANIMAL IT WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO YOU TEN FOLD.
Its especially a shame that some people including doctors are ignorant to our situation and therfore do not have compasssion for us. The sad thing is, if these issues were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my daughter or my cats and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dog</span>s for that matter, I would go to the ends of the earth to find out what is wrong. But I tend to put my self last . But Its time to focus on me & see what really wrong.
Good thread! I enjoyed reading more about my new internet family! Me.... well, I'm kind of boring.... :-) I will be 45 yo next month and have been stay-at-home-mom to my kids for almost 8 years. I was born, raised and am still living in the same city in Southern California. I'm actually still in the same neighborhood. My DH and I bought my childhood friend's home. Kind of unusual for a Navy brat to be residing in the same city for 45 years, but like I said, I'm boring!!!
Day 22 Cold Turkey Tramadol ... I woke up HAPPY. I used to wake up happy all the time, before the Tramadol. Waking up happy is good. Then I tried to move. I had to use my hands and arms to get up out of bed. My body has been pushed as far as it will go. So after trying all my best tricks (aminos, coffee, food, vitamins, water) I finally stopped the struggle and called in sick for work. Tomorrow will be a busier day anyhow.
tingling in the head, neck, hands and feet/ringing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> both ears/frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>/gross fatigue/memory problems/muscle weakness for over three years. During the past couple of months I wake from a sleep and the tingling and numbness is really bad. It's wierd because my head has these waves or short circuit feelings.
), Extremely sore nipples, Sore swollen breasts, Cramping- on and off, Gas, Heartburn, Tiredness, light-headedness, Food aversions and cravings – Pinkberry, Coke with Lemon, Mac ‘n Cheese!, Frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span> (especially during the night- up and down, up and down), Restless legs at night – can’t get comfortable! Tossing and turning, insomnia!
She had Frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span> cramps mood swings cravings constant hunger then got <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> to tender breat loss of appitite tiredness her breat have gotten bigger and look milky her stomach has grown alot she also had morning sickness alot and some other signs i cant quit think of right now
Not so, she is not as open to discussion, did not check the amount of dosage my Ohio doctor prescribed and gave me the feeling we 'elderly' don't know what we''re talking about. At 79 years old I'm 'older' not elderly. As a result <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> May 2012 she gave me 50 mcg of Synthroid instead of the 100 mcg. I think that's right, I don't have it here in front of me. My TSH test in September 2012 was 4.6. I said that was higher than my test in Ohio, should she raise the dosage...
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I think we should post things we're doing that may be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> common. I use alot of nutra sweetened (like Equal) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my coffee which is frequent. Anyone else? I am planning to go to the doctor but after hearing all this don't see a good reason to go to hear nonsense.
But you know how it is. I feel good this morning. I little bit of bubbling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the lower abs and frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span> with just one AF cramp-like feeling. I feel hopeful. Tomorrow I take the test at 9am. Last time my RE said he would call me before 12, but I didn't hear from him until after 2 o'clock. Geez. So in less then 25 hours I should have an answer. I'm going home and going to bed early tonight. I don't want to think too much. How you doing? How are your symptoms?
i wish i was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> so. cal, but i'm not, i'm all the way over <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> wisconsin.....my aunt lives <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> san clemente tho.beautiful over there.
Nausea and vomiting usually occus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the 2nd month, frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span> doesn't usually occur until later <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the pregnancy when the baby is big enough to put pressure on your bladder, also you can't feel a baby moving until about 20 weeks (5 months) into the pregnancy and this is called quickening. I can't remember what else there was that i wanted to comment on.. but i may post another after i look over your comments again.. hope this helps!
Be aware that the condition also raises your rate for type 2 diabetes due to the fact that after long periods of high insullin out put eventually the pancreas will stop putting out as much causing high sugar, good news is it is very easy to control. Frequent small meals with next to no soda <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my diet I feel like a new person not knowing how I lived that long suffering as I did.
And I dn't believe it's Kundalini rising - it's not a sensation going up and down my spine. It's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a 1 inch radius <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the same spot on my back. in any case, this posting has helped me because I now feel a little bit better that I'm not paranoid and making this up. I'll make sure I go see a doc.
Also, I think what is going on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> your environment is just as important as what is happening <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> regards to your health care management choices. You could be exercising five days a week, eating right and taking the right balance of vitamins and medications, but if you have a stressful job or a bad relationship at home that you are not managing, your health and your fibromyalgia can definitely flare up.
Frequent burning pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the upper abdomen or chest, possibly accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth, a lump in the throat, or trouble swallowing. Possible Causes: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Action to Take: Suck on an antacid lozenge at the first sign of pain. Over-the-counter acid blockers can help prevent future attacks. If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor. See your doctor promptly if you have trouble swallowing, especially if solid food gets stuck.
This has some molecular and genetic explanation which has something to do with alcohol metabolism <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the body. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the absence of other symptoms though (eg weight loss,changes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> bowel movement,neurological deficits) ,this may not be very urgent. One important thing to exclude here though is an allergic reaction.Watch out for any diffiulty of breathing, rash that involves the entire body and generalized sensation of flushing. Continue to have a close follow up with your doctor.
I have also recently started having lower back pain and frequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ur<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>ation</span>. I honestly didn't think pregnancy could be possible until I realized I went to the bathroom twice in a night with a full bladder even though I didn't drink anything before bed. Now after reading this I am wondering if all these symptoms are because I am pregnant!
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