Frequent urination in older dogs

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Avatar n tn I have bloating, I look like I am pregnant, frequent urination, pressure in 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.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My question is how do most older dogs with untreated Cushing's begin to fail? I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
Avatar n tn Until this month in April 2016 I notice he was getting worse. It's crazy how one day dogs are fine but can go down hill so fast. Restless in the middle of the night, couldn't stand still kept walking around, coughing so bad he was gagging, staining and if he poop sometimes he would had a mini sezuire or passed out, and his regualr sezuires were getting worse. We increased his meds but after a while he didn't want them.
793908 tn?1294708709 I answered some of you personally yet I notice there are many dogs in here that are Cushinoid dogs. 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.
Avatar n tn Have you discussed the potential of arthritis with your veterinarian? It's estimated that more than 20% of dogs in 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?
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs 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.
Avatar n tn The pain is there but it's manageable when I do this. I also find as I get older it takes more time for all the pain to go away in the morning.
231441 tn?1333896366 The signs of it are frequent urination, urination in unusual places, and sometimes urine with blood in 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!
1358341 tn?1282213443 found in September 1991 in 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.
Avatar n tn If you have fluid retention, you may notice swelling of your feet, ankles, fingers, and/or face. People with fluid retention often have frequent urination, 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 well...
612551 tn?1450025775 We have taken, for the time, a foster small dog that had been in a no-kill shelter for about a year, and while he had exercise walks, he was most of the time in a confinement area, one we didn't see. They bring dogs out based on their list, potential adopters do not tour the dog holding facility. So, the little guy we brought home, about 15 pounds and perhaps 5 years old, has to be trained to deal with a home environment including toilet training.
670955 tn?1226601500 Also called 'triple phosphate'(magnesium ammonium phosphate) are the most commonly seen with urinary tract infections and most frequently seen in females. These type of crystals are seen in young dogs (under a year) or in 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.
Avatar f tn The side effects are increased thirst and FREQUENT urination. 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......
Avatar m tn It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, 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.
203342 tn?1328740807 Look for other symptoms as well such as changes in eating and drinking patterns, less frequent urination, excessive licking in 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.
286034 tn?1201100440 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!!!
544292 tn?1268886268 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.
Avatar n tn tingling in the head, neck, hands and feet/ringing in both ears/frequent urination/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.
475586 tn?1225027354 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 in my daughter or my cats and dogs 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.
Avatar n tn ), 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 urination (especially during the night- up and down, up and down), Restless legs at night – can’t get comfortable! Tossing and turning, Insomnia!
Avatar n tn She had Frequent urination cramps mood swings cravings constant hunger then got in 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
4524270 tn?1355881950 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 in 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...
Avatar n tn I think we should post things we're doing that may be in common. I use alot of nutra sweetened (like Equal) in 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.
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Avatar n tn But you know how it is. I feel good this morning. I little bit of bubbling in the lower abs and frequent urination 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?
Avatar n tn Frequent burning pain in 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.
Avatar f tn We even moved to another state to give him a new start in a new school, with new friends and in a house with his own room instead of in a tiny apartment but things just got worse and worse. Last year he was having problems in school and nearly failed. He has already taken first grade twice and second grade twice and he nearly had to take second grade for a third time because he didnt want to do the work.
Avatar n tn Nausea and vomiting usually occus in the 2nd month, frequent urination doesn't usually occur until later in 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!