Can’t win

So our dog Ruthie has had a urinary incontinence problem for the past month or so. Not pretty.

I thought it might be behavioral, but it’s not. She leaves a small puddle whenever she gets up, especially after sleep.
So we put her on an antibiotic. Made her urine better, but she still wets.
Switched her back to her old expensive dog food. No change.
Got her another antibiotic, to cover any bacteria the first one missed. Four days into it, still no better.
So the vet recommended that she be on a drug twice a day for the rest of her life. She might be having this incontinence due to being spayed. I guess it’s not uncommon.
So I gave her the first pill this afternoon. After I shampooed the carpet again and got rid of the six pee spots that accumulated over the past two days.

She puked twice. On the carpet. And she’s running around with blown pupils because she’s all hepped up on goofballs.

I just can’t win.

2 thoughts on “Can’t win

  1. There are several medications designed for spay-incontinent bitches (it happens to about 20%, so it’s far from unusual). The one that worked best for my girl is called “Incurin” over here – it’s in tablet form, and has been a Godsend. She’s been fry for about 5 years, rather than the floods we were getting which distressed her (and us) so much.

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