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Any experience with male dog "leaking" after urinating?

asked 2015-08-26 14:17:14 -0500

I've noticed recently that my in-tact male dog (about 5 years old) has been leaking after he pees... he'll run out into the yard and spend 5 or 10 minutes there and when he comes back to the gate it's almost like he didn't finish peeing.

He used to be an outdoor dog until a few months ago, and he definitely prefers being inside to going outside -- he always does his business and comes straight back which makes me wonder if this is just his way of saying "okay mommy i peed take me back in now" without actually finishing or if this might be a medical issue or just something that happens?

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This could be a number of things. If this is a sudden onset of behavior, I would seek out your Veterinarian.

Cherish E.'s profile image Cherish E.  ( 2015-08-26 14:41:35 -0500 ) edit

I'd say crate train and see if it stops. They seem to wanna hurry up and they didn't quite finish the job just so they can be with you. Leave him out longer or go out with them so they see you're still there.

Anibel S.'s profile image Anibel S.  ( 2015-08-31 00:25:29 -0500 ) edit

our male dogs was leaking while sleeping. the vet gave us pill but it made him lose weight and made him mean. did research and found out high ash count in dry dog food could cause leaking. ash count of 2 to 5% is best, contact the company to find out the amount. since change food no leaking.

John H.'s profile image John H.  ( 2017-08-07 20:16:03 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2015-09-02 11:29:24 -0500

My neutered male started leaking at age 1.5 yrs (an odd thing for a young male). The leaking 1st happened only overnight while he was sleeping, then during the day while napping, then when awake. The vet checked him over and did a urine sample. He was negative for anything "serious" and was given Proin to help with sphincter control This medication did work, however, I was not interested in using a medication long-term (which I was told would be the case) and I wanted to better understand the cause of the weak sphincter diagnosis. I had him assessed and treated by a veterinarian who does animal chiropractic care. He was 80% improved after one visit to the chiropractor. He has had two chiropractic appointments thus far (2 weeks apart) and is doing very well with MUCH less leaking! I am so happy!

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answered 2015-08-27 11:07:15 -0500

This happened with our older dog when we were on walks. He would lift to mark things and then walk away and would "decorate" the sidewalk. He never leaked on his bed or in the house so we discussed it with our vet. He described it as milder than incontinence and almost a "laziness" syndrome. It never progressed or got worse so we just let him decorate the sidewalks and felt better after consulting our vet.

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this exact thing is happening to our 6 yr old male Ridge back mix. It happens off and on after like you said, lifts, urinates, and then decorate the sidewalk for a few steps afterward. its definitely a dribble.

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answered 2015-08-30 14:15:03 -0500

Our 2 yr old terrier would have a problem only when he got very excited, like when we came home from grocery shopping. We aren't gone for more than 1 hr at the most. I found taking him outside prior to leaving and immediately after returning. But, it sounds like your situation is different and need to talk to a veterinarian.

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answered 2015-08-29 18:35:52 -0500

Our senior dog has had trouble with this a lot lately. We took him to the vet and found out he had a pretty bad UTI after we took in a sample of his urine. He was prescribed an antibiotic that is basically the canine version of Bactrim, he was also prescribed Proin to help him with urinary incontinence. I would definitely take him to the vet to see what is the real cause, because if it's a UTI it can lead to bigger problems and urinary incontinence is nothing to mess with, it is a symptom that goes with a lot of medical problems for our friends. I hope all will be grand, take care.

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answered 2015-08-26 23:31:02 -0500

It sounds like your dog is dealing with urinary incontinence. Dripping urine can irritate the skin and cause redness as well as excessive licking of the vulva or penis area. Pet parents may also notice the area where the dog sleeps is contaminated with urine.

Your next step should be scheduling a consultation with your veterinarian, who will try to determine a cause. The vet will take a thorough history, perform a physical exam and likely conduct a urinalysis to verify whether your dog is suffering from a bladder infection, which requires treatment with antibiotics. Other tests may include a urine culture, blood work, radiographs and ultrasound.

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