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Soo, I just want to start off with I already have a vet appointment for my dog but my vet is booked pretty far back so the appointment isn't for over a week. In the meantime, I can't help but stress myself out and try to find answers.

My 10 year old dog peed in the bed when I woke her up. I was a little alarmed but didn't think too much of it because she had only gone out once that day whereas she normally chooses to go around 4 times a day. I just figured that maybe she held it in too long. She typically chooses when she wants to go out by letting me know.

This was over 2 weeks ago and she has not had another incidence yet so it was forgotten. Fast forward to last night, and she has suddenly peed the bed again. This time she had gone out plenty of times during the day, even just 3-4 hours prior to it happening.

I'm just wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences with their dog or know what might be the problem. I know incontinence is not uncommon for older spayed dogs but I thought it odd that it isn't frequent and has only happened twice in an almost 3 week span.
 

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Good to know it could still be something simple like spay incontinence even though it's not happening often. She wasn't spayed till she was about 3 years old so maybe that's why it isn't as bad as it could be.

She definitely pees. She'll even pee in pouring rain with 30mph wind! Our yard has a sliding glass door so it's my routine to let her out and watch her through the glass. I usually don't let her back in until I see her squat for a while. I'll definitely start making her go out more often though as I want to minimize her chances of getting something like crystals and infection. Ouch!

Keeping the appointment for sure, she is scheduled for a urinalysis and full blood work. Fingers crossed it isn't something like kidney disease. So happy to hear your dog lived a long comfortable life with it though. Sometimes it's hard to remember these things aren't a death sentence when it happens to your own dog. Hearing about other dogs who live fine with these problems helps a lot though.

Curious, what kind of diet did your dog have to stay on, like what kind of restrictions? Just curious because when I was kid our dog had kidney disease and while I don't remember a whole lot from then, I do remember my mom was told to put her on a low low protein diet. Not too long ago I've heard that opinion has changed though. Yet I still see low protein diets recommended from time to time. I know this may be all irrelevant as her kidneys could be perfectly fine, but I do love to keep up with these things and I'm one of those people who likes to be prepared for everything. What a bummer kidney disease would be, I have a whole stockpile of dog food that I'm pretty sure would not be compatible with kidney disease :p
 

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Thank you so much for all of that information.

I still have to wait until the appointment to do a blood test but they said I could drop off a urine sample for the urinalysis whenever I collect some. I was able to get some this morning and dropped it off today and the vet said I should get the results tomorrow. Collecting her urine has enabled me to see that her pee is very dark yellow and smells strongly like rubber of all things. Not sure what that could be an indicator of. She does seem to drink a decent amount of water throughout the day. She drinks anywhere between 2-3 ounces of water from her bowl, plus she's fed 3 times a day and I have always added water to all of her meals. Time to just play the waiting game for the results.

And thank you for reassuring me I'm not being overly crazy for being concerned about this :) Most of my friends in person are not the biggest dog people and think I take things like this too seriously and that it's not a big deal.
 

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Results for the urinalysis came back with everything within normal range, except she has a little bit more white blood cells in her urine than what is normal. The vet said this is typically a sign of a urinary tract infection and prescribed her antibiotics. I feel a bit more relaxed now knowing it isn't something too severe. Wondering if there are any steps I should take to prevent this from happening again. Water intake is good and she goes out pretty often, I know those things are important.
 
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