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      15 years old tough week

      Hi: Maxxie is 2 weeks shy of 15 years old. He is just recovering from a tough week of not being able to get up, trouble walking, falling back into his poop etc. I almost made a decision I wasn't ready to make & I'm glad because he is improving a lot. He walked on his own to & from the park. He is absolutely himself. He just started peeing the bed though. I bought some pee pads but they are useless. Any ideas?

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      It could be a UTI or incontinence. Take a urine sample to the vet to rule out UTI first. collect first thing in a.m. prior to food or water and in mid stream for best sample.

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      Urinalysis for sure. Is the dog on medication for pain? Have you looked at chiropractic treatments or massage or laser?
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      Yes, sometimes the only sign of a urinary tract infection in a senior is the dog just being "off" or "weak," especially if a fever develops. They are painful.

      In my area, I'd also check for tickborne disease.

      Feel better, pup!

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      I agree w/ the others, but wanted to add, they do make doggy diapers if it's not a health issue. I've never used them, so I cannot vouch for their effectiveness, which varies per dog no doubt. It's so sad to see our babies become seniors, isn't it? 15 years old, my goodness!

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      Meme does the same thing, we have half the room covered in potty pads. It took months before she was pad trained. Diapers are a good option as well

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      Bless you Maxxie - 15 years old - WOW! No other suggestions, wanted to send along good thoughts.

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      awww...Bless his heart...

      I agree with a urinalysis...it could be incontinence...there is a medication called Proin that will help if it is.

      Good luck to you...15 years old is amazing for a Lab.

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      15 years old-that is so awesome!

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