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He's leaking out of the pee hole

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One common issue could be a urinary tract infection (UTI), which can cause increased frequency of urination, discomfort, and sometimes visible leakage. UTIs are typically treated with antibiotics, but they need to be prescribed by a professional after proper diagnosis.

Another possibility is urinary incontinence, which can occur for various reasons including age-related weakening of the urinary sphincter, hormonal imbalances, or underlying health conditions. In some cases, medications can help manage this condition.

Less commonly, leakage could be related to a more serious condition such as bladder stones, prostate disease (more common in unneutered males), or even a neurological issue affecting bladder control.

To help manage the situation at home, ensure your dog has frequent opportunities to go outside to urinate. This can reduce the volume of urine that might leak. Also, keep the sleeping area clean and dry to prevent skin irritation. If you notice any changes in the color or odor of the urine, or if your dog seems to be in pain or discomfort, these are signs that immediate veterinary attention is needed.

For dogs with incontinence issues, there are also dog-specific diapers or belly bands that can help manage leakage and keep your home clean. However, these are not long-term solutions and should be used while seeking professional advice.

It's important to monitor your dog for any additional signs of distress, such as straining to urinate, blood in the urine, crying out while urinating, a distended abdomen, or a complete inability to pass urine. These symptoms could indicate a urinary blockage or other severe conditions that require immediate veterinary intervention.

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