My Dog Is Leaking Something Out Of His Butt Like Water, What Is It?


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Water-like substances leaking from a dog can quite commonly be a sign of urinary incontinence. This urine will not always smell so you may not initially suspect the liquid. Urinary incontinence can be caused by a number of things, mainly; old age, neutering, being overweight or a combination of all three. If your dog is any of these then you should really consider urinary incontinence as a possible cause. Urinary incontinence can involve the bladder and the urethra or abnormalities in the parts of the brain and spinal cord that control the bladder function. If only one urethra is abnormal then the dog will leak urine but can also urinate normally. If both are affected then the dog will only be leaking urine and will not be able to pass urine normally.

Incontinence may be a sign that your dog has a partial blocking of the urethra due to a stone or a tumor. If they cannot empty their bladder fully, it may get so large that the pressure of the backed up urine may force some of it to leak. Incontinence can occur because of hormones or brain or spinal cord diseases.

When taking your dog to the vet with suspected urinary incontinence you should be prepared with all the necessary information that can help your vet make the best diagnosis. You will need to be able to tell your vet when the incontinence first appeared, when it is usually observed, whether your dog can urinate normally, any previous surgeries your dog has had, any medications he is on, how much water the dog drinks, how frequently he urinates and whether your dog shows any signs of nervous system disease. With this information and additional tests, your vet will be able to offer your advice and prescribe any necessary drugs.
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Anonymous answered
You should have given complete details about your dog. Is your dog male or female? Neutered or spayed? Is this discharge smelly? What is breed of your dog? Since long he is having this discharge? Most commonly, an anal discharge in dogs can be due to

  1. Infection and inflammation of tissues of the rectum and anus
  2. Anal glands impaction
Infections of anus and rectum are treated with the antibiotics. Anal glands impaction get develop infection and abscess if not expressed. So, in my opinion, you should take your dog to vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Julia answered
His anal glands likely need to be expressed. The anal glands are located to the side of the rectum and can become clogged. Unfortunately, what's in them is foul smelling. If you don't know how to express them, a vet or vet tech can. Either can also show you how to do it next time.

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