A couple months after adopting our border collie, Shakti, we noticed that she would leave pools of urine when she was lying down. Our veterinarian told us that female incontinence is common in spayed bitches (due to a lack of estrogen and a weak sphincter muscle), and prescribed her DES (diethylstilbestrol). What he didn’t tell us is that incontinence can also be a sign of canine Addison’s disease. A few short months after she started on DES, Shakti had a full blown Addisonian crisis.
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