Testicle tumor and incontinence.
Age: 11-15 years
my 11 year old dog has a swollen testicle, (a friend told me it may be a tumor), he is also becoming incontinent over the last few days and is leaking urine even when he is walking. Are these 2 problems linked?
Dr. Marie replied:
Sorry to hear that Rocky is having these problems. If your dog has had a swollen testicle for a while then a tumor is definitely likely. It is possible that the tumor is affecting his prostate as well and this can cause some incontinence issues.
Or, if there is cancer that has spread we can see an increase in urination if the kidneys or bladder are involved or if there is an increase in calcium levels which happens with some cancers.
There are other possible reasons for incontinence which would be not related to a tumor as well.
It really sounds like a vet visit is in order.
I hope everything is ok!
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