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Can steroids and antibiotics cause my dog to pee more often? My sweet girl Athena is a Lab mix, she just got back from the vet, she had an ear infection. Well since then she has been less active, constantly eating, and always wanting to go outside and pee. And I used to be able to leave her for 4-6hrs (working) by herself in my house. Now she can't hold it; is it because of the steroids and antibiotics that are messing with her? Or is it a more serious problem?
By Leonor J.
Oh my, yes. I am surprised the vet did not advise you. They need lots of water and more frequent potty breaks, so please, please, please be understanding of accidents, your pooch cannot help it.
Yes - it will be the steroids. Google the side effects & read all about it - steriods / cortizone for dogs - as it's very important to know.
Hello, Please call your Veterinarian for these answers. If it is not the medication there might be another reason for constantly wanting to urinate. Good luck with your fur baby.
Had a pooch once who got a couple of those itchy flaky hot spots that wouldn't go away; the vet gave him steroids and I think some kind of cream or liquid. The vet said a side effect of the steroids was frequent urination. Just call the vet to be certain, though, just in case.