Hi guys, we need some urgent advice if anyone has any for us.
Beginning from last night, Winter has been leaking pee while sleeping. At first a rather big patch on her bed (after not peeing for 5 to 6 hours only), and then her toilet break (at 1:30 AM) and now (7:15 AM), she's left 3 smaller stains on her bed.
I notice she has been licking her genital area quite a bit too.
She does not want to toilet indoors so we always bring her out 3x a day, the 3 trips being as equally spaced out as possible (the biggest gap being between her before bedtime trip and her after breakfast trip, which is normally 9 hours but occasionally 10-12 hours). So there's no issue of her holding in her pee for longer than she should. She is also a smart girl who knows how to ask to go out so if she felt any urgency at all she would have displayed some anxiety or tried to get our attention.
I am quite worried after reading online about possible causes, including diabetes and UTI. Of late, she seems to be drinking more water than before too, which we understand is one symptom possibly suggesting diabetes. She is also spayed, which means Primary Sphincter Mechanism Incontinence is possible, but she seems a tad too young for that (she's turning 4 in a few months). If anyone has any advice to offer, it will be very much appreciated. Otherwise, if this persists beyond today, we will be taking her to the vet.
Thanks so much in advance!