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I need help. Mork is 13 and 8 months (not that I'm counting), and is overall very happy, from what we can tell. He's got LS and well, he's geriatric. We treat with gabapentin 300 mg 3x/day, metacam 7.5 mg QD and adequan injections (every 2 weeks and becoming more frequent). He's also a corn dog, so this dog has known pain all his life to some extent or another About 2 months ago he stopped wanted to go for walks, which he recently had started enjoying again after adding metacam in December. But he still loves car rides and will walk if we drive somewhere. He's very unsteady and fell about a month ago on our patio. We were home to help him up, and he scraped himself up, but nothing awful. Currently he's having more frequent fecal incontinence - almost daily. Up until a couple months ago, the adequan injections seem to help with that, and we could go 2 weeks between injections without an accident. Additionally, he's had some pee accidents in the house. I say accidents, but one happened while I was home and the door to the outside was open! He got up from our bedroom, walked into my office across the house and peed! My questions, does fecal incontinence = pain or simply lack of feeling the urge? What about the pee? Someone suggested UTI, but he got up to walk to my office which is as far as the back door would have been. I've never had a dog just get old, I don't know how to assess his pain (since he has always had some), and I don't want him to be in pain, or to hurt himself if he's alone. Help??? What are your thoughts on incontinence = pain? Is there any correlation? I'll give him injections every other day if it will help, I just want to do the right thing by him.