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Urinary Continence in Dogs

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Urinary Continence in Dogs

Urinary incontinence in dogs is not uncommon. This condition can have a number of reasons such as spaying, age, spinal problems, and hormonal imbalances to name a few. Growing up with dogs and having been a dog owner all my life, I considered myself lucky to not have seen this condition in my dogs until recently. This urinary incontinence issue was unknown to me until Duchess, our Rottweiler, came along. How Urinary Incontinency Started for Duchess We took Duchess home when she was only 7 weeks old. The smaller one of the litter, she grew fast, and our vet at the time suggested to spay her...

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Canine Urinary Incontinence Explained

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Canine Urinary Incontinence Explained

Does your dog awake from her sleep in a puddle of urine? Does she dribble urine when she stands up or is walking about? If so, she has involuntary urine leakage, known as urinary incontinence. Not only can this be bothersome and even embarrassing (dare I anthropomorphize) for the dog, it is truly a huge cleanup nightmare for the humans who live with a leaky dog. Urinary incontinence often results in frustrated attempts to use diapers, many loads of laundry, and irrational reprimands for the poor dog who has no control over the situation. Worst-case scenario, the dog who normally...

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What is Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

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What is Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Urinary incontinence occurs when a housetrained dog loses control of his bladder. This can range in severity from occasional small urine leaks to inadvertent voiding of a large amount of urine. What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Dogs Hormonal imbalance Weak bladder sphincter Urinary tract infection Urinary stones Spinal injury or degeneration frequently seen in German shepherds Protruding intervertebral disc Prostate disorders Presence of other diseases that cause excessive water consumption, such as diabetes, kidney disease, hyperadrenocorticism Congenital abnormalities Anatomic disorders Certain medications What Are the General Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence in Dogs Dripping urine, which can irritate the skin and...

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