General information on Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence is the inability to control urination. This is more common in bitches than dogs, especially bitches that have been spayed. The causes of Urinary Incontinence may include faulty urethral valves, congenital defects of the dog’s urinary system, stones in the urinary system, cancer, or prostate problems.
Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence
The symptoms of Urinary Incontinence are “accidents” while lying down or sleeping, the dog urinates in the house, dribbles often, strong ammonia-like odor about the dog or bedding.
Treatments for Urinary Incontinence
It is better to seek veterinary advice sooner rather than later. Surgery may be needed to reposition an affected dog’s bladder, while drug therapy may be used to improve the effectiveness of the urethra in sealing the flow of urine.
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Urinary Incontinence experience by - Laci
Our 3 year old Weimaraner has "wet the bed" about 6 times in the past 4 months. At first I didnt know what to think....maybe just an accident, or dreaming that she was going potty outside. It was rare for her to have an accident as she is a very well trained dog and is able to hold it for more than 12 hours when we are working and she has been potty trained since she was a small pup. But I noticed that she was very lathagic and appeared as if she had no idea she wet the bed. We let her cuddle up in bed with us and I dont want to have to make her sleep on the floor. I am going to have to make a vet appointment as I am afraid that it is either seizures of simply Urinary Incontinence and that medication will help resolve this issue for her.
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