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Incognance what can be done 12 year pld dog

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incognance what can be done for a 12 year pld dog
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is your dog having fecal or urinary incontinence?

2- How long has this been going on?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1. urinary
2. getting ready bad the last week
3.no has been really healthy.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
is there medicine for this.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

1- Is she drinking more than usual?

2- Is the incontinence happening when she is sleeping, resting or walking?

3- Is she urinating more frequently?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1.No
2.while sleeping and some when she first gets up
3.I don't think so
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Friend, as you already know what you are describing is called "urinary incontinence." The most common cause for urinary incontinence in female dogs is a weak urethral sphincter (structure that holds the urine in bladder). Treatment is a daily medication (proin) that acts directly on the sphincter making it stronger and preventing the incontinence. Other possible causes could be urinary infections, bladder stones, neurological, etc. Unfortunately, not much I can recommend for you to try at home. She will need to be seen by your family veterinarian, your vet may run some test like a urinalysis and +/- xrays to rule in a weak urethral sphincter. Once she is started on the medication the episodes of incontinence or urine leakage should stop.

Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
are you going to answer
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Friend, I did answer please read above. I will repeat the answer below:

Friend, as you already know what you are describing is called "urinary incontinence." The most common cause for urinary incontinence in female dogs is a weak urethral sphincter (structure that holds the urine in bladder). Treatment is a daily medication (proin) that acts directly on the sphincter making it stronger and preventing the incontinence. Other possible causes could be urinary infections, bladder stones, neurological, etc. Unfortunately, not much I can recommend for you to try at home. She will need to be seen by your family veterinarian, your vet may run some test like a urinalysis and +/- xrays to rule in a weak urethral sphincter. Once she is started on the medication the episodes of incontinence or urine leakage should stop.

Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
refund my money not satisfied. did not complete my questions
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 9 months ago.

Did you see my answer above?