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diva

Customer Question

what medicine do you recommend for dogs with urinary
leakage problems? already tried diethylstilbesterol and phenylpropanolamine. nothing has worked.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  L Embry replied 11 years ago.
Hi - what breed and age is your dog?
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.
 

 


Most cases of incontinence are due to:



  • Infection in the urinary tract (usually bladder infection)
     

  • Excessive consumption of water
     

  • Weak bladder sphincter (especially common in female dogs)
     

  • Spinal cord disease

Take a look at this informative article:


http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_urinary_incontinence.html


It discusses the different diseases and the treatment for each.



After you read it, let me know if you still have questions.





Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to L Embry's Post: my dog diva is a great dane. she was born on
July 4th 2003. she also was spaded when she was
6 months.she had x-rays done and all organs are
in proper place.
Expert:  L Embry replied 11 years ago.
If the phenylpropanolamine & diethylstilbesterol was not effective, it would probably be a good idea to see the vet again to try to get a complete work-up to rule out non-hormonal causes like bladder stones, chronic lower urinary tract infections and neurological problems. If the vet you presently take her to is not inclined work with you, you may want to try another vet.

Those two drugs are what is usually prescribed for incontinence in females, and generally work.

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