PetMeds® Alternative Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

 
Filed under Dr. Dym's Vet Blog
A new and often successful alternative to prescription medications such as Proin or Stilbestrol for the management and control of urinary in dogs is the use of hydraulic urethral occluders. This single surgical procedure involves placing the implant around the initial outflow tract from the bladder known as the urethra. It will likely be a future and viable alternative for dogs who have failed medical management of this frustrating condition and may also help those pets where Proin could cause side effects when used long term. Surgery involving of hydraulic urethral occluders may be a future alternative treatment for incontinent dogs

Unfortunately, these side effects may occur in dogs with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or hormonal diseases like Cushing’s disease. Although Proin can be a helpful form of treatment for most dogs, I think veterinarians and animal guardians alike should stay tune for the hopeful future use of this implant, which seems safe and offers long term control of this problem.

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2 Comments

  1. Marguerite
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I have a 17 yr. old male mini-schnauzer. He had two strokes when he was 15 and a resent seizure. All of this , I told to the Vet. I came in because Sammy just cannot hold his urine, at all. She sent me home with Proin. I gave him 1/2 tablet on the way home, it was 2:00 pm. My dog slept into the night. It didn’t feel right to me, so I looked up the medication. The worst and most often side affect is , STROKE & SEISURES. Oh, it worked, but I am not going to murder my dog over pee in the house. What can I use that would help but not kill my dog??????

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hard symptom to treat in dogs, especially male dogs this age. I would try homeopet leak no more as a homeopathic option.

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    Jennfier H Reply:

    I am about to adopt a male boxer mix 10months old, nobody wants him because of his bladder condition, constant flow. He is young so I am going to do the Hydraulic Urethral Occluder surgery to hopefully solve his problem. In the meantime, I am going to be using Tinklebelts for male dogs….it’s a miracle wrap, you just have to change them like diapers and wash his area in between wraps like you would a baby. They are machine washable. This will save you time and frustrations. Go online and search tinklebelts, the company is amazing, the product works and the owner is a delight! Let me know what you think.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont have any experience using this. Sounds very interesting.

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  2. Jennfier H
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I am about to adopt a male boxer mix 10months old, nobody wants him because of his bladder condition, constant flow. He is young so I am going to do the Hydraulic Urethral Occluder surgery to hopefully solve his problem. In the meantime, I am going to be using Tinklebelts for male dogs….it’s a miracle wrap, you just have to change them like diapers and wash his area in between wraps like you would a baby. They are machine washable. This will save you time and frustrations. Go online and search tinklebelts, the company is amazing, the product works and the owner is a delight! Let me know what you think.

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