Urinary incontinence—there is a solution

Urinary incontinence—there is a solution

Incontinence, or the loss of the ability to control the bladder, is not only quite common in humans but is also very common in dogs. This condition is the cause of much stress to pet owners with the task of caring for a pet suffering from it. Inappropriate urination is one of the top reasons why many pet owners resort to the unthinkable solution of surrendering a beloved dog rather […]






Urinary Incontinence in Pets

Urinary Incontinence in Pets

Urinary incontinence is a common clinical finding, especially in middle-aged to older canines, and less commonly in senior cats. Probably the most common cause in affected animals is hormonal deficiency associated with spaying and/or neutering. Other causes include genetic defects of the urinary tract, trauma and urinary tract tumors. Symptoms of urinary incontinence include involuntary urination when resting or sleeping, as well as dribbling when walking. Any pet with urinary […]






Incontinence: Some Causes and Some Treatments

Incontinence: Some Causes and Some Treatments

My first dog “Trooper” was a Siberian Husky who loved to run and roam around; he was a free spirit and did not like to be indoors surrounded by walls. Huskies are used as “sled dogs” and apparently do well when they are working and pulling things around in cold weather. One day the door to the garage was open a little and Trooper got out and started running as […]






Inappropriate Urination in Pets

Inappropriate Urination in Pets

Inappropriate urination is a common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats.  One of the first goals we have as veterinarians is to find out whether the inappropriate urination is due to behavioral or medical reasons.  Behavioral problems are most common in very young and older pets.  Many puppies (especially the toy breeds) will often take several months to fully house train. At the other spectrum, older pets may exhibit […]






Pet meds to Help Control Urine Leaking in Senior Dogs

Pet meds to Help Control Urine Leaking in Senior Dogs

One of the more common urinary complaints of older dogs is when animal guardians start discovering puddles of urine where dogs rest or sleep at night. This common problem is often due to a weakness of the nerves around the urethra, which is the outflow tract of the bladder. When the muscles around the urethra are loose or lax, urine leakage can occur when a dog is resting or asleep. […]






PetMeds® Addressing Canine Incontinence

PetMeds® Addressing Canine Incontinence

One of the more common urinary complaints of older dogs is when animal guardians start discovering puddles of urine where dogs rest or sleep at night. This common problem is often due to a weakness of the nerves around the urethra, which is the outflow tract of the bladder.  When the muscles around the urethra are loose or lax, then urine leakage can occur when a dog is resting or […]






PetMeds® Alternative Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

PetMeds® Alternative Treatment for Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

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 […]