[New Product] Incurin Tablets control spay incontinence
Spaying and neutering are the best ways to ease the problem of pet homelessness, which leads to the euthanization of millions of cats and dogs each year. There are even medical benefits of spaying and neutering, including reduced occurrences of certain cancers, as well as behavioral benefits as pets will not go into heat making them less likely to roam away from home. Unfortunately, some spayed female dogs may suffer from urinary incontinence following spaying. The frequency and amount of accidental urination vary from pet to pet, but may become so severe that medication is necessary.
Spay incontinence in dogs
It is estimated that between 5-20% of spayed female dogs will develop urinary incontinence at some point following surgery. Many will not start experiencing spay incontinence until well into their senior years, while others may start losing bladder control not long after surgery. Regardless of your pet’s age, urinary incontinence is more than just a nuisance. Urinary leakage may cause skin irritation and infection, as well as other related hygienic problems. It can also cause your pet stress, having mastered housetraining only to have uncontrollable urination while sleeping or relaxing anywhere, at any time.
Treatment options for spay incontinence
If your dog is experiencing uncharacteristic household "accidents", it is best to visit your vet for a thorough evaluation. Your pet may be prescribed medication to help control spay incontinence. There are several types of medication currently available for female dogs suffering from incontinence following the surgical removal of ovaries and uterus (ovariohysterectomy).
Phenylpropanolamine, the active ingredient in the drug Proin, is used to treat spay incontinence by tightening the bladder sphincter muscle to help control leakage of urine. This has been found to be an effective treatment for many, but not all, female dogs with urinary incontinence. Dogs with estrogen-responsive urinary incontinence often respond well to natural estrogen therapy with estriol, the active ingredient in Incurin Tablets.
Incurin Tablets – a customizable solution to spay urinary incontinence
Incurin Tablets are an effective treatment for estrogen-responsive urinary incontinence in dogs that have undergone ovariohysterectomy (removal of the ovaries and uterus), a.k.a. spaying. The active ingredient, estriol, is a natural estrogen that works by increasing the resting muscle tone of the urethra in female dogs. This helps to control urinary incontinence due to depletion of natural estrogen levels following spaying.
The initial dose of 2 mg (two tablets) is the same for every dog. Following the first 14 days of treatment, the lowest effective dose can be determined by gradually decreasing the dosage until the minimal effective amount is found. This makes treatment with Incurin Tablets both customizable for your dog’s individual needs, and a cost-effective solution for you. This medication is only available by prescription, so be sure to ask your veterinarian if Incurin Tablets are right for your dog.