DOG URINARY INCONTINENCE IS NOT UNCOMMON
If your housebroken dog starts having indoor URINARY accidents, a medical problem called canine urinary incontinence could be responsible. All forms of PET urinary incontinence should be diagnosed and treated promptly by your veterinarian. Extended exposure to urine on your pet’s skin is irritating and can lead to secondary complications including pet skin ulcers which are also very common in dogs that are immobilized and/or inactive.
CAUSES OF PET URINARY INCONTINENCE
Estrogen-responsive Canine Urinary Incontinence is a common problem affecting older spayed female dogs.
Canine Cushing’s Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, and Chronic Dog Kidney Failure result in the production of excessive amounts of urine which may cause indoor urinary accidents.
Canine Urinary Tract Infections can cause dogs to feel the urge to urinate frequently because of bacterial irritation to the bladder wall.
Certain medications contribute to increased dog urine volume. Diuretics, like Lasix, are often used to promote urination in certain types of Canine Heart Disease, which helps prevent excess fluid from accumulating in your dogs lungs.
SIGNS OF PET URINARY INCONTINENCE
In estrogen responsive canine urinary incontinence the primary complaint is that dogs urine leakage occurs unconsciously while the female dog is sleeping and/or resting. The dog leaves a “wet spot”.
Canine urinary tract infections cause dogs to produce small amounts of urine more often than normal, which causes dogs to pass small amounts of urine several times a day.
Excessive urinating and drinking are hallmark signs of Canine Diabetes, Cushings Disease and Dog Kidney Failure. Proper diagnosis is essential to confirm the exact problem so that treatment will be effective.