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Lisa M

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Just wondering how many of you have owned females that have suffered at some point in their life from incontinence? If so, was your female spayed or intact? How old was she when it started? Thanks!

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We are having the same problem with our dog, but he is a male (fixed). He has gone to the vet twice and had every test. The vet says that it is stress induced, he is high-strung and the traveling is stressing him out so the vet says. We have yet to find a cure, but have started leaving him home and have a friend come over a care for him to see if the stress thing is correct. How old is your pet, ours is 7 years old and the vet says that this type of response is common in older dogs when they are stressed.


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Linda & the boys wrote:

We are having the same problem with our dog, but he is a male (fixed). He has gone to the vet twice and had every test. The vet says that it is stress induced, he is high-strung and the traveling is stressing him out so the vet says. We have yet to find a cure, but have started leaving him home and have a friend come over a care for him to see if the stress thing is correct. How old is your pet, ours is 7 years old and the vet says that this type of response is common in older dogs when they are stressed.


Thank you for you input. I do not have a dog with incontinence problems but have been told that spaying females can greatly inrease the risk of this happening. I am just trying to see what people here have experienced. Thanks again and good luck with your dog. [emoticon]

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No offense intended, but it would have been helpful to have specified a female what in your post. We have not had the probelm with a dog, but did once have a spayed cat who became incontinent as she aged. The vet had a medication that worked for us - can't remember what it was called.

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Not us, but MIL's 8 year old spayed boxer started to have issues. She's on a med (sorry, don't know what it is) that seems to have helped a lot.


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Sadie was spayed, Around age 14 we put her in diapers evenings. She lived to 15-1/2!!

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My maltese developed incontinence when she was older along with deafness & losing her sight. I don't know her age - she was at least 3-4 or so when she was put in the shelter, my boss owned her for 3-4 years and I had her for 6-7 yrs.


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I have a spayed female dog and our vet put her on Proin 50. She gets 1 pill twice a day. I give it to her with her breakfast and dinner. This worked, she no longer leaks all over the place. I would highly recommend you asking your vet about it. It is not very expensive so that helps. Our dog on it is about 85 lbs, that is why she is taking 50mg tablets.

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I have fostered a couple of female dogs that had some incontinence. One was elderly so after a urinalysis we wrote it off to old age. We helped her control it by taking her out every 45 minutes to an hour.... when her bladder was empty she didn't hardly leak.

Another was a young "Lhasa-poo" that wasn't spayed yet and her owners thought it was a housetraining problem not an incontinence issue... which we quickly learned she was very reliable on her housetraining but she dribbled when asleep. Some people [emoticon] The rescue group's vet spayed her, did another urinalysis, and had a good look at everything while she was under for the spay. Somehow or another the problem actually got better after she was spayed. [emoticon] I don't know how but I know it did, she would sometimes leak just a tiny amount during the night but not always.

Both dogs found lovely forever homes with people who were willing to adopt them, warts and all. [emoticon]

My beloved Gabby lived to be somewhere between 16 and 17 years old and she never was incontinent. About a month before we had to say farewell to her she was heading out the back door to go potty and in her confusion she stopped just short of getting all the way outside and dribbled some. That was due to dementia more than anything.


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I actually have just noticed this weekend that our female Min Pin might be suffering from this. I have noticed several times that she is dripping as she walks across the floor. Going to keep an eye on her to see if it gets worse. She is 12 1/2 and has not been spayed.


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