Urinary Incontinence in dogs

Urinary Incontinence in dogs

One out of five spayed female dogs may develop urinary incontinence.  30% of those dogs weight over 45 pounds and develops between the age of 2-4 years.

Some breeds of dogs are more at risk than others.  Those at greater risk include:

  • Boxer
  • German Shepherd
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Rottweiler
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Weimaraner
  • Irish Setter
  • Giant Schnauzer

Watch for these signs in your dog:

  1. Urinary dribbling
  2. Involuntary loss of urine
  3. An offensive odor
  4. Constant licking of the genital area
  5. Discomfort
  6. Change in behavior
  7. Skin irritation

There are medications that can get your pet back on track pretty easily and effectively.  Ask us at your next exam.

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