Loss of Bladder Control in Dogs

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I have a dog that is housebroken but seems to have no control over its bladder. Any advice?

Loss of Bladder Control in Dogs

The most common cause of the loss of bladder control is a hormonal disorder that occurs in older dogs. Occasionally, spinal degeneration or trauma also causes incontinence. Dogs who have serious seizures may also lose bladder control. Other medical problems include bladder infections, diabetes, and kidney disease. There are medications to address many of these issues.

However, if your dog is relatively healthy, check to make sure that your dog isn't urinating due to separation anxiety, stress, or a change in the environment. Dogs sometimes revert to their pre-housetrained ways with the introduction of a new puppy or baby in the household.

   

Comments

5/2/2007 4:01:55 PM
Dog lover said:

When you say "older dogs", are you talking 10+? Is there anything that can be done for older dogs (other than perhaps doggie diapers?)


11/18/2007 10:57:11 AM
Liza said:

My female dog had pups 4 weeks ago and this may just be why she is peeing and pooing in the house, ever since the pups were born she wont ask to go out - thanks!


1/1/2008 12:41:42 PM
Eryn kelly said:

I think this is a very good tip because my eldest dog Misty is having these problems. She has had mild seizures before but they came to a stop. A year later Misty is unable to get up to use the bathroom and urinates on her self. I hope this will come to an end.Thank you for the tip.


1/26/2008 8:31:37 PM
Cheryl L said:

What do I do? I am not home to take care of her constantly and let her out when she needs it. She is 14 yrs old. Should I put her down?


11/29/2008 1:05:57 PM
nicole said:

this tip is great i learned plenty from this thank you very much


9/18/2009 9:34:36 AM
janet estes said:

my dog is 15 months old,we recently moved about 2 months ago and babysit a puppy during the day and my dog has started peeing in the middle of my bed.




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