Dog Urinary Incontinence Can be a Health Warning

Dog urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control in dogs

It can be upsetting and annoying when you dog suddenly starts wetting in the house for no apparent reason. Dog urinary incontinence, however always does have a reason, even though it may not be immediately apparent. If a dog that has been house-trained for years start urinating in the house, treat it as a warning signal that something is wrong. Dogs are clean animals (comparatively speaking!) and don’t usually urinate in “their” house unless there’s a problem.

Canine urinary incontinence usually means a dog has lost “voluntary control” of their bladder, usually due to a health problem, due to diabetes or as a result of neutering in females. If your dog is dribbling urine, that is a sure sign of a loss of bladder control.

Dog urinary incontinence may also be due to age. As dogs age their sphincter muscles, used to hold on to urine become weak. There could also be a blockage in the urethra which could be caused by a growth in the area. All these situations need to be checked out by a vet. Seldom is dog urinary incontinence a behavioral problem.

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