5 possible causes of canine incontinence and what you can do about it
Let me tell you a quick story. My dog used to suffer from canine incontinence and I didn’t even realize it until way after it started to become a problem. I took my dog to the doctor to get checked out and it turned out that the cause of her incontinence was a bacterial infection. My vet prescribed antibiotics but the infection kept returning and so did the incontinence until I tried a homeopathic remedy.
I learned that often homeopathic remedies are more effective than conventional treatments because they help dogs achieve permanent recovery. Of course depending on the cause of canine urine incontinence, the treatment will be different but in every case homeopathic remedies are very helpful in supporting recovery and good health. Here are 5 possible causes of canine incontinence and the potential treatment options.
1. Canine incontinence is a common problem in older dogs. Older dogs cannot hold their urine in because they have loosened sphincters. There are medications that help to tighten loosened sphincters but they are not without their potential side effects. To take care of the problem safely and naturally, put your dog in a diaper or give him a homeopathic remedy.
2. Sometimes the cause of canine urine incontinence is a birth defect. Female huskies are commonly born with birth defects and they must be corrected with surgery in most cases. Sometimes puppies are born with an ectopic ureter that connects to their vagina or urethra instead of their bladder, causing them to constantly dribble urine. If your puppy has to get surgery a homeopathic remedy will help him or her achieve recovery, strengthen his immune system, and prevent infection.
3. Behavioral problems can also cause canine incontinence. If you notice your dog urinating in inappropriate places, it could be due to being territorial. Try to keep your dog away from the windows where he can see passerby. Your dog may also be urinating due to excitement, fear, or submission to a person or other dog. A dog that has behavioral problems can urinate normally so needs to be trained in order to modify the behavioral problems that are causing the inappropriate urination.
4. A partial blockage of the urethra with a struvite crystal or bladder stone may be causing your dog’s incontinence. This can happen because the bladder gets so full due to the blockage and starts to push against it, causing urine to leak around the sides of the blockage. You can help your dog dissolve the bladder stones or crystals by giving him a homeopathic remedy.
5. A long-standing bladder infection can cause scarring and stretching of the bladder that leads to canine urine incontinence. Bladder infections will give your dog a strong urge to urinate and cause him to urinate frequently and in inappropriate places. Make sure to get your dog tested for a bladder infection if you notice urinary incontinence. You can give your dog a homeopathic remedy to both treat and prevent bladder infection. It is an all natural, side-effect free way to prevent and treat urinary problems by maintaining bladder health, urinary tract health, a healthy urine flow, and a strong immune system.
So there you have it. There are many causes that could be underlying your dog’s canine incontinence so it’s important to take him to the vet to get tested first and foremost. After the cause is pinpointed you’ll have to choose between conventional treatment and alternative treatment. Whatever you choose, remember that a homeopathic remedy will help your dog achieve permanent recovery and overall good health.