Urinary incontinence

Do Dogs Get a Bouncy Bladder? A New Theory for Cookie’s Leaks

Do Dogs Get a Bouncy Bladder? A New Theory for Cookie’s Leaks

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leaking of urine. The most common cause of urinary leaks in female dogs is spay incontinence. To me, however, the theory isn’t adding up. Cookie’s urinary leaks started when she was about two years old. There seemed to have been little rhyme and reason to them. We’ve gone through several theories and treatments–what we got…

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Still Confused About Cookie’s Incontinence

It figures that when you’re doing well on one front, something else crops up or comes back to haunt you. Cookie’s knees seem to be doing well, so I suppose it was time for her leaks to return. This, of course, is not the end of the world but not something either Cookie or ourselves enjoy either. Cookie doesn’t like…

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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs: Living with an Incontinent Dog

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs: Living with an Incontinent Dog

Urinary incontinence is a common problem in spayed female dogs. The working theory was that Cookie’s intermittent leaks are estrogen-responsive incontinence because she was spayed extremely young. On the off chance, that there is a neurological component, we also keep up with chiropractic adjustments which Cookie would need anyway because of her old pelvic injury and having one hind leg…

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