Urinary Incontinence is very much common in many people and it mainly happens due to the improper functioning of the bladder. There can be many other reasons for which people may get Urinary incontinence. Apart from human being, many animals can also get this problem in a severe form. Especially, Incontinent Dogs in female breed have become one of the most common scenarios in today's life. This is not an embarrassing issue, but an important consideration for pet owners and they should check with the vet immediately after their dogs get affected by this issue. In this article, we will see how dog gets affected by this problem and how it can be treated.
At the time of sleeping, it is seen that a puddle or wet spot on the carpet where the dog lies. It means that you pet is leaking urine during the time of his/her rest. Though you might feel irritated to cope up with the habit of washing your pet's bed every day. But you should understand that your pet is more affected by this irritating habit. And Incontinence Dog can always get skin problem for a longer period of time. This time, Incontinent Dogs usually lick their affected area in order to keep this area cleaner. They keep licking this area till the time this area becomes raw. Leaked urine makes the area more affected and this disease becomes vicious cycle for any Incontinence Dog.
Usually, this kind of incontinence can lead to bladder infection, which is caused due to the entry to bacteria into the urethra and it causes further urinary tract infections. This kind of problem is usually seen in spayed female dogs, especially in larger breeds. But this kind of incontinence can be seen in any kind of breed. This kind of problem usually occurs between the age of three and five years old dogs.
The muscular valve at the base of the female dog's bladder holds the bladder from dripping. Estrogen hormone helps the muscles of the bladder stay stronger. Thus, due to the hormonal change in your female dog, she may start leaking urine. But in case of spayed dog, her ovaries and uterus are removed. In this way, body stops making estrogen hormone and thus, incontinence does not take place.
There are different treatments found for Incontinent Dogs and they are highly acceptable for any breed of dog, suffering for urinary incontinence. Thus, you should not feel embarrassed while your dog has this type of problem. Rather you should go to the vet at the right time.