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Greenwichdog
What does your dog use? Did it work fast?

How do you deal with an incontinent dog? I just bought a vet mat which I put into his basket but I still have to wash the bedding nearly every day. Any ideas how to make life easier?

Josh is about 16 now and he was fine until 2 months ago. I go out with him around 11pm and then again at 6.30-7am but accidents still happen overnight nearly every night.
Urlin didn't work at all and I really hope that it will get better with Incurin.
Jennifereva
My mongrel bitch aged 12 gets incurin. She's on the lowest dose (half a tablet a day) as she leaked small puddles before when she was sleeping/relaxed. Since starting the incurin she has never leaked since lol.gif
I have never used propalin but i believe it can cause kidney problems if used for long periods err.gif
rustyfudge
Fudge had propalin but it didnt work for her, she is now on two incurin ever day which works, we are hoping to bring her dosage down but she did start off on one tablet and was still incontinent. She has the odd accident now and again but nothing like before. The vet said it just depends on the dog in question as to wether propalin or incurin work best. Once we had got the right dosage they worked more or less straight away.
Barb
Molly, my Springer, started being incontinent at the age of 4ish. She was put on ephadrin, one tablet a day, now down to half a tablet every other day. smile.gif She has never had a leakage since. She is nearly 9 years old now, with no side effects from the medication.
Greenwichdog
Josh has taken the Incurin now for 9 days and in that time had 4 accidents. Well, it is better than the Urilin where he still had accidents every day but it seems that Incurin is not that much more useful for him. Will ask the vet if I should give him a higher dosage.
Zjb
My girl is on propalin and has been dry ever since smile.gif She started off on a high dosage and this was reduced over time to find the correct dose. She is now on a minimal amount which is added twice daily to her food smile.gif
rustyfudge
QUOTE(Greenwichdog @ 14th Aug 2007, 12:41 pm) *

Josh has taken the Incurin now for 9 days and in that time had 4 accidents. Well, it is better than the Urilin where he still had accidents every day but it seems that Incurin is not that much more useful for him. Will ask the vet if I should give him a higher dosage.


What dosage is he on? when Fudge started on incurin earlier in the year the vet put her on one a day but she still continued to leak/flood err.gif so I rang the vet and he said to double the dose. She then went on to two a day and was 'cured' more or less straight away.
nikirushka
Soli is on Propalin, 0.6ml morning and 0.65ml evening and it works great. She's also improved since I switched her to raw meat and bones, her dose before that was 1ml twice daily. Apparently her last owner tried incurin and it made absolutely no difference at all - when I took her on the vet put her straight on the propalin.
Greenwichdog
QUOTE(rustyfudge @ 14th Aug 2007, 1:16 pm) *

What dosage is he on? when Fudge started on incurin earlier in the year the vet put her on one a day but she still continued to leak/flood err.gif so I rang the vet and he said to double the dose. She then went on to two a day and was 'cured' more or less straight away.


He is on one tablet a day.

Urilin and Propalin both contain Phenylpropanolamine which didn't do anythign for him, Incurin contains Estriol PhEur, I have no idea what the difference is unsure.gif but wanted to try both anyway to see if something works at all.
Doghouse
My GSD started on incurin (1 tablet a day) about a month ago and it was an instant fix, she then started to have the odd accident after about 2 weeks but I didn't up the dose and she is accident free again. She can't have propalin as it raises the blood pressure and she has kidney problems so this was a no go so incurin was the only hope and thank goodness it worked smile.gif I am waiting for some "Hold it" to be delivered from CSJ as this is a natural incontenance product, when it arrives I am going to reduce the incurin to every other day and see what happens. The kidney specialist said that incurin is basically hormone replacement therapy.
cherryq
Have you asked your vet to check your dogs kidney function? We had similar incontinence problems hat were initially prescribed the same drugs to no avail, on further testing our dear 16yr old collie x had kidney failure. Had we known earlier we may have had us with us longer, sadly only a month after diagnosis we had to make the heartrending decision to put her to sleep. Please ask your vet to test your dog's kidney function. I wish you both all the best and that the outcome is a happy one.
Crazy Maisy
Hi I wonder whether it's too late to pick up this thread?

I have a three year old spayed bitch. We took her on last year and don't know her history. I don't think she has had pups. She was not house trained when we got her and has continued to have 'accidents' when left on her own for any length of time. This has really improved with time and is currently quite manageable with regular trips outside and lots of company!!

However, in the last few weeks we had a handful of incidents where I've discovered she had completely wet the family beds. At one point I found her lying in a puddle which had soaked through two duvets and a mattress. Another time I discovered a small wet patch and noticed that she was dripping. This I do believe to be a new issue and not a continuous problem as she would go for days at a time without incident.

If a bitch has an incontinence problem wouldn't it have to be continuous?

I did take her to the vets armed with a urine sample which was found to be clear. We were prescribed Incurin which we have been taking daily for a week. During the last week she has had no accidents and has not urinated from stress when left on her own - until tonight. Unfrtunately I've found her lying on a wet bed, I took her straight outside where she relieved herself but when she was brought back in she is still leaking despite an empty bladder!

Please does anyone have any advice? I am confused because she doesn't seem to fit the normal type as she is young and does have dry periods. I cannot keep her away from the family as she is insecure and loves being around the children. I know she wouldn't be happy if I made her stay downstairs.

Thanks for any words of wisdom.
Beardie Lover
Is it possible she could have a urine infection perhaps? Worth checking out

I found Propalin very effective with our old spayed Beardie girl. We did try Incurin but unfortunately she was one of the few dogs to have a reaction to it. Male dogs began to follow her and became very interested then I noticed a bloody vaginal discharge, apparently she having similar symptoms to being on heat. Hence we move to Propalin
magic
QUOTE(Crazy Maisy @ 18th Mar 2009, 9:28 pm) *

However, in the last few weeks we had a handful of incidents where I've discovered she had completely wet the family beds. At one point I found her lying in a puddle which had soaked through two duvets and a mattress. Another time I discovered a small wet patch and noticed that she was dripping. This I do believe to be a new issue and not a continuous problem as she would go for days at a time without incident.

If a bitch has an incontinence problem wouldn't it have to be continuous?

I did take her to the vets armed with a urine sample which was found to be clear. We were prescribed Incurin which we have been taking daily for a week. During the last week she has had no accidents and has not urinated from stress when left on her own - until tonight. Unfrtunately I've found her lying on a wet bed, I took her straight outside where she relieved herself but when she was brought back in she is still leaking despite an empty bladder!

Please does anyone have any advice? I am confused because she doesn't seem to fit the normal type as she is young and does have dry periods. I cannot keep her away from the family as she is insecure and loves being around the children. I know she wouldn't be happy if I made her stay downstairs.

Thanks for any words of wisdom.


She sounds like one of my dogs Pixie, she has been incontinent since the age of 3. Pixie was very difficult to housetrain and I would often find her lying in a wet bed.
She has been on Propalin since she was 4 (she is now 7) & she will still have leakages but not as often. She will go through months of dry periods then we get a few days of leakages then back to dry, I have no idea why. If she doesn't get her Propalin she will leak but then she also goes through periods where she has taken Proplain & leaks dunno.gif


dbpayne
Yoyo has been incontinent since we got her (18 months ago) she is now 7. she was on propalin but it didn't work. she's on incurin now, 2 tablets a day (highest dose) but barely works sad.gif
nikirushka
Apparently Soli was tried on incurin before I got her but it had no effect at all - since then she's been on propalin and it works a treat. A sshe's gotten older I've had to up the dose a teensy bit - 1.1ml twice daily instead of 1ml - but it's very effective.

She's 7 now, she's been incontinent since around 2yrs old.
dom_&_bee
Vixen started to leak when she was about 18 month old (before spaying) but it didn't really become an issue until a few months later when it was happening more and more. She was put onto incurin (on a high dose) and within weeks she came in what looked like a season (she was spayed at this point). The vet said that whilst it is always a possibility of happening, he had never seen it before. So we tried propalin and this didn't agree with her (she has lupus and she has difficultly with bowel movements) so we put her back onto a very low dose of incurin and order 'hold It' from CSJ, magic herbs!! They worked within 6 weeks and we reduced the incurin until she was completely off it. Everything has been fine for about 8 months, but in the last 2 weeks she has started to leak again so we have put her back onto a low dose of incurin, but so far she is still leaking.

redmal
Lorna has had Propalin now for 2 weeks, shes on 0.5ml 2x daily in her food. Seems to be working so far. I might try & reduce the dose gradually, but she seems OK on it as it is.

You asked if incontinence is always continuous. Lorna was dry about 2 or 3 days a week, or thereabouts. She had no pattern we could ever find out. Sometimes she was sleeping on a dry bed, but most times she was on a soaked one. She seemed unaware of weeing, I suppose it was warm until she got up!! Luckily she has never been used to sleeping on our bed so that isnt a problem.
madrarua
Am I missing something here???

Is your dog a male?

I thought incurin and propolin were for urinary incontenence in spayed females?
As far as I know they are hormone type replacements.

If your leaky dog is male the problem would lie else where.
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