Dogs are sometimes unable to control their bladder activity, a medical condition that is often caused by an impaired bladder, or from an obstruction in the bladder. This disorder is medically referred to as incontinence. Incontinence is more common in middle to older-aged dogs, and in larger dog breeds.
Obesity is a common risk factor for incontinence in dogs. Neutering is also one of the primary risk factors for incontinence, however, most animals do not develop any medical disorders as a result of neutering; complications are uncommon. If there is incontinence related to neutering, it will be temporary, as the dog learns to control its urinary muscles again during the recovery process . Other causes for incontinence may include:
The veterinarian will review and address the causes for the incontinence, so that a treatment plan can be appropriately prescribed. In most cases, prescribed medication will resolve the issue.
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