Enuresis/Incontinence

definition:
The loss of voluntary control over urination during the day and night.

etiology:
There are many types of urinary incontinence.
• Urge incontinence: This type of UI is preceded by a morbid desire to urinate. Common causes are bladder infections; idiopathic; and bladder stones.
• Stress incontinence: This UI occurs following sneezing, coughing and straining (activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure) and is due to a somewhat compromised urinary sphincter.
• Overflow (paradoxical) incontinence: This occurs when the pressure of an overfilled bladder eventually overcomes sphincter resistance. The bladder becomes dilated and palpable.Most bladder infections are due to gram-negative bacteria that invade through the ascending route (vagina or rectum-urethra-bladder). E. coli is the most common infectious agent.

signs and symptoms:
Wet spots on bedding or in areas dog may have been laying, sitting or sleeping in

Recommended Products
It is recommended you consult with animal naturopath Jacqueline Rudan for further treatment.