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

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