Urinary Incontinence Solution (loss of bladder control) for Dogs™
Indicative Signs and Symptoms
- Involuntary urination
- Sleeping area or bedding contains wet spots
- Wet hair on lower abdomen or between the legs
- Urination without squatting or leg lifting
- Dribbling or leaking urine
- Urine light colored with no particularly strong odor
BerneseUrinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) is commonly caused by the weakening of the muscles known as the Urethral Sphincter. The function of these muscles is to control the exit of urine in the bladder through the urethra. When weakened, they do not seal the urethra completely, resulting in urine leakage. This condition is known as Urinary Sphincter Mechanism Insufficiency (USMI).
Although any dog may be affected, urinary incontinence is most likely to occur in aging, medium to large female dogs. While only 1% of male dogs have urinary incontinence, 20% of neutered female dogs develop this problem. That percentage goes up to 30% for female dogs weighing over 45 pounds.
The muscles of the urethral sphincter tend to weaken with age and increased weight. Generally, dogs weighing over 45 lbs. are more likely to develop this condition. Obesity can increase urinary incontinence, but it is not a cause in and of itself. However, if your dog is obese and has urinary incontinence, weight loss is likely to lessen the effects.
If your dog does not clean herself well, bacteria can develop around the genital area and infect the urinary tract, causing a urinary tract infection.
Note: There are other causes of urinary incontinence that would not be successfully addressed by this Solution. These include Cushing’s, Liver or Kidney disease, Urinary Tract infections, birth defects and progressive diseases effecting the spine such as degenerative myelopathy. These would all need to be addressed by separate formulas.
- Strengthening the muscles in the urethral sphincter
- Increased bladder control
Dosage information for Dogs
Ingredients: bu gu zhi and yi zi ren within a proprietary blend.