We have mentioned previously here on one of thebest Dog Blogs about our Daisy Dog’s Urinary Incontinence. There are a lot of reasons why the problem can arise but it seems Daisy’s is a hormonal issue, leading to her having less control over her bladder than she or we would like.
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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs is one of those really awkward problems. In Daisy’s case she can go weeks without a problem, and then have a week of leaking whenever she is really relaxed in the evening. The leakages themselves can leave a dog far more likely to pick up urinary tract infections which can of course lead to even more leaks. Cider vinegar worked well for us to alleviate this side of the problem, but still Daisy experiences random times of urinary incontinence. It is obviously a problem practically (thank heavens for tiled floors) but a bigger concern is how distressed our Daisy seems to get when she realizes she’s had an accident.
I have to say I tend to be a little sceptical about herbal pet medicines but we really didn’t want to start her on stronger medication at such a young age. In general with hormonal incontinence in dogs any medication that works is likely to be needed regularly throughout their life. So, for a little under $10 we thought we’d give Leaks No More a go.
We used the ‘all natural’ remedy for around a month and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. After a few days Daisy seemed to stop leaking and we really didn’t notice a return of the problem until our little bottle had run out. Then with a fortnight waiting for a new supply (Spanish post is notoriously erratic) she returned to her intermittent wet ways. Now we’ve just started the second bottle and things seem to be drier again.
I am not sure that Leaks no More is any kind of miracle cure but at first glance it does seem to be working for her. I hope it continues as even prescription meds to treat hormonal incontinence in dogs can be very unreliable. It seems every dog is different and the effectiveness of each treatment varies considerably from patient to patient.
For us, it seems to be improving things and so we shall continue unless we see any return of regular incontinence for our dog, Daisy. The fact that the maker’s and all the key online pet med sites confirm there are no known side effects from the product means I am happy to trial it for now.
I would be really interested to hear if anyone else has used this herbal pet remedy. There are lots of customer reviews on amazon and it seems that many people are happy but that doesn’t always prove anything I know! There is no miracle cure to treat all urinary incontinence in dogs unfortunately so it is impossible to recommend a particular pet medication and be sure it will work.
Because our dog’s urinary incontinence comes and goes it is really hard to be completely sure if a treatment is working, but fingers crossed, so far so good, so for now we shall continue treating her with Leaks No More.
Glad to hear you seem to be having results with natural treatment. After Jasmine’s two drug induced near death experiences we are definitely pro-alternative and always try that first before considering conventional treatment.
We are using TCVM to compliment our conventional efforts.
Jana, it does seem to work very well and I must say I was very dubious about it but natural is always worth trying first before anything more chemical based if possible. Daisy now also seems to like being a bit special and having a little liquid treat for her drops before her meals.
I will be checking into this. I have a dog who get suffers from urinary incontinence. I feel so bad for her.
I’m glad that you started seeing some relief.
I didn’t realize this was such a problem with dogs, I guess I learned something today! Is this problem cause always with hormone issues?
So glad to hear the natural treatment worked out, all too often we rely on artificial methods and sometimes they do more harm than good. thanks for the tip!
That’s great that the natural treatment is working. In my opinion, all-natural is the way to go!
While treatment can be successful, in some cases (as you already know) accidents will still happen.
Also, to help Daisy’s and YOUR life a little easier try this…
Place waterproof pads and washable blankets in her bed or where she likes to sleep the most, to absorb any leaks.
Check with your vet regarding proper hygene to prevent skin irritation and infection, that would make Daisy even more uncomfortable
Keep her more active (running, walking, etc) to keep the bladder empty.
It is working very well and we just ordered some more. Good tips from you as well. Although if she were any more active it would be scary, all the girls are full of beans nearly all the time.
good tip, am sure lots of pet owners got good results.
I tend to agree with Marsha. Also keep in mind that with dogs, just like us, some medications work better and some don’t, and there is no guarantee that a medication will work. It is based on trial and error. Looking for other solutions like Marsha suggested will be a great relief for you and for Daisy. You are a dedicated ‘mother’!
Hi! I wanted to leave a quick comment on the Leaks No More blog. I have a female Doberman Pinscher (you can check out more about her at my blog Signature Dog Blog or go to my webiste: http://www.signaturepetservices.ca) Madeline. She has mild incontinence that usually is just a leak or two. Three times now she’s been completely incontinent. Also, like Daisy she thnks she’s had an accident and becomes quite upset with herself. We used Leaks No More successfully for quite sometime and then all of a sudden it stopped working. We have since gone to Cornsilk in a tincture form. While this tincture is expensive, it is currently working. Cheers!
We had good luck with the leaks no more for about 4 months but then it stopped working and we noticed our female lab was only leaking one week almost 3-4 times a day in a 6 week period…..but I have some fear that her sudden development of seizures about a year after beginning the drops were somehow related…..she had no other conditions and no seizure history at all…….leakage is very common in female dogs that have been spayed as they age, our lab began leaking at 12 years old…..with her having had no other medications or primary or secondary contributory health issues to the seizures, which are frightening and though the vet says seizures are common in older labs, I have my suspicions about side effects from the drops.
Michelle, thanks for your comment. But why do you think the drops would have cause this? Our previous Dog Sam had seizures as he got older and it was nothing to do with any medication. It is sadly very common fr many Dogs. The drops are still working very well for Daisy so I think we will continue to use them.
I have been using this on my alaskan malamute/9 years and weighs 100 pounds and my siberian husky/11 years and weighs 60 pounds for about a week and have noticed less leaks while they are sleeping or lying down. They are both spayed and this seems to be a problem with larger spayed dogs. Not that smaller dogs can’t have this problem also but I have only ever noticed this problem in larger dogs after they have been spayed. I have a 15 1/2 year old spitz who weighs 18 pounds and has never had any type of urinary or incontinence problems. The malamute was put on medication for incontinence which started soon after having her spayed at 6 months of age and I stopped using after one use due to her excessive panting and called my vet to let her know what had happened, she said it is a side effect. I was afraid she was going to have a heart attack and was looking for something holistic and after some research I came across this. I also tried the apple cider vinegar in their water dish but did not notice any difference. I just received 3 more bottles in the mail today so I will keep my fingers crossed that this continues to work. They do hate the taste of the drops and that is the only downfall so far.
Proin did nothing for my Australian Shephard. She acts odd on it so I am stopping. Why is it for years I had pound females who were spayed and NEVER had anything like this? Is this a new trend for dogs? Why? I have had female dogs all my life till they died, all fixed and nothing like my dog now…. very odd. I keep reading all these blogs. on leaking in female dogs after being fixed
My 1 and a half year old dog has incontinence. We tried leaks no more because you don’t need a vet for it. Unfortunately it didn’t completely take away her leaking. I think this is because she has the problem all the time and not just at night when she is relaxed.
We have had our Poodle girls on leak more more for
10 days. Have been real happy, works great for
them. After 3 months you are suppose to stop for
48 hours, then restart. I wrote on my calendar.
Glad it is natural, and hope it will continue to work