Dog Incontinence Products
Dog incontinence often starts becoming a problem as dogs get older. Older dogs can start to lose muscle tone which makes them more prone to having accidents. Spayed female dogs often have problems with leakage, too, and may have accidents in their sleep, regardless of their age. In these cases you may need to consider dog incontinence products for your dog.
Dog Incontinence Products
Companies make various products for dog incontinence depending on a dog’s specific problem and how you would like to handle it. Here are some of the different kinds of products available:
Disposable diapers. Disposable diapers are a good solution for older dogs who may not be able to control their bladders or bowel movements. Even if an older dog is very well housetrained, he may have to relieve himself before he can let you know he needs to go outside. A diaper can keep him from having an accident in the house and will make clean-up easier for you.
Piddle pads or potty pads. PIddle pads are similar to housetraining pads or puppy pads. They are large pads where a dog can relieve himself in the house. They make clean-up easy and dogs usually learn to use them very quickly. If your dog is having trouble getting outside fast enough or if he can’t wait very long between trips outside, then using piddle pads may be the answer.
Bed protector. You can use a bed protector or a plastic covering for your dog’s bed to keep him from peeing on his dog bed. Many dog beds come with a protective cover for the bed or they come with an extra washable cover in case of accidents.
Pet bloomers or panties. Bloomers or panties can be a good choice for spayed female dogs who have accidents in their sleep. You can insert a sanitary napkin into the panties and change it if your dog has an accident.
Supplements. Some supplements may help your dog with bladder control problems, though you will need to assess these for your dog yourself. Some supplements which are claimed to help dogs with incontinence include cranberries, saw palmetto, and pumpkin seeds.
Prescription medications. There are a couple of recommended prescription medications for dogs with urinary incontinence. They are phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride (PPA) (generic), and Proin. You need a prescription from your veterinarian to get these medications but they do work for many dogs.
Many dogs begin to have problems with incontinence as they get older. There are lots of dog incontinence products on the market to help dogs with this problem. Check out some of the products and see which ones might help your dog, or talk to your vet about a prescription medication.