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Urinary Incontinence: Home Cures for Bladder Disorders

Last Modified on Mar 01, 2015

Have you ever noticed that when you wake in the morning your pet's bed is damp and smells of urine?  If so, it is possible that your pet is suffering from Urinary Incontinence.  This problem causes your pet to have little accidents, which usually occur at night when they are lying down.  The animal is not deliberately urinating but as a result of the condition, urine will dribble out without the pet being able to control it.

There are several medical reasons that could contribute to this condition such as urethral valves that are not working properly, urinary system defects, cancer or prostate problems in male pets.  This condition can affect both males and females but overall the problem occurs much more commonly among older female pets.

Now this is not the same thing as when on occasion your dog gets excited to see someone or is nervous and as a result, piddles on the floor.  This type of situation is purely a behavioral problem, not a medical one such as urinary incontinence is.

There are a few different types of homeopathic treatments that you can try if your pet has this type of problem, such as Causticum, Gelsemium and Turnera.  The specific cause of the problem should be properly diagnosed to help determine the best course of treatment.  Remember, this is a condition that your pet has no control over and he or she should not be punished for wetting the bed at night.  Your pet likely is no more happy about it than you are. 

There are a couple of things that you can do to help make the situation a little easier and more comfortable for your pet.  If you have a dog that is affected by urinary incontinence, then take them out for the last evening pee immediately before you go to bed at night, and as soon as you wake up in the morning.  Your cat would probably appreciate it if you were able to move the litter box near to where it sleeps so that he or she can relieve its bladder during the night.  Change the pets bedding daily and in cases where the animal sleeps on a cushion or pillow as a bed, wrap it in heavy plastic and cover with bedding that you can easily clean.  This will help to cut down on and eliminate smell and potential health risks.


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Posted by Mich (Singapore) on 02/24/2015

Hi all, I need help here. My female miniature Schnauzer who has a history of bladder stones before has been leaking urine in her sleep recently. She's neutered by the way.

There was even a drip or two today while she was awake and standing right in front of me. She's 13 years old now and I really wish to find out is there any good and easy natural remedy for her before I decide to send her to a vet (which I don't really prefer).

Is apple cider vinegar able to help? If yes, how much should I give her and how often? And do I mix into any food or drink?

Thank you all in advance. Michelle

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
02/24/2015

Hey Mich!

ACV certainly might help your girl. Some folks use 1 tablespoon ACV into 5 cups of water; others add it to wet food - 1-3 tablespoons with each meal.

I will add that if this were my girl I would also monitor her urine for blood/bring to the vet to be sure the stones have not returned.

Good luck!

Replied by Mich
Singapore
02/25/2015

Thank you for responding Theresa! Would definitely try the suggested dosage and monitor her.

Posted by Lmwilliam (Houston, Tx) on 01/10/2015

[YEA]  I've been giving my 6.5 year old, 90-lb german shepherd 1/2 of 7.5 mg of Meloxicam for her arthritis/hip dysplasia pain once a day for the past two years now. (during the hot summer, she gets half that every other day) It is people medicine, but her vet prescribed it. So far, her blood tests have been perfect. Recently, she developed spay incontinence. I didn't want to give her more medicine, so I tried ACV last night for the first time. No leaks! I have diapers and Canine Bladder Control on order, which haven't even arrived yet.

Replied by Hwc
Cape Cod
02/24/2015

Hello, I have an 18 month old White German Shepherd male that dribbles urine only when sleeping. Generally its not all that much. I was wondering how much ACV should be given to a 75 pound dog and how it is administered. Thank you.
Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
02/24/2015

Hey Hwc!

Some folks use 1 tablespoon ACV into 5 cups of water; others add it to wet food - 1-3 tablespoons with each meal.

Posted by Dattaaj (Denver, Co) on 02/23/2014

I have a 15 month old French Bulldog weighing 26 lbs. He got neutered in when he was 13 month old and I was worried about incontinence and the vet had assured me that it doesn't happen in male dogs. For the past month my dog has been dripping at night on the bed. He is fine during the day and it only happens at night when he is sleeping. I have started using male wraps which is helping a little but I want a remedy to help him with this situation in the long term.

I read about ACV in this website and want to know how much ACV should I give my dog. He doesn't drink water at all. Should I mix it with his food or what are some other ways I can give him ACV to try and see if it helps. Thank you very much for the help.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
02/24/2014

Hey Dattaaj!

Fellow frenchie lover here!

I'd have to agree with your vet; incontience in male dogs is not so common - and with a frenchie I would be looking at spinal complications if this were my dog. Do you know where your frenchie's hemis are? When you knock a dog out with anesthesia, all the muscles and tendons relax and the skeleton is allow to...sag. When the dog wakes up fron being knocked out, all the bones may not make it back to the correct position; if this were my frenchie I would check into a chiropratic adjustment just to be on the safe side.

Drugs of choice to treat night incontinence are typically phenopropanolamine and or hormone replacement therapy, however many have had good results with OTC homeopathic preparations, ie "Leak no more" or "UTI-Free".

All that said, to dose with ACV first make sure you buy the good stuff! The good stuff has all the right stuff: raw, unpasturized, unfiltered, "With the mother" is the right ACV to buy. Start with 2 teaspoons mixed into wet food and if he tolerates it well then you could increase to 3 teaspoons am and pm mixed into wet food.

Please report back your results!

Replied by Lolas Mom
Port Angeles, Wa
12/17/2014

What is the measurement of ACV to give a 64 pound boxer dog for urinary leakage.
Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/18/2014

Hey Lola's Mom!

Some folks use 1 tablespoon ACV into 5 cups of water; others add it to wet food - 1-3 tablespoons with each meal.

Replied by Debbie
Colorado
12/20/2014

How old is Lola and what are her symptoms?
Replied by Lola's Mom
Port Angeles, Wa
02/23/2015

Hi Debbie, sorry for not answering you until now! Been a crazy 2 months. Lola is going to be 13 on 9/1. She started to intake more water than usual, so we have to pick up the water about 2 hrs before bed. My husband gets up in the middle of the night, every night and takes her out to go potty. She doesn't always want allot of water, it comes and goes. I was concerned about Cushings, so we will be going in for some tests. Also, has a little arthritis in a hip and knee that has gotten a little worse. She gets an arsenal (and has been) of supplements, along with transfer factors and k-9 immunity (medicinal mushrooms). Her doctor can't get over how good she looks. She's happy, plays, eats good and we adore every hair on her body and we want her to live forever! I could keep going, so thank you for your interest in her problem. :)

Posted by Casey (Belfast, Unighted Kingdom.) on 02/27/2013

[YEA]  A year ago when I found Earth Clinic I was suffering from really bad acid reflux and the antibiodics had not worked. I saw the apple cider vinegar and bicarbinate of soda remedy and decided to give it a try. One tablespoon of ACV and a Quarter of a teaspoon of soda, within days I was seeing an improvement. I have now been 11 months reflux free and I am still taking a tablespoon of ACV on its own 5 days a week as it appears to have an everending range of remedial qualities for the bodies system.

So when my 12 year old dog started having incontinence problems, [she was wetting herself when falling into a deep sleep, sometimes 3 or 4 times a day ]. I returned to earth clinic and behold apple cider vinegar was recommended so I started giving her a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in her nightly dinner in November 2012, within 5 or 6 days the wetting had stopped. I still put it in her nightly dinner, It is now 3 months later and she is her old [young ] self again. Many thanks to all who recommended ACV.

Replied by Brenda
Sc, US
01/25/2015

My female Doberman about 9 yrs.old leaks, I have been fighting this for a couple of years. When I told my vet. they did something wrong to her..and told them what she does, all they could say was are you blaming us! It's happened ever since she was spayed. I didn't realize it at first. I came across this site. She is about 80 pounds. How much should I give her, and would any type of apple cider vinegar do? Want to start right away!!!

Please help me help her... every where else I looked they want money first to help ...

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
01/26/2015

Hey Brenda!

It sounds as if your dobie has urinary spay incontinence; this has occurred not because your vet screwed something up during the spay surgery, but rather because the spay surgery itself removed the organs that contributed hormones to keep the bladder muscles firm - so she now leaks when she sleeps. I am sure your vet explained to you about oral hormones you can give your dog to firm the muscles up; some do find adding ACV to the water helps in this regard.

You want only organic, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, with the 'mother'/live cultures type apple cider vinegar - so be sure to read the label.

You can add 2-3 tablespoons to a quart of water, or over her food. If you do the water change it several times a day.

Good luck!

Posted by Sarah (Alamosa, Co) on 09/30/2009

[YEA]  I have a 12 year old doberman who was nueterred at the age of 7 when I picked him up from a rescue. He developed a horrible incontinence several years later(would urinate like a water hose and have no idea he was doing it). I tried desperately to treat it with a vet for over a year to no avail. My husband was ready to put him down or make him live outside..yikes!! I found earthclinic and tried putting just a teaspoon of ACV in his water and the incontinence stopped immediately (less than an hour). I treated him for a couple of weeks and then backed off and now only treat him when I notice he is starting to drip or has blood in his urine. As far as an amount, animals are smart, if I get too much, he won't drink his water. It really depends on the size of the water dish, the larger the more you can put in. I just put as tiny amount as I can in his dish which holds about 5 cups of water. Usually one day of ACV and the incontinence stops. I also use a spoonful of pumpkin meat for stool issues. A teaspoon of 3% h2o2 in his water if he gets a bronchial cough and it clears up immediately as well. These rememdies work better than anything I have recieved from the vets, and I have rushed him to some of the best clinics in the state. I save the vets for larger issues, like polyps in the bladder.

Replied by Stooeeooeeoowoowoo
Derby, Uk
08/12/2011

[NAY]   I tried ACV on my 6 year old lab/whippet cross after reading about it here (mild relaxed/night-time incontinence manifested around four years after he had been neutered), it had little noticeable effect; but then every dog is different.

I have sourced some cornsilk capsules here in the UK, I'm going to try them on him.

Replied by Mindy
St. Louis, Mo
11/20/2011

My 3 year old husky started to develop incontinence problems a few months back. At first, I thought it was a bladder infection, but her only symptom is a leaky bladder when she sleeps. Also, it is sporadic, and sometimes she can go a month or two without leaking. However, it has been getting worse lately. I decided to try the ACV treatment. She won't take it in yogurt, nor will she take it in water. The dog will eat everything, from cat poop to her own poop, but when it comes to this, she won't touch it--go figure. I have found that she will take it when I mix it with peanut butter. I use organic peanut butter with just a capful or 2 mixed in really well. I have only been doing this for 2 days, and I noticed that she didn't leak last night. However, since this can be sporadic for her, I will keep treating her and report back after awhile.
Replied by Jamie
Pittsburgh, Pa
03/09/2012

I poured it into a slice of wheat bread and my picky puppy ate it up!

Posted by Gladys (Marathon, Florida) on 08/30/2008

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  Hi, our 11 yr German Shepherds, is having this troubles for a while now. we found about acv and we are giving to Sasha for 4 days, but today she got troubles again. for how long we need to give her acv, before we can see some results? thanks gladys & jiri

Replied by beagle mom
Atlanta , GA
05/27/2009

Can someone pls tell me what the correct dosage should be for a 35lbs beagle. i want to try this ACV and yogurt combo as my dog again has a UTI after a course of antibiotics and urine acidifier. Thanks!!!
Replied by Susan
Nashville, Tn
10/03/2011

[YEA]   Apple Cider Vinegar for Incontinence: I have had great succes with a senior incontinent dog. I give her about 1 table spoon of ACV in her kibble. The kibble has been wetted with about 1 cup of water or so; let it sit until the food is soft on the outside and still crunchy on the inside plus a little chicken, then I mix it up. The leaking stopped immediately. It can come back, though, but I just give her more ACV.

The ACV should always be diluted. My dogs won't drink water that has ACV in it, so I sneak it in their food. I also have a dog with occasional upper respiratory infection, coughing, and congested. I do the same for him. ACV cuts the phlem. I've even tried it when I have a cold. ACV in hot tea relieves my stuffy nose instantly.

Replied by Jim
Mill Creek, Wa , Usa
11/20/2011

For the UTI give cinnamon- level teaspoon - mixed into yogurt. We give it to our dogs to prevent development of UTI. Take it yourself for that matter, good with people too.

Posted by Andrew (Earth Clinic) on 07/26/2007

[YEA]  An update from my note of 2 months ago regarding Apple cider Vinegar and Pet Urinary tract infection- It is still working after 60 days, my Akita is not "leaking" and no more antibiotics! Please try this on your animal, adjust for body weight- results are wonderfully dramatic! Earthclinic is the finest most altruistic site on the internet!! Keep going!!

Replied by Drew
Collingwood, Ontario
02/23/2012

Hey... I have a female akita that is almost 2 years old now.. She has been leaking more and more.. Vets say that it's an infection, but she has gone through 3 trials of antibiotics now and they say it's gone but she's still leaking.. I have read online about females that are spayed having problems with leaking and they just need female hormones to help strengthen her sphincter muscles.... Not sure if the hormones are bad or what but the vet doesn't seem to go with this.... We have been trying apple cider vinegar now for 2 weeks and she is still leaking daily anytime she lies down.... I feel bad because you can tell she is embarrassed when it happens... can anyone help me?? any advice..thanks
Replied by Jilbert57
Brinnon, Wa, Usa
03/03/2012

Hi Drew, I have a 5 year old aussie/heeler female who is spayed. She had a big problem with leaking while sleeping, laying down, getting up, or when people would come over. I got a product online which is a supplement that contains ingredients to strengthen the bladder. Bladder strength is the name. It has worked wonders for her and she leaks no more. Big improvement.
Replied by Helen
Columbia, Missouri
06/20/2012

Can you give more specifics where you get the bladder strength form?
Replied by Jilbert57
Brinnon, Wa
08/02/2013

For Helen: I get the bladder strength off of Amazon.com.

Posted by Andrew (plfd, New Jersey) on 05/28/2007

[YEA]  re: Dog w/recurring urinary tract infection... Dear Pet Lovers, My 6 year old rescued akita/Malmute has a recurring, (every few months) UTI- which I treat w/cephalexin, for a month or so and its gone. Now on my 5th treatment, with the drug, wonder if Apple cider vinegar, is safe long term, the dosage, (He's is 90-95lbs) and if anyone has had real success? I take it personally, (thanks Ted!) for reflux, and will take it till I die! Thanks and Luck to all in drugless health! Andrew (&Bear) in N.J.

Replied by Mitch
Honolulu, Hi Usa
09/24/2009

Hi Andrew. I too have a female akita/malamute (about 4 years old same weight as yours), who has a severe "leaking" problem. Can you give me the exact doses that you have treating your dog with? Thanks.

Mitch

Replied by Andrew
Plainfield, N.j., U.s.a.
08/27/2010

[YEA]   Hi Mitch-
Sorry so late but just tonite saw your question. If your dog still needs it, I would give my Akita mix, at around 100Lbs, 1 capfull of organic ACV in his large bowl of water, in the a.m. And that cured the "leak" in just a day or so. I have continued every day since my original post- good luck- Andrew

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Posted by Peedieluv (Upper Marlboro, Md) on 11/28/2012

[YEA]  I have a dog from the mastiff family, he's 10 yrs old and suffers from incontinence. I have thrown away so many beds, which were orthopedic, very expensive, I tried going to a fabric store and buying plastic that we cover furniture with, I put it over his bed and put a blanket or sheet over it tying it under his bed so he can't remove it. If it urinates, I just wash his bedding, it works wonders!

Replied by Naturegal
Minneapolis, Mn
10/30/2013

I purchased several washable mattress underpads online (made for people - they're white and soft on top and blue on the underside). I always leave one on top of all of the dog beds. They will hold a lot of urine - my husky has full loss at night and as long as he is on the pad it stays contained (though doubling them up or laying plastic underneath isn't a bad idea if your dog is large). Disposable underpads are also nice to have on hand for times when you can't keep up with the laundry (though these can leak, so always have something underneath)!

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Posted by Vi (Saskatoon, SK Canada) on 05/31/2009

[YEA]  Female dog urinary incontinence:

Hello, I just wanted to share our success with corn silk for our young mastiff cross. She's a rescue and shortly after we got her we noticed she was constantly "leaking" - and her bed would be soaked after she slept on it. I went online and found that corn silk was recommended for urinary incontinence. She's about 70 lb and we give her about 2 generous tsp per day of dried corn silk. It's amazing - it kicks in just about immediately and if we run out the effects are also immediate! And so economical compared to vet prescriptions - maybe $2 for 1.5 cups.

Replied by Judy
Sacramento, CA
07/02/2011

Would you tell me please where you can buy dried corn silk?

Thank you!

Replied by Earthclinic Reader
Reidsville, North Carolina - Usa
12/09/2011

My female Doberman is also having this problem which I am trying natural things to resolve. I did get bulk Corn Silk by the pound at a place in San Fransico Tea company. Very reasonably priced but have not found any results as of yet. I will up the dose on her food. Google San Fransico Tea company and you will find it.
Replied by Pat
Anderson, In
02/21/2012

[YEA]   Corn silk works! My 11 year-old, 15 pound poodle hasn't had an accident in 5 months. She used to "leak" every day. Use as little as possible. Since it's a diuretic, it can cause loss of potassium. Just a tiny sprinkle mixed in yoghurt does the trick!
Replied by Pat
Anderson, In
02/21/2012

By the way, I did have my dog's urine checked first to rule out urinary tract infection and kidney stones before I began giving her corn silk.
Replied by Daustin
Austin, Tx
09/12/2012

Corn silk and NaturVet Bladder Support together is the one thing that has kept our dog from leaking. Proin caused her to have a rapid heartbeat and only partially worked. We've tried a bunch of other things too, almost everything out there. Corn silk and NaturVet seems to be the most natural. She's a 44 pound lab mix. We give her a lot but, she's been fine. 2 corn silk capsules and 2 Bladder Support pills in the AM and 3 of each (6 total) in the evening. I also give her a human supplement of natural magnesium, multi-B vitamin, and a kelp supplement (for her thyroid). Also, calcium ascorbate powder (buffered vitamin C) in her food sometimes. So I wanted to reciprocate. This site has helped me with so many remedies.

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Posted by Jc (Las Vegas, Nv) on 03/13/2013

So I have an 8 year old yorkie, (7lbs. ). She is a bit overweight, should be about 5 lbs. My daughter works at a pet shop and brought home some NaturVet Slim-N-Fit... I gave one tablet to my yorkie a couple of nights ago.. And that night she scared herself awake, as she wet her bed.... I didn't think anything of it, only that she had an accident... 2 nights later, I gave her another tablet, and she scared herself awake again, by wetting her bed while asleep. I'm wondering if this NaturVet product which contains white bean extract, Green Coffee bean extract and Green tea extract might be the problem... Are they natural diuretics?? She has never wet her bed before... So I'm going to stop giving her the product to see what happens. If the wetting continues... I'd like to try the ACV, but how much would be appropriate for a 7 lb. yorkie ? 1/2 or 1/4 tsp. ??? Also I've read some comments on here about H202.... What is that?

Replied by Jen
Danbury, Ct
03/13/2013

Hi JC, I would hazard a strong guess that this product caused your pet's incontinence! The ingredients contain caffeine, which is a diuretic, but may also be causing severe side effects like overworking her adrenals and causing fright. I suspect your problem will be solved once she has been off the product for a few days. Not everything sold in the pet store is healthy for pets! But if the incontinence continues and since your dog is small, try a very small amount (1/8 teaspoon or less) of apple cider vinegar in her food mixed with water. Too much vinegar will cause her to lick her rump and some gastrointestinal discomfort.
Replied by Jeannie
Denver, CO
03/01/2015

I have been using the BLADDER SUPPORT from Puritan.com for my german shepherd. It even indicates by weight how many tablets to give your dog. It has worked wonders. I highly recommend this product.

Posted by Kathylue (Houston, Texas, Usa) on 01/18/2012

My Lab/chow, Boo is old and leaks urine as he sleeps. I have tried almost everything. Took him to the vet who charged me $500.00 plus medicine: Proin, antibiotics, Tape worm, Rejuvinate. He will not keep on a diaper, or a wrap diaper. I fix a nice fluffy bed, waterproof; He lays on the floor. Boo still eats, limps around follows me I give him IbuProfin for people because canine pill is $70.00, People Profin is $2.00. Would Motrin be better? He seems happy and affectionate. I bathe him take him out, help him down the stairs and he gets back up pretty fast. I know he must be miserable laying in a puddle of urine. The strong ammonia stench is so bad. Ahhhhhhhh! I love him and do not mind bathing, wiping him, pouring warm water over his peed coat mopping. Sometimes it is hard. I am going to try ACV! If it stops leaking, YaY!

Replied by Paulette
Springfield, Illinois
02/11/2012

To kathylue ---if your dog has pain from arthritis, find a vet that does acupuncture and chiropractic. I've had amazing results with my 15 yr old shepherd mix who had a herniated disc 2 years ago.
Replied by Julie
Princeton, NJ
08/23/2012

[WARNING!]   Ibuprofen is toxic for dogs, please do not give your dog motrin, advil, tylenol or any people pain killers without checking with your vet.
Replied by Lmwilliam
Houston, TX
02/23/2015

We use Meloxicam with our vet's recommendation for arthritis. Our dog is like her old self again.

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Posted by Chris (South Bend , In) on 09/11/2013

I have 2 huskies that are leaking puddles of urine when they lay down... I need to know what is the best thing to use for this situation.. I feel bad for my girls one is 5 and the is 7... Thanks, Chris

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
09/12/2013

Hey Chris!

Ideally you should take your girls to the vet to rule out a UTI or other issue. Infections and kidney stones have been known to cause leaking while laying down.

That said if you are sure that what you are seeing is middle age doggie incontinence due to spaying, then both western and alternative approaches may help.

The most common drug vets prescribe is Phenylpropanolamine - aka PPA. This is a non-hormonal drug that works on the muscle tone of the urethal spincter; it is sometimes used in conjunction with estrogen therapy but is often prescribed alone.

Another approach would be to try a homeopathic preparation. Homeopathy tends to have few to zero side effects but it can be hit or miss; I find if its the right remedy it works *right away* but if its the wrong remedy it may take 2-3 weeks to confirm its not working. "'Only Natural Pet" brand makes an Incontinence Homeopathic Remedy that has been very effective for most. Failure for the remedy to work might involve a misdiagnosis of the presenting condition. So again, something to try only if you are sure of what you are seeing.

And - I was hoping to find sage advice and a cheap home remedy from Ted from Bangkok under the Human Ailments tab but no such luck! But humans have reported improvements/cures by supplementing with magnesium, Vitamin B12, and nutmeg - it might be fruitful to check out the human side to see if something resonates with you.

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Posted by Anonymous (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Usa) on 04/06/2010

Might it be that the vaccine or meds used to sedate the animal for spaying contain something that damages the kidneys? The kidneys then create an imbalance of electrolytes, which weakens the muscles or ovaries and causes leaks? Maybe the apple cidar vinegar corrects the imbalance, but only as long as its use is continued? Or is it possible that congestion in the liver (possibly from inferior pet food) negatively affects the kidneys? Is it possible that your animal was affected by food that was contaminated, such as during the food recall some time ago? Try feeding your pet a raw food diet. There are many suggestions online.

Replied by Dennis
Maple Ridge, B.C, Canada
09/27/2010

Your theory makes sense to me. Three vets recommended I have my GSD neutered even though he's almost 14. Now he has no control over his bladder and cant urinate on his own. Instead of helping him I made him worse. He just leaks when he's full, otherwise I have get him to urinate by squeezing his bladder but what works better for him is squeezing his left hamstring while tapping his right?! I'm going to try some of these remedies and hope for the best.

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Posted by Madeline (Milmay, NJ) on 03/30/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Hi, i am just wondering if anyone had a problem with dog leaking urine after a rabies shot? Never had the problem before , she is an old dog but it is funny she has the problem right after shot. Had a problem with her going both ways in the house and never did she do it all her life, i can't figure it out . I was wondering if it could of given her a bladder infection. would love any help i can get..

Replied by Kari
Denver, Colorado
04/01/2009

I have an Akita. We adopted her at 7 months had no problems with her. At 1 year we had rabies and anti-venom shots done at her check-up. Within 2 weeks she leaked . After tests, medications, and 3 years of animal diapers we decided to put ACV (2T x 2) in her food. Within 2 weeks time frame she continually got better and now has not had a problem in nearly 5 weeks. I still do occasionally give it to her as the benefits seem to be worth it.

Hope this helps.

Replied by Renate
Champlin, MN
04/24/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]   My 10 year old Kelpie recently got a rabies booster and is now leaking urine badly. I am glad to have come across these posts and finding a possible reason. Does anyone know why their dogs started after the rabies shot? What triggers this? Renate
Replied by Linda
Atlanta, Ga.
02/03/2010

Have you asked your vet? It may be caused by a lack of hormones, specifically estrogen, in dogs. Sometimes, OBGYN's prescribe estrogen suppositories for women with incontinence. Ask your vet.
Replied by Terry
Mastic Beach, Ny
10/27/2011

If I were you, a dog your dog's age, I'd do titer test for the rabies vaccine before giving it... The test will determine the level of protection your dog still has since the last vaccine... You might be surprised to see it's not necessary to repeat it. Get a certificate from the vet to show these results. it is accepted by all in the state of NY, so check with your town ordinance.

good luck, Terry

Replied by David
London, England, Uk
05/29/2012

It hadnt occurred to me until I read these messages looking for ideas on why my spayed 3 yr old viszla has begun peeing while sleeping. She had a rabies booster at her annual vet visit a couple of weeks ago. Hope I can find apple cidre vinegar and corn silk.
Replied by Tommy
Belfast, Uk
08/08/2012

David, I buy my ACV from an animal feed supplier. It comes in a gallon container, costs £9.00 and as far as I can see contains the mother also (the cotton woolly stuff that might lead you to think it was off)
Replied by Val
Omaha, Ne
08/27/2012

I have had the same problem with my Sheeba Inu. She is 5 and right after her rabies booster she started leaking urine when she would sit down. Now I notice her bedding is damp in the mornings. My vet says there is no connection and that she needs hormones, but she never had this issue before the vaccine. I am going to try the ACV. Thank you!


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