Urinary Incontinence: Home Cures for Bladder Disorders

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Posted by Anda (Cyprus) on 09/20/2016
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I live on the small island of Cyprus.

For over a year now, my female 13-year-old, sterilized, poodle cross, rescued dog had urinary incontinence. My vet said it was because of old age. I always try my best to avoid giving my pets any kind of drugs, so I gathered up all the patience within me and I would clean the urine from my dog's fur (when she was lying on her side, urine went all over her) and wash her bedding every day, for months. I could see that she was feeling very uncomfortable and avoiding to go to bed. Instead she would prefer lying on the floor. I think that she knew that cleaning the floor was easier for me… lol

A few months ago, urinating on herself nearly stopped, but a month or so later, it started again. This seemed very strange to me, since the diagnose was “old age urinary incontinence”. Why would it stop and start again after a few weeks? I decided to look it up and started searching the web for answers. THANK you so much for all the advice in your page. I thought to try acv, so as to eliminate the possibility of a urinary infection. I mixed some bio ACV into live Greek (sheep) yoghurt and gave it to her for about ten days. And it is already one whole month since she last urinated on herself. Please, note that from day 2, her psychology changed, she looked so very happy, that I understood that this is it: it is a urinary infection and we found the cure.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

Rgds, Anda


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


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


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Posted by Susan (Nashville, Tn) on 10/03/2011 3 posts
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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.


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Posted by Andrew (Plainfield, N.j., U.s.a.) on 08/27/2010
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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 Sarah (Alamosa, Co) on 09/30/2009
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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.


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


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