Urinary incontinence

Common info

Urinary incontinence is a condition that occurs in elderly animals. It’s more common in female animals. The disease is rare in cats. From the diagnosis, found that animals that are getting older and bigger are more likely to have the disease. In female dogs that got sterilized are more likely to suffer from the Urinary incontinence.


Urinary incontinence might occur since birth or any other factors such as abnormalities in ureters, bladder, sphincter, spinal cord, pelvis, nerves that pass both bladder and ureter. From 80% of researches, reported that Urinary incontinence is derived from the mechanism of the sphincter abnormalities which is a failure of the valves that control the urination on the ureter and bladder which can occur by itself and alongside other symptoms. It can be represent at birth or later in life.


Urinary incontinence can be represent at birth and caused by many factors such as abnormalities in bladder, ureter, sphincter, spinal cord, pelvis, nerves that pass both bladder and ureter. Another symptom is diabetes.


Common Symptoms are Urinary incontinence :

  • Wet Hair on the bottom abdomen or between the Femoral from  Urinary incontinence
  • Wet spot on the bed
  • Urinal infection
  • Infections around sexual organ
  • Wet tissues around sexual organ

Treatment and Prevention

The treatment is depending on each symptom.

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