Living with our dogs is great! The good days seems to be getting better - long walks, play times, traveling, lazy days at home and a lot more!
But as they say, all good things must come to an end - because of incontinence. It can be such a trying time when your dog goes through this but even though it might seem to be a roller coaster ride ahead, we're going to show you how to manage canine incontinence and still provide your dog the best life.
What is Canine Incontinence?
"Canine incontinence may begin from occasional small leaks to large amounts over time."
Canine incontinence can be classified into two types. Urinary and Fecal.
Urinary incontinence is when a dog fully loses control of his bladder, having the inability to control his urge to pee. On the other hand, fecal incontinence is the inability of the dog to control his bowel movements, causing him to poo anywhere and anytime. Canine incontinence may begin from occasional small leaks to large amounts over time.
Definitely, as the best treatment is being administered to your dog, canine incontinence won't disappear just like that.
You have to look for something that will prevent accidental peeing and pooping in your home - Ah! Dog Diapers!
Using Dog Diapers
Dog diapers are a great solution in preventing messy accidents due to canine incontinence. But remember that incontinence is serious. You will have to consider many things and not just have your dog wear it immediately.
- Choose a diaper that is waterproof, super absorbent and has no "crinkly" or uncomfortable texture.
- In putting dog diapers on your incontinent dog, make sure that you trim the fur around the private area so that pee/poop won't soak the fur, making him vulnerable to rashes and infection.
- Diapers should be changed as often as possible to avoid UTI and diaper rash.
Although it’s challenging to manage pets suffering from canine incontinence, you have to talk to your veterinarian as soon as possible to know if the condition causing the incontinence can be treated.
Some dogs are given certain medications while other dogs undergo surgeries. If the incontinence cannot be cured anymore, your dog will need extra care, love, support and diapers to prevent accidents from happening inside your home and to still continue living your best life together.
And nope, not all good things must come to an end.
"In putting dog diapers on your incontinent dog, make sure that you trim the fur around the private area so that pee/poop won't soak the fur, making him vulnerable to rashes and infection."