If you’re a dog owner, chances are you’ve had to grapple with your dog having a “potty problem,” especially if they are only a young dog or puppy.
Natural remedies are great options to have, especially as no one likes having to deal with odious urine stains soaking their sofa or carpet. On the other hand, we all understand that that comes with the territory, and you can eventually train your puppy or new dog out of it.
But what if, despite all your efforts, your dog is still peeing everywhere? This may point to a larger issue, such as urinary incontinence. While it might be a relief to know that your dog isn’t just ignoring you and your dog training skills haven’t failed you, that still leaves you with the question of what to do now. Some dog owners treat this issue with Proin, which tightens the walls around your pet’s urinary tract.
But what if your dog doesn’t respond to that, either?
One of the most common alternatives to using Proin in dogs and asides from belly bands – is estrogen. This can help address some of their causes of urinary incontinence, especially in females.
However, it can come with side effects such as fever, excessive panting, and making your dog more “attractive” to male dogs. Ask your veterinarian if estrogen supplements can help your dog’s urinary incontinence issue.
Natural Remedies for Dog Incontinence
Some of the most popular alternative treatments for urinary incontinence in dogs involve natural remedies. Ultimately, you’ll want to ask your vet about which if any of these treatments may be an effective alternative to Proin to treat your dog’s urinary incontinence issues.
There are a variety of natural remedies out there which are specially formulated to help with bladder leakage. These remedies often work to strengthen or otherwise heal the smooth muscle tissue around key areas, such as your dog’s urethral sphincter.
Some of the most popular natural remedies in this regard include the following:
- Uva Ursi (aka bearberry) tea leaves
- Chinese herbs
In that latter category, you’ll want to be sure that the herbs you are getting are authentic. There are a lot of knockoffs on the herbal market, and it can be easy for con artists to take advantage of the “Chinese herb” name while selling products which are neither Chinese nor herbal, so research and review everything carefully before giving anything to your dog.
Nevertheless, if your dog hasn’t responded to Proin, one or more of these alternatives might offer the answer you’ve been looking for.