Incontinence in Young Female Lab

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  1. Joanna L.

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    My 2.5 year old spayed female lab has been wetting her bed lately. We take her out often and she waits by the door if she needs to go out, so we did not know why it was happening but assumed it was not intentional since it was always on her bed. I took her to the vet in May to make sure she did not have a UTI - she did not. The vet said it could be incontinence, although that is typically seen in older dogs. We kept an eye on her and it still kept happening off and on - sometimes daily, other times once a week or so. We took her back to the vet this week to have blood work done to make sure everything else is fine and everything is, so again the vet said it is likely incontinence and prescribed 50mg of Proin 2x/day. I gave her the first dose tonight and she threw up twice and in general seems a bit unsettled. I don't want to keep giving it to her (especially after reading about other side effects online), so I am wondering if anyone else has had a dog with incontinence and if they found anything that helps?
     
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    Hi Joanna,

    Sorry to hear you are dealing with this in such a young dog. I have heard of female dogs having incontinence issues after spaying, but I don't have any direct personal experience I'm afraid.

    If I were you i'd call the vet regarding her reaction to the drug they have prescribed, see if there is an alternative if it's potentially an ongoing issue, and depending upon their response maybe seek a second opinion from another veterinarian.

    Let us know how you get along, and best of luck,

    Lucy x
     
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    I had a Toller retriever with spay incontinence, she was a rescue and spayed before I got her . She would leak urine in her sleep or at rest sometimes before we knew what was going on. We had to give her incurin every day and it worked well. Could you ask the vet to consider if this may be a cause?
     
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    I talked to the vet and they said she may just have a sensitive stomach and to try giving her the meds 30 minutes after she eats instead of at the same time she eats. We have done that for the last 3 days and she has been fine. We are keeping an eye on her to make sure she does not develop any other side effects. I hate to have to give her medication every day, but I also hate that she is constantly laying in her own urine. And yes, I believe it is happening due to her being spayed.
     
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    My bosses 5 year old lab suffers from post-spay incontinence. She was put on to hormone meds which were effective. They got to reducing the dose as instructed and the incontinence came back. I think her dose has been upped again.
     
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    I just asked my vet if there were any alternatives I should look into since it seems my Kona will need to stay on some type of medication for this issue. He said the 3 medications are Proin, Incurin and DES. I am trying to determine if we should keep her on Proin or try one of the other two. Did you dog have any issues on Incurin? Kona has not had any reactions since the initial dose since we started giving her the meds 30 minutes after she eats, but her reaction to that first dose still makes me a bit uneasy.
     
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    Hello, no didn’t have any problems with her on Incurin , as far as I’m aware, she was on it for around 8 years. she didn’t seem to have any of the short or long term side effects listed. This link may be of interest??? https://www.drugs.com/vet/incurin-tablets.html

    Hope all is well with your dog
     

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