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Old 10-29-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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My 14 year old dog has been on Proin for years, works well but she is getting older and I want to find something more "natural" for her to take . Has anyone ever tried any herbal treatments for urinary incontence, if so has it worked, any problems?
Just for anyone who does not know me, I don't get out of the exercise thread very often, my dog has been diagnosed years ago with this problem and has yearly vet check ups. I am interested in getting away from the prescription drugs that vets throw at you and am just wondering if the natural herbs work.
Thank you!
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: On the west side of the Tetons
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I have a younger dog who has incontinence. I swear by Leaks No More. It's worked wonders for her. She went from 4 - 5 wetting accidents a day to maybe 1 or 2 a month. You start out giving higher doses and over a few weeks, drop the dosage down. We started at 10 drops 3x/day and now she just gets a maintenance dose if she has an accident. The only side effect has been a dry and happy pup.

HomeoPet - Leaks No More I usually find a pretty good price at Amazon.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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Thanks tdna!
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:47 PM
 
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While I personally haven't tried Leaks No More, I am a huge fan of other of Homeopet's products and all the reports I've heard back about Leaks No More have been 100 + 10% positive.

Parsely is another one. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh per 50 lbs of body weight. There are articles available online about using it for this purpose as it's kind of counter-intuitive, ie, parsley is a diuretic.

However... please do check with your vet about taking the dog off Proin. As far as I was aware, it's not quite as straightforward as just stopping the meds. I had been told by a vet that once a dog is on it, the dog cannot come off it.... and as we have a younger incontinent dog (started by the time she was 5 or so), it's one reason I never put her on it. Regardless, it warrants checking.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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My ancient Shepherd mix (unknown age) pees in the morning when he pulls himself up from sleeping. Otherwise, he doesn't leak or have accidents. When I work my night shifts, I put on a "male wrap" from Dr. Foster&Smith with a human diaper inside for absorption. Take it off in the morning. It clearly is a stress incontinence. When I am home at night, he goes out an extra time or two and has no problems.
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