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    Question Incontinence Pants for My Old Girl?

    So poor old Ammy has been suffering from incontinence for about a year now, she's on Incurin, which I've just increased from once a week to twice a week (after discussion with the vet) as she's been wetting her bed at night.

    I think she wets herself when she's asleep and doesn't realise she needs to go. I keep a close eye on her nether regions for urine burn.

    She sleeps in a crate in my room, with lots of soft bedding as she's a bit frail and not a lot of cover (muscle wastage taking it's toll). I'm thinking about trying a "nappy" for at night to save me having to wash her bedding every morning (just as well we've had plenty of rain to fill my tanks).

    Trouble is I have no idea where to find them! Anyone know anything about them?

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    I've heard of them but haven't seen them in yonks. I would imagine ordering them on the net would be the way to go??

    I'm using Vet bed with the puppies now that they are toileting themselves. Blue on one side and black on the other, I know it not what you're after but it might be ok for overnight in her crate?? It's good because while they do go to the newspaper it inevitably runs away or seeps thru. I just got that thru the vet.

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    I think I know what you are talking about MAC, I've tried a few different things, I do find that with what I use atm that any leaks tend to seep down so the top of the bedding is dry, it's only when I lift it up I see a wet patch on the rubber mat that covers the bottom of the crate (I then disinfect it each morning). I tried a waterproof pillow protector and put a fleece over it, but all it did was leave the fleece wet.

    If I have to keep washing I will, will have to see if the increase in meds makes a difference, but I suspect that at Ammy's advanced age it won't really make too much of a difference.

    Btw, I do make sure she toilets before I put her to bed, around midnight. I wake up if she starts moving around during the night and take her out.

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    Anne, she's a silky x, but not the one in the pic. And thanks, but I would have said send them to rescue anyway.

    I'll google "bitches britches" lol. And go into Petbarn next time I'm in town.

    Ooh I have some nappies here, I wonder if I could adapt them.

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    Good luck with it all Grey.

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    Bitches britches are best if you can get them, also try e.bay.

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    When you say expensive, what do you mean? I have a pattern here to make some if you would like me to for you, and will be $25 plus post.
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    OK fair enough then. Mine are tailor made with quality fittings though of course, and material that is machine washable without pilling.

    To be honest the material costs nearly that much so I am very happy not to make them.
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    Just remembered, there is a lady on ebay that sells them. She makes them from material scraps she picks up, I think around $15 depending on teh size.
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    Well, I tried the disposable nappies last night with some degree of success...only problem was it leaked through the bit where I'd cut the hole for her tail! So bedding still had to be washed, but it wasn't soaked as it had been previously.

    *sigh* lucky I have a few fleece baby blankets, they dry quickly.....

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