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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    I might try breaking up her Propalin and giving it to her twice a day, thanks Kalacreek!

    Pelvic floor muscle exercises sound like a good idea if we can figure out how to do them for a dog! Maybe swimming? Although I would only be able to do that during summer.
    No swimming doesnt help, my girl had unlimited swimming because we lived near the beach and had a pool and that didnt help.

    She is also dose specific, even a little under and she will leak. So getting the dose just right and breaking it up seems to work for her.

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    I think it's about time to book another vet appointment and work out a different dosage.

    I have got it semi-sorted at the moment. My bedroom looks rather interesting but I have a puppy pen basically separating the room in half. Not perfect but it's working for now.
    I was looking on Gumtree and found some freebie foam squares which will help a lot, all I need to do is sew some slip covers with waterproof bottoms and I'll have some spare dog beds for when the smelly ones are being washed. Just need to pick them up over the weekend.

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    Nev Allen
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    Unfortunately congenital incontinence is often due to faulty structure present from birth, which makes it different to spay incontinence, depending on what the problem is. Sometimes the urether or bladder are shortened, lenghtened or displaced or the smooth muscles that control the flow of urine are impaired during their development. Sometimes the urether bypasses the bladder altogether.

    My dog was very suseptible to pyometra and had an emergemcy spay at age 9 months due to these architectual problems with her urogenital tract and her mother died of pyometra.

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    Yep same with Prada, she was spayed at around 18 months after we realized the problem wasn't going to go away like it did with her mother.

    I have looked int othe surgery before but there is no-one in Tasmania that does it and a few extra loads of washing is a drop in the ocean compared to travelling interstate and paying a couple of grand for the surgery.

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    I kept looking because our elderly sheltie girl is leaking in her sleep these days. Came across this intresting item :-

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    I was recently reading about a spayed female dog who started leaving puddles when she was sleeping. The owners started her on a tail-wagging program to increase the strength of her pelvic floor muscles (like Kegels for dogs). They taught her to wag her tail on command by shaping the tail wag using a clicker and treats, and eventually got her to the point where she could wag vigorously when asked to. She stopped leaking about a week after the regular wagging exercises began. Now she does 3 sets of 30 wags every day, and she has never leaked again. This is a possible option for you to try for a non-drug option for spay-incontinence. "

    Go for your life. You will have to take a video of this. It could be really funny. If I tell my border collies to stop wagging their tails they just go faster.
    Nev Allen
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    Oh wow, that sounds interesting, I'm willing to give anything a go at this point. No need for clicker training with Prada just hold a toy above her nose and her tail goes 100 mile an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    We used acupuncture and swimming and it seems to have helped Annabelle..we are not on any drugs
    Pets are forever

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    Unfortunately my dog doesnt have spay incontinence, she has a congenital incontinence. She swims, she wags her tail, she has had acupuncture and she is one if the fittest dogs I have.

    Doesnt make one iota of difference. Her urinary tract architecture is simply not normal.

    I do also have a dog with typical spay incontinence and her level of fittness, swimming and such I think helped quite a bit.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 07-13-2012 at 07:35 PM.

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