If you are having problems with a dog that has a weak bladder, then you have come to the perfect website.
In this post, we are doing to look at both potential causes and solutions for your dog’s weak bladder.
Before we do, in another post, we went into detail about the best dog beds for incontinent dogs.
Having a waterproof bed to help with an incontinent dog is a really great idea.
You can find out more on this link that reviews the best incontinent dog beds.
Ok, now let’s talk about weak doggy bladders.
Is Your Dogs Weak Bladder an Issue?
Is Your Dog Incontinent, or Does it Just Need to Pee a Lot?
If your dog is incontinent, it will be leaking urine with no control over it at all.
If your dog has a weak bladder, it just means it needs to pee a lot and struggles to hold it in.
If you are concerned that your dog is incontinent, we suggest the very first thing for your dog is to take it to the vets.
Dog incontinence can be a sign of more serious doggy health issues, so please get your pet checked out asap.
(By the way, while we are discussing these issues of dog urinary incontinence, you might like to read this post sharing some effective dog urinary incontinence natural remedies).
Does Your Dog Need to Pee a Lot?
Does your dog need to pee often during the night? Does it have accidents in your home if left alone for too long?
If this is the case, as always, the first thing to say is to take the dog for a checkup at the vets.
But there are also some useful things you can do to help deal with the weak bladder issues:
- Buy a dog bed for incontinent dogs.
- Use puppy potty pads.
- Give your dog more access to its potty area.
- Take your dog for more walks.
- If it is a puppy or a young dog, be patient.
- If it is an older dog, make longer-term plans.
Let’s take a look at this list in more detail:
Buy A Dog Bed For Incontinent Dogs
As we already mentioned buying a good quality, easy to wash, waterproof dog bed is a great way to manage dogs with leaky bladders.
Use Puppy Potty Pads
If you can’t give your dog very regular walks or trips to the yard, puppy pads might be a great solution.
You place the pad in the corner of the dog’s area and train it so that it knows it can pee on the pads without being told off.
This means when you come home from leaving the dog alone, instead of having to clean up puddles of dog urine, you can throw the pad in the bin and replace it with a fresh one.
Give Your Dog More Access To Its Potty Area
If you can give your dog free access to your yard, this is ideal. Maybe you could have a doggy door fitted.
Or maybe you could let your dog live outside a lot more, possibly with a nice warm kennel and free access to the yard area.
Take Your Dog For More Walks
Both for dealing with the dog’s weak bladder problems and great for both you and your dog’s overall health.
If you have the time and energy to take your dog on lots of walks, this is a great solution.
If It Is A Puppy Or A Young Dog Be Patient
Puppies and young dogs naturally have weaker bladders, but this changes over time.
Then there is the process of housebreaking your pet puppy. This takes time, so be patient and keep up with the training.
If It Is An Older Dog Make Longer Term Plans
If you are dealing with an old dog with weak bladder problems, you might have to accept this will be the case for the long term.
So you need to try and find the best long-term solutions that you can.
Speaking to your vet will be useful. Doggy doors, incontinence beds, puppy pads, and lots of time outside can all play a part.
Some Advice from a Dog Vet:
To wrap this up, please take a minute to check out this one dealing with weak bladder control in dogs from a DVM veterinarian.