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Living with an Incontinent Dog

When your dog has bladder leakage, there are things you can do to make life easier for yourself and your dog.

Living with an Incontinent Dog


Take him out for walks and bathroom visits frequently during the day; make sure his bedding is always clean, dry and sanitary; and look into products such as doggy diapers, indoor potty pads and dog beds with waterproof covers.

It’s also important to closely monitor your dog’s health. Urinary incontinence can increase his risk of bladder, kidney and skin infections.

One important note: If your dog is incontinent, you may be tempted to reduce his water intake. This is something you should never do unless your veterinarian recommends it.


ASPCA. “Urinary Incontinence.” (May 28, 2011)

Primovic, Debra. “Urinary Incontinence in Dogs.” PetPlace. (May 28, 2011)

Smith, Marty. “Urinary Incontinence in Dogs.” Pet Education, Doctors Foster and Smith. (May 28, 2011)

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