Animals and Incontinence

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As dogs age, their bladder sphincter muscles can weaken, resulting in incontinence. It’s especially common in spayed females. Since incontinence can indicate various issues, including infections and bladder stones, always have your vet examine your pet. If the diagnosis is weak sphincter, homeopathic remedies may stop the leaking.

Bryonia: When urine leaks on movement.
Cantharis: This remedy helps support bladder function and can help quell the urge to constantly pee.
Causticum: Especially helpful for aging dogs with weak bladders.
Pulsatilla: Bladder weakness in animals who are timid, suffer separation anxiety and need lots of company. It may help stabilise hormonal changes that occur with aging.
Sepia: Can be useful in animals who tend to be distant and indifferent to attention. They may be irritable and snappy.

Adding a sage leaf a day or a drop of sage oil into the food can really help with spayed female dogs (not cats) as it is oestrogenic and can help with incontinence related to hormone imbalance.

Written in conjunction with Dr Clare Middle who runs a natural therapies only veterinary practice in Bibra Lake. Ph: 08 9494 1243,

Factsheets: Download and print our Animal info sheets, Remedy Pictures and Remedy Guide or refer to our Homoeopathy for the Home Prescriber book, eBook or free information available through our website.

Repetition of doses: As a general rule you should reduce the doses of a remedy as it starts to act and not continue once the situation has resolved.

Customer support: Phone or email the Owen dispensary to help select remedies for specific symptoms.

Owen homoeopathics
443 Great Eastern Hwy
Redcliffe WA 6104

P: 08 9277 9565

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