Urinary Track Issues
Urinary incontinence (See Resource Section) predominantly affects spayed female dogs and they may dribble urine or leave a small puddle behind after resting. Fortunately this is a condition that can be treated by your veterinarian. Age related cognitive dysfunction is not an incontinence problem but rather dog dementia. (See Resource Section) Medical conditions that can cause elimination problems are often a urinary tract infection that your veterinarian can treat. More serious problems such as chronic kidney failure can result in increased water consumption and increased urination, which can also result in the bladder emptying involuntarily while the dog sleeps. Drugs prescribed by your veterinarian such as cortisone and phenobarbital can result in your dog eliminating in the house after having been housetrained. If there is a sudden breakdown in housetraining or you are having trouble housetraining a puppy or dog you should always have your dog checked by your veterinarian to rule out any type of medical issue that could be causing the problem. For dogs with incontinence there are dog diapers specifically made for male and female dogs.