As a pet owner, I am sure you are no stranger to the occasional indoor pet potty accident. It happens to even the best-trained cats and dogs and is completely normal. But what happens when your pet’s occasional accidents turn into dog or cat bladder control problems?
You end up with destroyed carpets and furniture. Suddenly you become unable to travel with your pets in fear they will destroy your car or someone else’s living space. And you end up spending money you could be saving on stain removers and cleaning supplies.
Incontinence is no joke. Regardless of whether your pet is two years old or fifteen, the last thing you want to be doing with your spare time is cleaning your carpets.
If your pet’s suffering from incontinence issues, I do have some good news for you.
There are several underlying causes as to why your pet might be struggling with bladder control.
Even if your cat or dog’s bladder control issues are due to aging, I have some suggestions on how to take control of your pet’s incontinence problems.
Keep reading to discover more about bladder control and how to help your pet that is having problems.
Bladder Control and UTI Infections
Urinary tract infections are one of the biggest reasons pets end up having unusual accidents in your home.
Pets, such as your dog or cat, can get a UTI infection just like humans do. And if you’ve experienced a UTI infection before, you know just how painful and awful one is.
On top of the pain, UTI's often create a consistent and constant urge for pets to have to pee. That’s why even a housebroken dog or litter box-trained cat may start peeing in weird places.
It’s not a disobedience problem. Your cat or dog just can’t get to the bathroom fast enough.
How to Clear Up a UTI
If you believe your cat or dog is suffering from a UTI, take your pet to the vet ASAP.
Your vet will do a urinalysis test to determine if your pet has an infection. If your pet does have an infection, your vet will most likely prescribe your cat or dog antibiotics as a UTI treatment.
If your pet commonly gets UTI infections, a medication called D-mannose can help. It works to control infections by dehydrating bacteria and reducing inflammation in the bladder wall.
D-mannose can be bought online in my store and is safe for both cats and dogs.
Feeding your cat or dog all-natural pet food diets like The Original CrockPET Diet® is also a great way to prevent UTI's from occurring. The moisture in fresh meats and veggies helps dilute your pet’s urine and is one of the bets natural remedies for all sorts of issues.
Diluted urine prevents crystals and stones from developing in the bladder.
An all-natural diet also helps prevent inflammation, which makes your pet feel better and also makes it harder for your pet’s bladder to become infected.
Bladder Control and Arthritis
When your pet begins having out of character accidents in your home, the last thing that probably crosses your mind is arthritis.
But incontinence due to arthritis is more common than you’d think. Especially when your cat or dog has arthritis in their legs or spine.
Regardless of whether your pet is male or female, they have to squat to some extent in order to pee.
But when your pet squats and a surge of arthritis pain hits your cat or dog, the potty break is going to be short-lived and they can begin leaking urine.
This causes your cat or dog to never fully empty his bladder. So even if you think your pet has done his business, he may still have the urge to go.
How to Ease Arthritis Pain
With proper care, arthritis pain is easy to manage in both young and old pets. And once you can alleviate back or leg pain, your pet should have an easier time using the restroom outdoors where she is supposed to.
One thing I recommend doing to relieve pain is acupuncture.
Pet acupuncture works by stimulating specific anatomic sites—commonly referred to as acupoints in your cat or dog’s body.
Once these points are stimulated, a natural healing process begins in the body and helps relieve the pain your pet might be experiencing.
Go to tcvm.com to find a practitioner near you.
On top of acupuncture, I recommend ArthriEase Gold, a supplement designed to relieve arthritis pain in your pet.
It works by combining several pain-fighting, natural ingredients to help reduce pain and inflammation in the muscles and joints.
Bladder Control and Pet Aging
Last but not least, your pet’s bladder control problems, such as an overactive bladder, might simply be due to natural aging.
Pets are just like humans. As we get older, we begin to lose control of certain different bodily functions.
Deteriorated bladder control due to aging is incredibly common in spayed female cats and dogs.
This is especially true if your female pet ever had a litter of puppies or kittens.
Males pets can experience bladder control problems such as an overactive bladder, so if you have a male cat or dog with incontinence issues, age could very well be the problem.
Bladder Control Options for Older Pets
Unfortunately, unlike UTIs and arthritis pain, there isn’t a magical pill we can give our elderly pets to make incontinence issues due to aging instantly go away.
There is, however, a supplement called Vet Classics Bladder Support that I highly recommend using. This supplement is designed to help your pet maintain healthy bladder control and normal urination.
It’s also infused with cranberry to help prevent your pet from developing unnecessary UTI infections.
This supplement is so good that I recommend it to any owner whose dog or cat are suffering from any of the bladder control problems we’ve already discussed.
Regularly giving this supplement will help you support your pet's bladder functions no matter what he or she is going through.