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Old 11-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Herbal Dog Incontinence Remedies

Long-term use of some tonic herbs that strengthen and support the function of the bladder's smooth mucles can be effective in treating incontinence in dogs. Some such tonic herbs include

  • Corn Silk: This herb is effective for chronic urinary problems, especially chronic urinary incontinence. It contains mucilage and has astringent properties. It supports normal flow of urine because it can tighten and strengthen the bladder lining and smooth-muscle tissues of the urinary tract.
  • Saw Palmetto: This herb also supports bladder control by strengthening and nourishing the smooth-muscle tissues of the urinary tract. In addition, it strengthens the prostate and normalizes sex hormone levels.
  • Oatstraw: Oatstraw contains estrogenic compounds and can help stimulate hormonal production in the body.
  • Wild Yam: This herb has anti-inflammatory properties and may help resolve urinary tract issues. Also, similar to oatstraw, wild yam has been found to have hormone-normalizing effects.
  • Plaintain: Plaintain is widely used for various urinary ailments. It has anti-inflammatory effects on mucuous membranes.
  • Other tonic herbs: Other tonic herbs that are effective for incontinence include horsetail, uva ursi, marshmallow, yarrow, and rashberry leaf.
Homeopathic Dog Incontinence Remedies

If your veterinarian has ruled out the fact that your dog's incontinence is caused by other ailments, you may want to work with a holistic vet to try using homeopathic remedies to treat the "leaky problem". The most commonly used homeopathic remedies for incontinence are:

Bryonia
If your dog leaks urine when she is walking, this remedy is appropriate.

Cantharis This remedy is effective for soothing irritation of the mucous membranes. It supports the urinary bladder and the urethra and is beneficial for dogs with frequent urges to urinate.

Causticum
This remedy is a good choice for incontinence due to old age and muscle weakness.

Equisetum
Equisetum (the herbal equivalent is Horsetail), which is a tissue healing astringent, is useful for dogs with a dull aching in the bladder.

Ferrum Phosphoricum
This remedy is especially well known for its effect on infections, especially in their early stages.

Pulsatilla
Your dog needs this remedy if she has a very weak urethral sphincter muscle (a sphincter is a circular muscle at the end of the urethra. It restricts urine flow.). Dogs with weak sphincter muscles spill urine easily, especially when they are excited, or when they are sleeping or resting.

Kreosotum
If you suspect that your dog's leaky problem is due to stress or emotional problems, try this remedy.



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Hi Sue....as always, love your posts on holistic options. Winnie is an old guy and we've had several incidents in the house now. Where do I find this Causticum and how is it administered.
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Molly I am not that familiar with Homeopathic remedies as much as I am with herbs. I wouldnt want to give you any info that could be harmful. The best bet for the homeopathic remedies is to consult with a trained homeopath. But I did a quick search and found that you can get it at Amazon.com(gotta love that place!)

This link has some more information on incontinence:

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Thanks Sue...yea Amazon is amazing. I think you can buy everything there.
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