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Dog Urinary Incontinence

…ages, incontinence is subject to become an issue. Urinary incontinence rarely occurs in young dogs. There have also been instances where male dogs developed incontinence due to prostate problems. It is rare to see this condition caused by a hereditary or congenital abnormality. In some older dogs the cause may be attributed to polyps or tumors within the bladder. Also, any injury to the nerves going to the bladder can cause incontinence to…

Cat Broken Tails

…damage can be the first sign of a broken tail.Symptoms and Diagnosis Some signs of a broken tail include: tail dragging, inability to hold the tail high, dribbling of urine, dilated anal sphincter with possible fecal incontinence, and decreased motor function or uncoordinated movement of the hind legs. There might also be a loss of sensation in the tail or a painful tail head (where the tail connects to the body). A radiograph can usually show a…

Dog Prostate Cancer

…pet suffering from symptoms such as blood in the urine, incontinence, , , or unusual tiredness? If so, your dog might have prostate cancer. The symptoms of dog prostate cancer are fairly general. and , this is also another sign of prostate cancer. Once prostate cancer starts, it becomes more difficult for the dog to control their bladder and they often have problems with incontinence. If your dog is house trained, then this is usually the first…

Cat Prostate Cancer

Is your cat suffering from symptoms such as blood in the urine, incontinence, , , or unusual tiredness? If so, your cat might have prostate cancer. Although prostate cancer is one of the rarer diseases in cats, you should still go to your vet and get the necessary tests done to verify whether or not this is the problem that your cat is experiencing. Signs and Symptoms The symptoms of cat prostate cancer are fairly general. and are two of the…

Dog Hemivertebrae - Butterfly Vertebrae

…deviation of the spine may be small and not immediately apparent. If the vertebral column is twisted so that the spinal cord becomes compressed, the dog will display neurological symptoms which include weak rear limbs and incontinence. An X-ray of the spine can usually confirm the presence of deformed vertebrae, while more advanced imaging (such as MRI or CT) might be needed to see if the spinal cord is being compressed by the bones.Treatment In…

Marijuana Intoxication

…body temperature, respiratory depression and somnolence (drowsiness). Marijuana Intoxication can depress the nervous system and bring regurgitation and vomiting. Other signs may include agitation, vocalization, urinary incontinence, diarrhea, hypersalivation, seizures, tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and coma. In some cases, death can occur. Toxicity research in canines reports that oral doses of delta 9-THC and delta 8-THC ranging from 3000 to…

Dog Sterilization

…a surgery but this usually subsides within a few days and the long term benefits of sterilization warrant the side effects. Some castrated dogs will also suffer from weakness of the urinary sphincter, causing mild incontinence, but with time and medication these effects are minimized. Another side effect post-sterilization is weight gain. For this reason, diet needs to be closely monitored. As one would expect, dogs tend to loose some of their…

Caring for a Paralyzed Animal

…animal at least once weekly. Some veterinarians will even recommend using baby wipes to regularly clean your pet’s genitals and anus. You will also want to protect the area where your pet sleeps. Because they become incontinent, it is recommended that you lay some kind of protection over your carpeting or flooring in the area where your pet sleeps. Alternatively, there are dog diapers available and you may want to use these to prevent messes.…

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