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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…

Dog Sterilization

…as there has been 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…

Marijuana Intoxication

…in 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…

Cat Broken Tails

…the proper function of the urinary bladder, large intestine, and anal sphincter. Since external injury may not be immediately apparent, the malfunction of these organs as a result of nerve 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…

Caring for a Paralyzed Animal

…for the average person. Still, if you have the time to devote to your paralyzed pet, there are a number of care considerations you must make. Because paralysis of animals typically affects their rear two legs, bowel and urinary control is often lost. Grooming becomes very difficult and your pet will rely on you to maintain cleanliness. A paralyzed animal must be bathed frequently in order to ensure that not only your pet but your household remain…

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