Canine Addison's Disease FAQ
Q. My dog is peeing all over the place, even when asleep!!! What can I do??
"Estrogen incontinence" gets its name because when a bitch is spayed
or gets older, her sphincter muscle loses tone due to the loss of
estrogen in her body.
Since the adrenal glands do provide a small amount of
estrogen, even a spayed bitch may not have any problems with leaking
until she gets of a certain maturity; however, a spayed AD bitch gets hit with a
double whammy: no ovaries and no functional adrenals ...therefore, she can
develop a problem in that area (especially when she's completely relaxed, as
Vets usually prescribe either DES (estrogen replacement) or
what used-to-be-PPA-now-pseudoephedrine (Sudafed). In fact, my daughter's MALE
rottie was prescribed PPA for incontinence last month.
These drugs improve
the integrity of the sphincter and stop the bed-wetting.
(courtesy Bobbie Marie)
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