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    LKG
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    DefaultSpay Induced Incontinence

    Sorry if this was posted already, my computer crashed mid-post....

    Hi all:

    Last week I woke up to Daisy licking herself in the middle of the night. I sat up and realized that she was laying in a pool of pee and was licking to try to clean herself up. I was surprised as she is housetrained and always wakes me up if she has to go in the middle of the night. I cleaned everything up and brushed it off as an accident.

    Anyways, this week it happened again! I was concerned so I took her to the vet thinking maybe she had a UTI. The test was clean and the vet believes she has spay induced incontinence. This means Daisy's estrogen levels are low and she suggested I try feeding her a few teaspoons of tofu a day as a natural source of estrogen. I have been feeding the tofu for 3 days and she has peed every night!!! I know there are other estrogen supplements & daily medications, but I would rather find a natural source with fewer side effects if possible.

    Does anybody have any experience with this problem and if so, what did you do to fix it?? I have changed her food relatively recently (she was having runny poops on Solid Gold Wolf King so I switched to Innova... regular, not Evo). The vet it was a small possibility it was the food change, but very unlikely. Please help!! Cleaning up in the middle of the night is getting old and I feel sooooooo bad for Daisy as I know it's not her fault!!

    Thanks!

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    DefaultRe: Spay Induced Incontinence

    How old was your girl when she was spayed? Had she had her first heat?

    I have never dealt with spay induced incont. only with a senior who had it sporadically and I never medicated her because back then the drugs were for life.

    There is a drug called (I think) Proin for incontinence you can ask your vet about.

    I would do some searching though for natural supplements for this. Try calling a health food store. Just be careful if they recommend herbs - you should clear that with a holistic vet first.

    Prayers you can get this under control. I know how you feel for your baby - she feels guilty and its only an accident.


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    DefaultRe: Spay Induced Incontinence

    Oooops I forgot to add that... she was spayed at 6months.

    Thanks for the suggestions. I am still hopefuly that the tofu will work, but I will likely try a health food storte too.

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    DefaultRe: Spay Induced Incontinence

    My 2 year old lab has spay induced incontinence as well. She was spayed at 6 months also. She has been on PPA for 6 months now (pill twice a day) and she has no problems...no more leaking and no side effects.

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    DefaultRe: Spay Induced Incontinence

    Thanks for the reply... I've now been feeding the tofu regularly and it seems to have almost cured the problem. I did try to cut back to every second day but then she had an accident this past weekend :-\.... Since I can't seem to find anything saying tofu has any realy negative effects, I'll continue with this for the short term at least!

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    DefaultRe: Spay Induced Incontinence

    Thats really interesting. It must be because Tofu is soy. A holistic vet could tell you if its okay for long term. And you probably could get some type of soy in a supplement form as well.

    The only thing I have heard and follow - is to stay away from soy in dog foods but I think that is partly because it is in there as a filler.

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