Urine-soaked hair on the abdomen or between the rear legs. See Urinary Incontinence. Urine loss in pets, or urinary incontinence, is a condition that occurs frequently in senior cats and dogs as they age. However, there are many other reasons dogs and cats may experience urine loss such as obesity, neutering, urinary tract infections and pressure on the bladder due to some type of mass. Underdeveloped bladders, overactive bladder syndrome, pregnancy and chronic inflammatory disease can lead to urine loss as well.
How to Recognize
If your pet has wet fur around its bum, it is most likely suffering from urine loss. Your dog may pee inside or your cat may pee outside of its litter box. Your pet may urinate in frequent, small amounts.
Causes of Urine Loss
A hormonal imbalance, spinal injury or simply old age may be the cause of urine incontinence. A UTI, prostate disorder, kidney disease, or diabetes may also be the reason for urine loss.
Your veterinarian will try to find the cause of Urine Loss. Your pet can be tested for a UTI using a urine sample.
Treatment for Urine Loss
Your veterinarian may provide you with a medication to control urine loss.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.