Loss of Bladder Control

The cat or dog has an involuntary loss of urine, this lack or loss of bladder control in pets is also referred to as urinary incontinence. This condition can occur in dogs and cats. Although, it’s most likely to affect middle-aged to senior dogs and cats and is more common in large breeds. A common risk factor for involuntary loss of urine in dog and cats is obesity and neutering. Take your pet to the vet to obtain the proper diagnosis and treatments of loss of bladder control.

Loss of Bladder Control

How to Recognize

Your pet may urinate in frequent, small amounts, and may have wet fur around its bum. Your dog may pee inside or your cat may pee outside of its litter box.


A hormonal imbalance, spinal injury, obesity or simply old age may be the cause of loss of bladder control. A UTI, prostate disorder, kidney disease, or diabetes may also be the cause.


Your veterinarian will try to find the cause of loss of bladder control. Your pet can be tested for a UTI using a urine sample.


Your veterinarian may provide you with a medication to your pet control his/her bladder.

Loss of Bladder Control Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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