I have an 18mth old female lab with a history of bladder infections as a puppy currently with an incontinence problem. Recent urine test showed no sign of bladder infection. The vet has prescribed Proin. Will she have to take this the rest of her life? What would cause such a young dog to have this problem? It is possible that she may outgrow this? Could this be corrected with surgery?
Although there are many diferent causes for incontinece the most common cause I see in female dogs is spay incontinece. Some causes include low estrogen levels and the formation of adhesions after surgery. In a young dog I would also screen for Ectoptic Ureters. This is a congenital urthral malformation. Treatment for spay incontinece is usually with estrogen replacement or pronin. Vetcare