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Tips for Managing Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

There are lots of ways to manage urinary incontinence in dogs.

Throughout this blog series, we’ve focused on urinary incontinence in dogs. In our first blog of the series, we touched what causes urinary incontinence, and in our second blog, we talked about the different treatment options available. Getting your dog’s urinary incontinence treated is essential to helping them find long-term relief, but some treatments require some time before they are effective and others require additional interventions for more effective management. That’s why, today, we’ve set out to cover the many ways that you can manage your dog’s urinary incontinence.

Products That Help With Managing Urinary Incontinence

There are a variety of products that can help you manage your dog’s urinary incontinence, including:
  • Puppy Mats: Puppy mats are a Godsend for homes with incontinent dogs. You can place them anywhere, from your dog’s bed to the couch to the carpet, and if you purchase the right ones, like the options from Mednet Direct, you’ll get protection for hours from stains and odors. With puppy mats, cleaning up accidents doesn’t have to be a pain, and you’ll gain the peace of mind in knowing that your home is safe from stains and odors, even if your dog does have an accident.
  • Dog Diapers: For dogs that have accidents frequently or have leaky bladders, a belly band or a diaper may be enough to keep stains and odors at bay. However, if your dog is fully incontinent, a doggy diaper may not provide an adequate amount of protection for your home. In this case, you’ll be better off using both a dog diaper and a pet mat to ensure that your home stays clean.
  • Litter Box: If your dog is smaller, and they just can’t seem to hold it long enough to get through the night or the work day, training them on how to use a litter box may be a great solution.
  • Pet-Stain/Odor Remover: Sometimes, accidents happen, even when you take all of the necessary steps to prevent them. When an accident does occur in your home, a pet-stain/odor remover will help to keep your home free of stains and odors.
  • Black Light: The key to keeping the odors at bay when you have an incontinent dog is to promptly and thoroughly clean up accidents. However, you can only do that if you know exactly where the accidents occur, and you’re bound to miss the occasional accident. A black light will help you spot in undiscovered stains in a jiffy, so that you can treat and remove them.

Now that you know which products can help you successfully manage your dog’s urinary incontinence, it’s time to about more helpful things you can do to make it easier on you and your dog, and to protect your home. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more.

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