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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Can anyone advise on incontinence pads/pants, seems to be a minefield and I need something for night time. Cleo is on propalin but also now on steroids so is drinking more. Daytime is ok, it's at night we need help
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry to hear about Cleo, I can't help with the incontinence pads but have you tried Incurin? It's a replacement hormone so can only be used for spayed bitches but it is very effective. CSJ 'Hold it' has good reviews so may be worth a try too.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You might like to try putting something on the floor where she sleeps instead of actual pads on her. When they are on high doses of steroids they can be more susceptible to infection so do not want to add to troubles with a urine infection.

I have found these to be effective for putting on the floor, or even in her bed.

You can wash and dry these easily : https://www.incontinencesupermarket.co.uk/primacare-washable-bed-pad

There are also these: http://www.petmountain.com/product/dog-housetraining-aids/11442-517367/simple-solution-training-pads-for-puppies-and-adult-dogs.html

Other places sell them I just clicked on the first sites I came to.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

My dear Cracker suffered from this problem and was put on Propalin too, but I was just not happy with it, so changed vets, and the new one immediately took her off the P and put her on Incurin. The difference was striking and she remained on a half tablet for the next 10 years of her life with no leaking at all. She was a much happier dog as she hated 'leaking'.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry to hear about your Cleo, more and more spayed female dogs seem to become incontinent these days... Crying or Very sad All my friends here who have incontinent bitches use Incurin with great success. However, it has been out of stock in France for the last few months, for some reason nobody seems to understand, so French vets have been advising their patients to use the humain equivalent which can be bought from chemists'. A friend of mine orders it from an English online pharmacy as it seems to be still available there... Good luck to you and Cleo!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you all for your replies - it was my mom Janice that posted the question and it has been really helpful. We will speak to the vet tomorrow to see if we can give her some other medication. Cleo says thank you too! Lots of love xxx

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Sarah - as others have said Incurin is good for incontinence. Our Maddie became incontinent after being spayed aged 9. The vet put her on Propalin and when this started to become less effective he recommended Incurin . We used both for the rest of her life (aged over 15) We would swap between the two as and when it became necessary.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks again everyone - Cleo isn't spayed so we don't think she can have incurin but we have called the vet to ask if there is anything else we can use. Thank you all for your advice x

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Can I ask what Cleo is on steroids for? Is it a low dose or high dose? If it is a high dose this will cause her to drink more and then leak more. Hopefully if it is a high dose then she will be weaned down and so you should see a lessening in the leaking and then hopefully back to normal.

It might be best to wait until she finishes the steroids before changing to another drug or even adding more medication. If she is on steroids because she is unwell it is probably best not to chance complicating matters.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

She has just been diagnosed with Lymphoma - she is 14.5 so has been given the steroids to slow it down. She was only given them last week so 4 per day for the first week reducing down to 3 ongoing. She already has propalin so hopefully it may slow down a bit as the dosage is reduced. XX

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