Question by  jh (138)

Is there anything that can be done about a weak sphincter in dogs?


Answer by  BlueCatMandoo (66)

As dogs age they can lose control of bladder functions. In spayed girls "spay incontinence" may be at fault. Removal of the uterus eliminates the estrogen hormone, causing the bladder sphincter to lose muscle tone. A vet visit for estrogen tablets might fix the problem. That and investing in absorbent and washable pads for bedding to help with accident clean-up.


Answer by  worker719385 (69)

The weak sphincter may be treated with : add a comment


Answer by  mb (5482)

You can try feeding the dog a higher protein diet so that he or she has more firm stools. This will help improve muscle tone.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

Your vet can definitely prescribe something, but there are tons of options if you'd prefer to go the homeopathic route. For instance; Saw Palmetto, Wild Yam, Plantain, etc.


Answer by  hulmer (1067)

In some cases, yes. Some veterinarians are able to prescribe a medication to aide your dog who has "accidents." Please check with your veterinarian.


Answer by  rogera (788)

There are many ways to go with this. A weak sphincter can be treated with antibiotics to rule out infections, Estrogen from your vet can also be used, and if you prefer the homeopathic route they have corn silk, saw palmetto,plantine,wild yam and other pills that can help the animal.A higher protein diet may also help with strengthening the animal.


Answer by  Skippy97 (28)

You can try a regular vet and they can check for infections and try hormones and steroids to help. The other option is to use a holistic vet as they have alternative treatments that might also help.


Answer by  worker2173 (173)

There are many natural remedies that can aid in strengthening sphincter muscles in dogs. Examples include corn silk, saw palmetto, and rashberry leaf. For a less natural approach, you can take your dog in for a vet visit and have them put on antibiotics to strengthen sphinter muscles. There are also some homeopathic remedies.


Answer by  doglover87 (15)

If only you could teach dogs how to do rectal clenches and strengthen that sphincter! The first thing to do is ask your vetrenarian what can be done, if anything.


Answer by  usagkthompson (273)

If you are looking for a natural method to help your dog, there are many options such as corn silk, wild yam and plantine. Diets higher in protein may help as well. A Veterinarian may give your dog antibiotics in case of infections. He/she may also give him/her estrogen.


Answer by  Anonymous

We are trying B-12 shots. Hope it helps.

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