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Incontinence in speyed bitch - has anyone used Propalin syrup?

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JustBeingJuliet Tue 10-Nov-15 11:37:53

7.5 yo speyed bitch has been a little bit dribbly for a while but it's suddenly got worse and she's waking up in a puddle two or three times a day sad I've not been medicating until now, as we're all hard floors and it's not been a major problem to run the mop round, but now it's causing her distress and I'm concerned about her getting sore. I've been giving her corn silk as I'd read it is good for incontinence, but it's not made a jot of difference.

The vet has discussed Propalin syrup - my friend used this with her old dog and it made her dog jittery and snappy and she had to stop it, so I'm a bit concerned. The vet said it does sometimes cause change in behaviour.

Has anyone had any experience of this drug? We're at the vets later this week.

darwin Tue 10-Nov-15 14:10:28

Hi, it didn't make any difference in our dog, and stopped her constant dribbling.

Costacoffeeplease Tue 10-Nov-15 14:29:49

We used it on one of our elderly dogs, years ago, and it worked well for quite a while

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 10-Nov-15 15:14:31

There are three different products for incontinence on the market Propalin, incur in and enurace. Honestly it is a horses for courses situation different dogs do well on different medications and only trial and error sorts it out.
One of the nice things about Propalin is that as a liquid you can titrate down to the lowest effective dose. The others are tablets so it's not so easy.
I have patients taking all three, though I tend to try incurin first as in my hands it seems to be the one that suits the larger number of dogs.

NCISaddict Tue 10-Nov-15 15:24:27

Used it for one of mine and it worked really well and made no difference to her behaviour. I titrated the dose down and only had to give it every few days for it to work.

sulee Tue 10-Nov-15 18:05:54

I used this for my dog and it was great with no side effects

BatteryOperatedBoyfriend Tue 10-Nov-15 18:08:39

We use this on our Lab, she shows no side effects. We try and use the least possible that we can get away with. By trial and error over time.

JustBeingJuliet Tue 10-Nov-15 23:14:27

Fab! Thank you all. I'll give it a go I think smile What sort of price is it?

asilverraindrop Wed 11-Nov-15 09:38:25

the other thing about spayed bitch incontinence is that it is very often worsened by being overweight. I have one patient, a big gundog, whose weight fluctuates by about 3 kg - she needs propalin when she's at her heaviest, but not when she's at her lightest. Obviously this may not apply to your dog, OP, but ask your vet if she is on the plump side, and if so, losing weight may make all the difference.

JustBeingJuliet Wed 11-Nov-15 20:44:30

She's about the heaviest the vet says she should be, but not particularly overweight. She was a couple of kg heavier but I've been working hard to get it off her. She piled on weight after being speyed and being on steroids for something and it's been a battle to get it off her again! She's a poodle X border collie, about the same size as a large springer spaniel, and weighs 15kg.

fuckweasel Wed 11-Nov-15 20:53:08

Used it very successfully with post-spaying incontinence. No side effects.

Migrant2 Sat 28-Nov-15 09:29:03

We are having great success with it and down to 25% of the original dose now. I did find out that human Sudafed also works so that could be an option too

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