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 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.
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.
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.
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.