Urinary-Incontinence in Dogs

Canine Urinary Incontinence Causes in Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the Bladder and Kidney energetic systems are paired and connected together as the Water Element in our bodies. As with humans, incontinence in dogs belongs to a pattern called "Kidney Deficiency" and has two main patterns of imbalance leading to incontinence: Kidney Yang Deficiency, and Kidney Yin Deficiency

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As you can learn in this related article: Yin-Yang Theory Chinese Medicine, Yin and Yang are interdependent on each other and both Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang Deficiency are often seen together which is sometimes loosely referred to as "Kidney Qi Deficiency"; in this case you would use a half dose of both formulas. The main symptoms and signs are listed below. While it is not necessary for your pet to have all of the symptoms listed to indicate one pattern of imbalance or another, you would look for several in a category.

Urinary incontinence is common in aging dogs; this is because Kidney Deficiency naturally worsens as humans or dogs age. It can be a challenging situation as families have to decide if they can manage having a pet in the house that cannot control where and when it urinates. It is sometimes a contributing factor to having a dog put down prematurely. 

While Chinese tonic herbs are not a quick fix, they can extend the quality of life for your trusted family pet and companion. If you are dealing with an old dog, you may find that she requires tonic herbs through the end of her life to help maintain vitality and wellness.

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