Natural Dog Incontinence Remedies

Natural remedies for dogs with urinary incontinence involves the use of herbs and homeopathic remedies to support bladder control and normal urine flow. There are some effective natural products which you can find at the end of this page that can be used to help an incontinent dog.

There are quite a few possible causes of urinary incontinence in dogs, such as hormone deficiency, bladder stones and other kidney and bladder problems, old age, and more. Therefore, it is important that we get a proper diagnosis from our veterinarian to find out the root cause of the incontinence. If a root cause can be identified and treated, then the problem of incontinence will go away.

For dogs who are suffering from urinary incontinence due to hormone deficiency, old age, stress, or some birth defects, natural remedies can be used as a complementary treatment for the problem. These remedies include the use of herbs and homeopathy.

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Herbal Remedies for Dog Incontinence

Long-term use of some tonic herbs that strengthen and support the function of the bladder's smooth mucles can be effective in treating incontinence in dogs. Some such tonic herbs include:

  • Corn Silk: This herb is effective for chronic urinary problems, especially chronic urinary incontinence. It contains mucilage and has astringent properties. It supports normal flow of urine because it can tighten and strengthen the bladder lining and smooth-muscle tissues of the urinary tract.
  • Saw Palmetto: This herb also supports bladder control by strengthening and nourishing the smooth-muscle tissues of the urinary tract. In addition, it strengthens the prostate and normalizes sex hormone levels.
  • Oatstraw: Oatstraw contains estrogenic compounds and can help stimulate hormonal production in the body.
  • Wild Yam: This herb has anti-inflammatory properties and may help resolve urinary tract issues. Also, similar to oatstraw, wild yam has been found to have hormone-normalizing effects.
  • Plantain: Plantain is widely used for various urinary ailments. It has anti-inflammatory effects on mucuous membranes.
  • Other tonic herbs: Other tonic herbs that are effective for incontinence include horsetail, uva ursi, marshmallow, yarrow, and rashberry leaf.

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Homeopathic Remedies

If your veterinarian has ruled out the fact that your dog's incontinence is caused by other ailments, you may want to work with a holistic vet to try using homeopathic remedies to treat the "leaky problem". The most commonly used homeopathic remedies for incontinence are:


If your dog leaks urine when she is walking, this remedy is appropriate.


This remedy is effective for soothing irritation of the mucous membranes. It supports the urinary bladder and the urethra and is beneficial for dogs with frequent urges to urinate.


This remedy is a good choice for incontinence due to old age and muscle weakness.


Equisetum (the herbal equivalent is Horsetail), which is a tissue healing astringent, is useful for dogs with a dull aching in the bladder.

Ferrum Phosphoricum

This remedy is especially well known for its effect on infections, especially in their early stages.


Your dog needs this remedy if she has a very weak urethral sphincter muscle (a sphincter is a circular muscle at the end of the urethra. It restricts urine flow.).

Dogs with weak sphincter muscles spill urine easily, especially when they are excited, or when they are sleeping or resting.


If you suspect that your dog's leaky problem is due to stress or emotional problems, try this remedy.

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Natural Products

Here are some good natural products that you may want to consider if your dog is suffering from urinary incontinence:

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Excellent Dog Incontinence Products

This formula contains a synergistic combination of ingredients including bladder-support herbs (such as corn silk, saw palmetto). It helps support your dog's bladder health and is an ideal remedy for spayed and senior dogs to help them maintain bladder control.

This formula is a unique combination of herbal extracts and homeopathic ingredients and is effective for relief of frequent urination that is caused by excitement, physical exertion, UTIs (urinary tract infections), or aging.

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