What are Bladder Control Problems?
So your beloved pet has had yet another "accident" indoors – perhaps it’s time to explore possible underlying problems that could be causing loss of cat or dog bladder control. Some bladder control problems are caused by serious conditions that need treatment, while others may be due to the age and temperament of your pet.
Small puppies and kittens do not have mature bladders and so accidents are likely to occur during potty training. Even a trained puppy might have the occasional accident as their bladders are only mature from about 6 months. If however, your perfectly house-trained pet starts urinating in the house, then it is advisable to seek veterinary attention.
What Causes Bladder Control Problems?
There are a number of conditions and factors that can cause loss of bladder control including:
Help for Bladder Control Problems
After the underlying condition has been treated, natural herbal and homeopathic remedies can go a long way in helping to relieve the symptom of poor bladder control and provide natural feline and canine bladder control. There a number of herbal and homeopathic ingredients that work to increase bladder strength, reduce incontinence and improve the over all health of the urinary system.
For example, the homeopathic remedy, Cantharis has a long history of use for the treatment of bladder problems, including cystitis, burning during urination, and bladder control issues. Another natural cure for bladder control in dogs and cats is causticum, as it is often used to treat weakness and paralysis of the muscles and nerves within the bladder.
Equisetum arvense is another natural ingredient that can help stop uncontrolled urinating, and improve bladder control in your pet as it has a very beneficial effect on the urinary tract and prostate and can help to maintain the tone of the walls of the bladder and urethra and promote healthy bladder functioning. Lastly, Ferrum phos can be used successfully to reduce incidents of incontinence and "dribbles" from the bladder.