Whats the difference with propalin and incurin?
I think im gonna put my 3 year old boxer on either of these tablets for spay incontinence, has anyone had any good or bad experiences with their dogs been on either, thanks
Posted 2 years ago in Incontinence by Anonymous
propalin (also called Proin) is non-hormone based it is actually the same active ingredient that was at one time used as a decongestant for humans (pulled for increased stroke risk in humans, not a known issue in dogs). The drug acts to tighten the sphincter muscles. Incurin is the new medication that just came out this year. It is a hormone based treatment that is similar to DES, which I understand has been harder to get in recent years. My experience is only with Proin (as my hormone incontinent dog is male) and the results have been good, with for me no negative side effects. Any treatment is going to have potential negative side effects. I would recommend reviewing them yourself and with your vet. My concern with any hormone based treatment (and a known issue with DES) is the potential for bone marrow suppression. You should note however it is fairly common in females, particularly those that are hormone incontinent at a fairly young age, to ultimately need a combination of Proin and a hormone based treatment to fully stop the incontinence
Dogs are sometimes unable to control their bladder activity, a medical condition that is often caused by an impaired bladder, or from an obstruction in the bladder. Obesity is a common risk factor for incontinence in dogs. The veterinarian will review and address the causes for the incontinence, so that a treatment plan can be appropriately prescribed. If the condition can be treated with medication, there are several options available. Most dogs suffering from incontinence will respond well to medications and will have a full recovery. There are currently no known preventative measures for this medical condition.
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