Urine dribbling or leakage is common in older dogs, especially female dogs and is commonly treated with prescription medications such as Proin or Incurin. Proin is generally safe in most dogs at recommended dosages. Incurin is a synthetic hormone and more health risks are possible with this medication.
Urine dribbling is commonly caused by loss of control of the bladder sphincter, but it is important to rule out other causes such as urinary tract infection, bladder stones, bladder cancer, etc.
Acupuncture can be very effective in treating urine dribbling / leakage once more serious causes have been ruled out. Tiny needles are placed in specific acupuncture points which help balance the body’s energy and give strength back to the bladder. The goal is to help resolve the urinary leakage and hopefully reduce the amount of prescription medications or get off them all together. Maintenance acupuncture is often required either monthly or as needed.