My Dog incontinence .. more INFORMATION
UPDATE... 12/2/19 INCONTINENCE after surgery.....
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lack of voluntary control over urination or defecation.
"causes of urinary incontinence"
lack of self-restraint.
"the emotional incontinence of modern society"
After surgery of this type (anal gland removal in dogs) it is NORMAL for the dogs to experience incontinence of bowel movement... this should last a week to ten days per the Surgeon. REASON: The anal area experiences a TEMPORARY PARALYSIS of the muscles that move to help a dog poop. And with paralysis of anal muscles = that results in involuntary continence.
REMEMBER: After a dog eats food... it takes 30 min to 8 hrs to defecate.
so rather than feeding tiny portions of food thru out the day (as I was doing for my dogs so they wont strain their stitches in that area ... feeding tiny portions resulted in tiny desires to poop thru out the day and that resulted in the POODLE's TREMBLING of his body trying to control the urge to poop and whinning and trying to lick the anal area, poor baby ...
Surgeon also said: The portion size you feed you dog, feed him HALF now during the healing process.
Example: if the usual portion is a CUP of food, then feed him a 1.2 cup of food.
** TO elevate my baby's all day struggle and STRESS of trying to control the poop = I will be feeding ONCE per day to help normalize the body's desire to poop and then WALK the dogs outside as movement (exercise) and smelling other dogs in the grass HELPS my dogs to be inspire to poop. That is what I will be doing today Tuesday 12/03/19 after seeing and feeling my dog's body TREMBLE trying to control an involuntary incontinence, poor baby. so I am praying feeding them ONCE per day will help normalize poop time or the lessen the FREQUENCY of the desire to poop in my poodle. (My terrier is behaving like he never had surgery... his recovery time was quick. he is not completely healed yet as it takes 14 days to heal but at least he is NOT going thru trembling and discomfort)
I learned from my surgeon and watching it is me or the dog videos from the trainer that dogs NEED consistency in feeding time AND walking time.
Surgery date: 11/30/19 = day after Thanksgiving
8:15am = feed the dogs
it is 9am = time to walk the dogs at the park