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Dr. B.
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13 year old spayed developed urinary incontinence treated

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13 year old spayed bitch developed urinary incontinence treated with Propalin (3 x doses per day) and after removal of mammary tumour in January has had some separation anxiety believe it to be a reaction to Propalin. She was a rescue just skin and bone when we had her and we have had to deal with all her problems successfully so far!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

I am sorry to hear that CoCo has developed separation anxiety. Now this is not considered to be a normal side effect of this drug. More often it has been linked to irritability, aggression, and restlessness in dogs.

Still if she is a shy dog, this may be how she reacts to the drug's effects. In that case, I would suggest speaking to her vet about an alternative that she may tolerate better. One example that I often use for dogs that do not get on with Propalin is called Incurin (Product Details - download). It has not had reports of effects on behavior and may be a better option for your lass. So, if she is acting out character on the Propalin, an alternative may be the best step for her.


I hope this information is helpful.

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All the best,

Dr. B.

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