Acupuncture for incontinent dog?

gertie4902gertie4902 Posts: 1Member
Hi,
Our Boston terrier, Wally, started being incontinent (pee and poop) about 2 months ago. He is almost 13. He has had numerous tests and been on several meds ... yesterday we saw a specialist, who said the nerves that control bladder and renal function aren't working and he might also have colon problems (he has had X-rays and ultrasound, she wants to do colonoscopy and MRI). We don't feel comfortable having his sedated, plus any finding would likely result in surgery and more sedation. He also has arthritis and will be going back on Rimadyl once he's weaned off Prednisone. He's also on special diet. My question to the group: Should we try acupuncture? Thanks.

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  • Sandy_Kramer_etcSandy_Kramer_etc BangorPosts: 108,902Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    My thought is if you can afford it then try it.   Also might want to consider massages and maybe even water therapy.   Small dogs age a little slower then big dogs so a 13 old boston would be about 11 for a big dog.   Our husky is 11 and just had surgery with no issues so don't discount the x-rays and ultrasound if the acupuncture does not help

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