Will a fifteen-year-old Maltese dog begin having trouble holding urine?


As dogs age, their urethral sphincters start losing tone and begin to weaken, which leads to leaking. This is often seen in elderly female dogs who are spayed, and is called urinary sphincter incompetence.

Updated on March 13, 2018

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Why Is My Senior Dog Suddenly Scared of Going Outside?
By Adrienne Janet Farricelli