For the past few months, my dog has been experiencing some urinary incontinence.
Q. Dear Terry, “For the past few months, my dog has been experiencing some urinary incontinence. She is an older dog and my veterinarian said this can be part of the aging process. I would like to try some natural options before a prescription. Is there anything I can give my dog to help her bladder?” — Mary Jo K., Las Cruces, NM
A. Dear Mary Jo, As our pets age, their bladder can lose its tone because the bladder is a muscular sac. When the bladder loses tone, it can also lose its capacity to hold urine properly. But fortunately, there is a botanical that can help with some of these changes.
To support your dog’s bladder, you may want to consider Angelica archangelica. Also called “Angel’s Herb”, this beautiful plant grows all over Iceland. When it comes to bladder support, for people and pets, this is the single most efficacious botanical I have ever encountered.
Not only does Angelica help to strengthen the bladder muscles, but it also helps increase bladder capacity. That can mean less urinary leakage and dribbling.
I would give your dog this herb once per day.
When choosing a formula, I recommend finding one that features an aqueous (water) extract of Angelica that has been scientifically studied.
Terry . . . Naturally