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Urinary Incontinence

Cats that are unable to willfully control their urination habits are said to be suffering from incontinence. Pets with urinary incontinence might simply urinate spontaneously without warning, or might drip urine continuously throughout the day.

Inappropriate urination while sleeping is another common complaint. Dermatitis in the genital and hind-leg regions can also be seen as a result of incontinence and urine scalding in these areas.

The potential causes of urinary incontinence are numerous; as a result, a proper veterinary workup is essential to obtain a correct diagnosis.

Spinal trauma, anatomical changes or irritation caused by inherited defects, infections, tumors, urinary calculi, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus can all be underlying causes of incontinence.