How To: Express a disabled dog's bladder

Express a disabled dog's bladder

How to Express a disabled dog's bladder

This is an example on how to express the disabled dog's bladder. Prop the dog in a standing position with their feet flat on the ground. Either place the dog facing you or facing away from you. In this video, you will see the dog face the woman, as it works best for expressing her dog in that direction. Males should be faced away from you, as you do not want to have him urinate on you. Place both of your hands on the sides of the bladder. Keep in mid the bladder is known to move. The bladder is located directly under the dog's hind legs. The bladder should feel like a swollen area, or a balloon. Your hands should form an upside down triangle around the bladder, with the tips of both hands nearly touching. Your fingers should be placed close together and appear flattened. Press firmly and hold for several seconds. Once the bladder starts expressing, don't stop in midstream, but continue pressure until you feel that you got the last drop. You should try the process a few times to make sure you empty the bladder completely, as urinary tract infection can result from unexpressed urine.

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There are a number of ways to express the bladder. Find the method that works for you. Best is to first get a demo from your vet first to know the correct pressure to apply. For more methods and tips including how to express for poop:
http://www.dodgerslist.com/literature/Expressing.htm

ok my female pug got ran over saturday morning and i havnt been able to get her to use the pott poop or pee i tryed expressing her bladde for the first time and she still would not go what is there i could do to make her more comfortable about his can you please help me

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