Propalin Syrup for Dogs

Propalin Syrup for Dogs
30ml Bottle

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  • 30ml Bottle £15.49
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Propalin is prescribed for bitches which tend to leak urine when relaxed or resting in their bed (sphincter mechanism incontinence or SME). This is a condition which is fairly common in spayed bitches of certain breeds (mostly tail-docked breeds) though it can occur in other situations. Often the incontinence develops a long while after spaying. Propalin acts to stimulate more tone in the muscles at the exit to the bladder, so that passive leaking is less likely to occur. Initially a full dose of Propalin needs to be given three times daily. This works best if given with a small amount of food on an empty tummy. Once the urine leaking has been brought under control, which can take a few days, many bitches remain continent even if the frequency and dose of Propalin is reduced.

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Urinary incontinence can affect dogs of both sexes, at any age, and if you find that your dog is leaving behind “wet spots” in their bed or in random places in the house, then propalin could be the answer. This involuntary loss of ability to control urine can be very stressful for both dog and owner, but the condition is eminently treatable with propalin, which can be bought online at VioVet, your trusted online pet retailer.

Dogs affected by urinary incontinence will dribble or leak urine, often while asleep, and although there is no cure, the condition can be effectively managed. Propalin is safe and easy to use, and works by strengthening the muscle tone at the neck of the bladder to prevent the accidental leakage of urine. The treatment comes in the form of a chewable tablet or a syrup that can be disguised in your dog’s food. Results are seen fast, and improvements in your dog’s condition can usually be seen in the first week

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Reviews (70)

Summary of Reviews for Propalin Syrup for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
70 out of 70 (100%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (51 reviews)
4 stars (19 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Bladder weakness
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By on 22 July 2021

I noticed our 9 year old Springer occasionally smelt of wee and Mentioned it to the vet. She said it was quite common with older spayed bitches and prescribed Poppy Propalin Syrup. She has two small doses a day and it controls the problem very well.

Customer recommends this product

55 No more accidents during sleep
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By on 17 June 2021

Excellent product, sorted out a 16 year olds urinary incontinence whilst asleep in a matter of days. She used to wake up confused at being wet & mortified when she realised it was she who did it. no more regular cleaning for me & no more embarrassment for her.

Customer recommends this product

55 Inconvenience stopped
Verified Purchase

By on 6 June 2021

Great product has stopped my girls incontinence

Customer recommends this product

45 Life saver
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By on 4 February 2021

Without Propalin syrup life would be difficult.Our GSD was so incontinent.
Now under vets supervision she just gets on with her life.

Customer recommends this product

45 Propalin
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By on 21 July 2020

It seems to do the job, and that’s all I ask.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Propalin Syrup for Dogs, including answers from our team.

18 May 2022 at 2:06pm

Giving the medication


Hi, my dog refuses to take the medication directly from syringe into mouth. Can you mix with treats or water?

  • VioVet Staff

The datasheet for this medication states that 'the absorption rate is increased if the product is administered to fasted dogs.'
This means that the dose frequency or amount may need to be increased if you start giving it with food and you have previously not been giving it with food. It is advised to contact your vet for more information on dosing as any changes should be run past them.

28 April 2022 at 8:23am

When to dose?


My dog only wets at night. Vet has told me to dose twice a day. Should I give her one dose mid afternoon and one at bed time? I’ve read it doesn’t last long in the body so if the problem only occurs through the night it doesn’t make sense to dose her in the morning does it?we have had 4 dry nights but last night she wet ….just read it should be on an empty tummy but need advice on when to dose please.

  • VioVet Staff

If your vet has advised twice daily dosing then this means every 12 hours. The medication can be dosed three times daily (every 8 hours) at a lower volume but whichever is most appropriate depends on your pet. It is important you follow the dosing guidelines your vet has stated in line with the datasheet, if not dosing according to these then the medication may not work as intended. If you wish to change the dose then you should only do this alongside your vets advice.

29 December 2021 at 7:10pm

Shelf life of propalin

Denise Morris

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

how long after opening can propalin be used

  • VioVet Staff

The shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging is 3 months, unless the expiry date on the bottle itself is before this in which case follow the expiry date.

13 June 2021 at 11:10am

Side effects


My dog is on .8 Propalin 3 times a day. She has gone off her food and is having loose motions. My vet said that the anorexia is good because she is overweight. I am convinced otherwise.

  • VioVet Staff

The datahsheet for this product states the following regarding side effects:

In healthy dogs, no side effects were observed at up to 5 times the
recommended dosage. However, an overdose of phenylpropanolamine could
produce symptoms of excessive stimulation of the sympathic nervous

Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride is toxic when overdoses are ingested.
Adverse effects may include dizziness, headache, nausea, insomnia or
restlessness, and increased blood pressure.

Reduced appetite is not a listed side effect of this medication. I recommend following your vets advice on whether this is abnormal or not.

6 April 2021 at 11:47pm

Giving dose 2 daily instead if 3


  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

My vet has suggested dropping dose down to 2 daily doseage do you recommend this

  • VioVet Staff

I recommend following your vet's advice closely on the dosing of this medication as they will have prescribed it to you and know what is best for your dog. The datasheet states the following:

The recommended dose is 0.8mg phenylpropanolamine/kg bodyweight
(equivalent to 1mg/kg phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride/kg) 3 times
daily in the feed, corresponding to 0.1 ml Propalin Syrup/5 kg
bodyweight 3 times daily. The absorption rate is increased if the
product is administered to fasted dogs

29 October 2014 at 7:22pm

Giving the syrup


I'm having real difficulty getting my whippet to take the syrup if I put it on food or a treat, she sniffs it and off she goes. Can I just administer directly in the mouth?

  • VioVet Staff

Propalin can be given directly into the mouth if this is easier for you. You can follow this with a small treat, but not a heavy meal immediately. Absorption of the drug from the stomach is much better if there is minimal food present at the time.

21 May 2014 at 3:36am

Itchy chest

Gillian Daley

  • VioVet customer since 2013
  • From: nsw, Australia

Can Propalin syrup cause an itchy chest?

  • VioVet Staff

This would be very unlikely. Occasionally behavioural changes are noted with Propalin (short-tempered dogs can be a bit worse) but not an itchy skin. In fact I would expect itching to be slightly reduced if anything.

Itchiness is very commonly caused by other things, mostly allergies to food proteins or inhaled dusts from the environment. These would be a much more likely cause, though it is not possible to say for certain.

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