Heidi, my 11 year old GSD, is having incontinence issues only at night. Most of the time, she sleeps with us in our bed. I don't want to make her stop because I don't want to hurt her feelings after all these years of letting her. However, I also don't want our mattress to be ruined (so far I've been able to scrub it clean and use baking soda to take out the smell) and also washing sheets, blankets and mattress pad every night is getting a bit old. I am wondering what other folks do in this situation? My husband, to his credit, isn't pushing the issue, but really doesn't see why I don't just make her sleep on the floor in her own bed now. She wets her bed too, though, which will eventually ruin the hard wood floor underneath. I have heard of incontinence pads and am wondering if they would protect our bed or hers, if they are comfortable for her to sleep on and if they are very costly? Also, I know there is medication to be had. Does anyone know about it, side effects, cost, etc.? I will be calling the vet later today, but thought I would see what I could find out first. Thanks for any help or advice.