Traditional Dog UTI Treatment Options

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Finding an effective dog UTI (urinary tract infection) treatment isn’t hard.

In fact, a UTI is easy to treat.

If your pup has symptoms of a UTI, take him to the vet for a diagnosis.

Your veterinarian will help you find the right course of treatment for your pet.

What is a UTI?

UTIs typically occur when bacteria from outside the urethra or gastrointestinal tract flora enter the urinary tract. E. Coli bacteria is the most frequent cause of UTIs.

Bacterial urinary tract infections are the most common infectious disease in dogs.

It is more likely for female dogs to get UTIs than male dogs.

Factors such as kidney disease and Cushing’s also increase the likelihood of UTIs.

UTI Symptoms

The following symptoms may suggest your dog is having trouble with his urinary tract:

  • Inability to urinate
  • Only passing a small amount of urine
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Straining when trying to pass urine
  • Licking urinary opening
  • Strong odor to the urine
  • Increased water consumption.

What Causes UTIs

UTIs are most commonly caused by E. Coli bacteria.

The bacteria migrate from outside the body, into the urethra and bladder.

An inflamed bladder is also known as cystitis.

Dogs that don’t urinate frequently enough are more prone to UTIs.

Diet influences urine pH. Bacteria grow in a more alkaline environment.

Tumors and urinary crystals also cause UTIs.

Dog UTI Treatment

Once your vet diagnoses your pet with a UTI they will recommend one of the following treatment options:

  • Antibiotics
  • Supplements
  • Dietary changes
  • Increase in water intake
  • Urinary acidifiers or alkalinizers
  • Fluid therapy
  • Treatment of underlying conditions

At-home remedies such as increasing fluid intake, more frequent walks, and dietary changes are the first course of treatment.

Antibiotics are also a common remedy.

A TCVM vet may recommend a supplement such as PET | TAO Soothe Bladder.

Soothe Bladder is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western supplements that work together to soothe your dog’s bladder and urinary tract.

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Ali Lehman

Ali Lehman

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