It is surprisingly common for dogs to develop infections in their lower urinary system, your dog will most likely have one at least one point in their life. However, it is not just urinary tract infections that can cause issues in your dog's urinary system, other medical issues that can affect the urinary system in dogs include incontinence, bladder stones, and cancer.
Some of these bladder problems in dogs may share the same symptoms as urinary tract infections so it is important to know what to look out for. Make sure to know if your dog is simply suffering from a urinary tract infection, or if their symptoms are the sign of something much worse.
What Causes Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs?
It seems that small breeds are more prone to urinary tract infections than larger breeds. Bladder infections in dogs are typically caused by bacteria which enters the body through the urethra, this bacteria once it begins to wreak havoc in the urinary tracts causing infections. In rare cases, bladder problems in dogs can be caused by fungi, viruses, or algae. Although these are much less common causes of bladder infections.
The good thing is that there are many telltale signs of a bladder infection in dogs, this will help you to know when your dog is in pain so you can fix it as soon as possible.
The symptoms include incontinence:
Urine that is cloudy or has an odor.
Blood in the urine.
Vaginal discharge, and discomfort.
It is important to take your dog to the vet regularly as some dogs will not show any signs or symptoms of a urinary infection, and could be silently suffering.
If your dog shows symptoms of a bladder infection, it is important to get help right away. Untreated urinary tract infections can lead to more serious infections in the kidneys. Luckily there are safe herbal alternatives that can help prevent, and treat urinary tract infections in dogs!
The most common treatment for bladder infections in dogs is antibiotics, which means you will have to go to the vet and pay for a diagnosis. Your veterinarian will order blood tests and a urinalysis to confirm the diagnosis, then they will prescribe a synthetic medication which will hopefully help your dog.
While antibiotics may be necessary for some situations, repeated and chronic use can lead to further complications and long-term side effects. In such cases, many pet owners report reduced immunity and frequent, recurring UTIs that are difficult to resolve without continual dependence on medication.
Such conventional treatments tend to destroy beneficial, protective bacteria as well as unhealthy bacteria, leaving the urinary tract vulnerable to recurring infection. Today this cycle of chronic, recurring UTIs and dependence on medication is sadly not uncommon.
There are also homeopathic remedies you can try to ease your dog’s discomfort. Our UTI support can be a great supplement to the treatment procedure prescribed by your veterinarian. Our UTI support works to tackle the main causes of urinary tract infections ensuring that in the future your loved dog will not have to suffer from them, or if they suffer from the regular it can help to alleviate the length and severity of the infection.
Another natural method to fight and prevent UTI's that works tremendously well for not only pets but their owners as well. CBD Oil has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries and due to the endocannabinoid system that is present in us all, it will work against the UTI. CBD for pets is easily the most effective natural alternative to prescriptions as it is a very potent antibiotic, and is also a great anti-inflammatory agent.
CBD will work on inflammation and pain caused by urinary tract infections. Not to mention if your pet is a senior or suffers from arthritis this anti-inflammatory will have the added benefit of combatting joint or muscle pain. CBD will also be working to fight the bacteria that has caused the UTI.
Even the toughest bacteria that is resistant to prescriptions can be eliminated by CBD. Once the UTI has passed, CBD for pets can still be administered daily as a preventative measure against infections, and other diseases and ailments which can cause future infections.
Why Choose UTI Support?
UTI Support is a 100% homeopathic formula to relieve the full range of symptoms of UTIs without harming beneficial bacteria. Cats and dogs suffering from symptoms such as urinary pain and burning, frequent accidents and inflammation in the bladder and urethra can all benefit from the gentle homeopathic ingredients found in UTI SUPPORT.
Pets of all ages may use UTI SUPPORT, and the ingredients are safe to administer alongside other medications and supplements if necessary. Like all Prana Pets formulas, UTI relieves symptoms without side effects or dangerous health risks, even with long-term use. For added support, C-Support may be administered daily to promote cleansing, boost immunity and protect against infection.
Pet Urinary tract infections or PET UTIs can be a source of tremendous pain and suffering for both dogs and cats. Typically the immune system protects the urinary tract from bacterial infection, however different factors such as stress, poor diet and exposure to environmental pathogens can weaken the animal’s defenses.
As pathogenic bacteria enter the urethra, bladder and kidneys, infection can take hold and lead to a range of unpleasant symptoms. Many dogs and cats then exhibit symptoms such as whimpering and crying while urinating, visible difficulty or straining while urinating, frequent urination and accidents, or bloody, discolored urine. In advanced cases, animals may also show reduced energy levels, poor appetite and fatigue.
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