Recognizing Dog Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms and Getting Your Pet Better Fast

Recognizing Dog Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms and Getting Your Pet Better Fast

Article by Laura Ramirez

Dog urinary tract infection symptoms can be painful and can lead to other issues. This is why it’s important to know what to look for and get your dog treatment quickly. In this article, you’ll learn about the symptoms and treatment methods, so you can help your pet get better fast.

A canine urinary infection can be very painful, but since your dog can’t tell you how he is feeling, you need to pay attention to its behavior. The first thing you should always do if possible is pay attention to your dog’s behavior when your dog is feeling good, so you’ll notice the changes when something is wrong. Your dog’s behavior is its only means of communicating with you.

Of all the possible dog urinary tract infection symptoms, the most obvious is pain during urination. If your dog cries when it goes the bathroom, pay attention to this warning sign and take your pet to the vet. Other possible symptoms include licking of the genitals (in an attempt to soothe them), traces of blood in the urine, excessive water intake or refusal to drink water and shame-based behavior after urinating (like running off or tucking the tail between the legs.)

If you suspect your pet has a canine urinary infection, take your dog to the vet for a diagnosis. Your pet could have a bladder infection, bladder stones, kidney problems or an injury that you are unaware of. Bladder infections and stones can usually be resolved with medication, but this is where you need to think carefully about your treatment choice because most vets will prescribe antibiotics which are not always the best choice for your dog.

Why? Because antibiotics are drugs which have side effects that in some instances, can make your dog’s suffering worse. Also since antibiotics have been overused, some of the strains of bacteria that cause infection may be resistant to the drug, which means that your pet’s infection may not heal completely and could recur and become chronic. Although drugs do work for some pets, if these issues trouble you, there are alternative treatment choices.

Many pet lovers are turning to natural remedies because they do not have the negatives of prescription drugs. First, they are gentle. Second, they have no side effects. Third, instead of suppressing symptoms in the hope that the body will heal itself (which is what drugs do), natural remedies restore the proper pH level to the bladder which eliminates infection and dissolves bladder stones and soothes inflamed and painful tissues.

Look for a remedy that contains plant-based ingredients like berberis, cantharis, uva ursi and staphysagris which have shown to be highly effective, not only in treating dog urinary tract infection symptoms, but in restoring the imbalances that caused the problem in the first place. Such a remedy is also gentle enough to use daily for dogs who tend to have urinary issues.

The other practical steps that you can take to ensure your dog recovers quickly from a canine urinary infection are to make sure that your pet can empty the bladder as needed (think about installing a doggie door if you work all day), make sure your pet gets plenty of fresh, clean water and feed your pet a healthy, organic kibble that is made with meat, vegetables and contains vitamins and antioxidants for good health.

About the Author

Laura Ramirez is a caring researcher of natural solutions that heal disorders and keep pets vibrant and healthy. Find out more about safe, effective ways to maintain your pet’s urinary tract health at www.pet-ut-health.com.

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