Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

Prevention & treatment of urinary tract infection in dogs

A urinary tract infection in dogs (UTI) is simply bacteria that has entered the urinary tract and started to multiply. UTI may go undetected as the infection shows no symptoms in it’s early stages. It may also spontaneously disapear on it’s own without treatment.

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Symptoms of urinary tract infection in dogs

The main symptoms are urine with an unpleasant odour, blood in the urine, urinating indoors, lethargy and contant tiredness. When symptoms like these appear it’s time to take your dog to the vet as ignoring them can lead to more serious diseases and affect other organs in the body.

Vet’s need a sample of urine to test for canine urinary tract infection. If this is present they will prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.

How can I prevent urinary tract infection in my dog?

Cleanliness is paramount. Bathe your dog frequently to get rid of bacteria. Also make sure your dog has a supply of clean drinking water at all time. If your dog lives inside, let him out frequenly for “bathroom breaks”, which prevents the accumulation of bacteria in the urinary tract.

Exercise your dog daily if possible. Exercise stimulates the bladder and keeps the urinary tract clean and infection free.

Are there any natural treatments for urinary tract infection in dogs?

You could try adding garlic to your dog’s food. Garlic will help prevent UTI as well as healing mild cases. Homeopathic treatments work very well in manging urinary problems and are safe for your dog. These treatment work on a cellular level supporting the health of the bladder and urinary system.

You could try a holistic vet or simply order PetAlive UTI-Free Formula on line for a  effective homeopathic cure for your dog. There is a 1 year guarrantee for additional peace of mind. There will be no build up of resistance as there could be with antibiotics.

“I am totally amazed! We went to a holistic vet and I found UTI-Free.  He told us it was safe to try it for our five year old bloodhound mix. Thank you so much for helping my sweet girl!”

—Paula, Oregon

Prompt attention for urinary tract infection in dogs is important as the infection could go on and affect other organs such as the kidneys.


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  • Vicki says:

    Garlic? I have heard that garlic is BAD for dogs! If onions are not healthy for dogs then why would garlic be OK?

  • Vet Net Jobs says:

    I live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Over the last couple of years folks have been losing their houses hand over fist. When a lot of these people lose their house to foreclosure they are forced to move. Most of them will rent another house or an apartment.

    Problem is that most time when renting an apartment, either the apartment complex wants a couple hundred dollars for a pet deposit (unsupervised or untrained animals can do a lot of damage). One scenerio is that the folks can’t afford the deposit, another is they feel that it is unfair to charge a deposit(they should go somewhere else).

    This situation contributes to the abandoment of so many animals that it is growing into an epidemic. There are dog packs roaming the neighboring deserts.

    In the past whenever we had a dog that we could not care for, we were very caring for the animal, in as much as we were very diligent about finding a new home for this ex family member. Problem is when there are children involved, we felt they (the children) came first.

    But was our responsibility to provide a new home for the pet. This is the way others should treat their ex-family members.

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