What Are the Symptoms of a Dog Bladder Infection

Mar 25, 2014 - Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and stones in dogs are common and can be painful
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Recurrent urinary tract infections can occur for various reasons. Your pet may have stones in the bladder and/or kidneys that are contributing to infection. There may also be an underlying disease process (e.g. Cushing's or diabetes) that is predisposing your pet to infection. Some dogs have excess skin and fat over their vulva that allows bacteria to become trapped and move into the bladder more easily. And in some cases the bacteria become more resistant and continue to grow despite treatment with antibiotics.
is an antibiotic used for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections and for urinary tract infections in dogs
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All urinary tract infections are NOT created equal! Even though the most common organism to cause UTIs in dogs is Escherichia coli, there are several other organisms that may be involved. The only way to identify what the specific bacteria is to grow it in a laboratory and test the bacteria against various tiny samples of commonly used antibiotics. Only then can we be certain we have made the best choice for treatment. Products 1 - 78 of 78 - VetDepot carries cat and dog urinary tract infection antibiotics, urinary health supplements and medications for urinary stones
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2) Use natural, veterinary approved supplements to prevent future infections, reduce the likelihood of stone and crystal formation and help control intestitial cystitis. Once a cat or dog has had multiple chronic urinary tract infections or interstitial cystitis, just changing the diet alone will not be sufficient to prevent reinfection. Nutritional dog or cat UTI treatment supplements are needed to help heal and repair the affected area. Moreover, the continued use of antibiotics can destroy the “good bacteria” and weaken the immune system. Supplementing with nutrients such as Power Probiotic, Amazing Omegas and Notatum will repopulate intestinal flora and reduce inflammation. The PET UTI Prevention Formula contains herbs supportive of the bladder and urinary tract (e.g. d-mannose and cranberry) and by helping to maintain the proper pH, will help fight infection. Akutur and Renelix can help improve overall bladder and kidney health. Using the supplements regularly can reduce the frequency of infections and need to use prescription medications. Canine urinary tract infection typically involves a bladder infection and if not treated in a timely manner can travel the urinary tract and involve the kidneys as well. Treatment typically involves one of several types of antibiotic, depending on the bacteria identified. While antibiotics are an effective treatment, they can have some minor side effects for your dog. Your vet will test to rule out stones or obstructions, which can present symptoms similar to those of a UTI. If that is ruled out, your vet will conduct a urinalysis (to do so, the vet will obtain a sample of your dog's urine). If your dog has a urinary tract infection, your vet will perform a bacterial urine culture to confirm the presence of bacteria and identify the kind of bacteria that is causing the infection so the appropriate antibiotic can be prescribed. Urinary tract infections are painful for your dog. Catching a UTI early is imperative for the dog’s comfort as well as to obtain proper treatment. If caught early, several natural remedies can be used to treat your dog before rushing off to the veterinarian for potentially unnecessary antibiotics.