Symptoms of urinary tract infection in dogs
The dog owner wants to know how to know if their dog has a UTI. The truth is that even though the dog seems normal most of the time, the dog may still be struggling with a urinary tract infection.
Dog owners generally do not associate UTIs with their dogs. However, in many cases, the symptoms of UTI in dogs can be almost the same as those in humans. When this happens, the dog owner should pay close attention to their dog, as this may be the cause of their symptoms and the start of something serious.
You should check your dog’s urine for signs of infection as soon as possible. If your dog is not able to urinate, or if the urine looks cloudy and has blood in it, he needs to be taken to the vet for a checkup. It is better to be safe than sorry, so it is important to consult with your vet before your dog starts showing signs of infection.
What causes urinary tract infections in dogs?
What Causes Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs?
In most cases, the symptoms of UTIs in dogs are quite similar to the human symptoms. A UTI is usually a bacterial infection that occurs when the bladder becomes infected by bacteria.
UTIs are usually the result of a bacterial infection that has invaded the urinary tract, caused by a single bacterial species. While dogs usually get UTIs due to only one species of bacteria, in some cases multiple bacteria are involved. The bacteria involved usually produce enzymes that lyse the bladder walls, allowing them to pass into the bladder to grow.
UTIs occur when bacteria get into the bladder, where they multiply. This bacteria causes the bladder to swell, and can lead to other complications as well. Some of these complications can affect your dog’s health for a long time.
UTIs in dogs can be brought about by bacteria entering the body through the lower intestines, but they can also happen if the bladder gets infected through an injury or a surgical procedure, especially if there is an open wound in the bladder.
UTIs can also occur as a complication when there is an obstruction of the urethra. This is usually caused by a tumor, an abnormality of the urethra, a swelling of the prostate or enlargement of the urethra (an enlarged prostate), a urinary tract stone or a foreign object in the bladder (although this last complication is usually caused by humans, not dogs!).
What is the most important thing for a dog to do if he has a UTI?
The most important thing to do if your dog has a UTI is to seek immediate veterinary care. A UTI is one of the most common infections to which dogs are prone. If you notice symptoms of UTIs in your dog, make sure that you take him to a veterinarian. Most of the symptoms of a UTI are similar in dogs as well as in people. Therefore, most veterinarians will have no problem in recognizing them in their canine patients.
What are the signs of UTIs in dogs?
The first sign of a UTI in dogs can be a visible or invisible blood in their urine, or both. Blood in the urine is the first sign of infection. The urine usually becomes cloudy or brownish, and the bacteria starts to multiply. When this happens, it is possible to observe pus in the urine, which may be white, yellow or reddish in color. These are the most noticeable signs of UTIs in dogs. The appearance of blood or pus in the urine also serves as a warning that the infection has progressed to a more serious level.
If blood is not present in the urine, the most common signs that a UTI is present are excessive thirst, frequent urination, the need to go outside to urinate, and urinary urgency. Sometimes there is a small amount of blood present in the urine, but this does not mean that a UTI is present. Blood in the urine can come from a number of causes. These include:
Inflammation of the urinary tract
UTIs are a condition in which there is too much bacteria in the urinary tract. The presence of too much bacteria results in a bad smell.
This article was written by Dr. Chris from Your Dog's Best Doctor. It is a part of our Veterinary Series. To know more about your pet’s health visit: http://www.yourdogsbestdoctor.com/
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