Bladder Infections in Dogs
Dog bladder infections are bacterial infections of the lining of the bladder are a condition known as Cystitis. Urethral infections often precede bouts of cystitis. Other predisposing causes include:
Causes of bladder infections in dogs:
- Long-term corticosteroid therapy
- Male dogs who also suffer from prostatitis may have a greater predisposition to bladder infections
A dog with a bladder infection is a dog at risk for bladder stones as well. In some bladder infections, minerals in the urine crystallize to form bladder stones, which can be as small as grains of sand or larger than marbles. Bladder stones can also create areas where bacteria hides
How to recognize bladder infections in dogs
- Frequent or painful urination
- Urine may appear cloudy and have a strange odor.
- Females with may lick at the vulva and have a vaginal discharge
It may be difficult to recognize if your dog has a bladder infection. Any dog can get a bladder infection, however, bladder infections are most common in female dogs. It you notice your dog straining while trying to urinate, this may be a sign that your dog has developed a bladder infection.
what to do about bladder infections in dogs
- A veterinarian visit may be necessary and will lead to an antibiotic prescription
- For complimentary (during and after), alternative, or preventive therapy use probiotics such as found in Probiotic Miracle to work on the immune function and thus battle the infection
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate such as found in Regenex may helpful with bladder infection problems, as the ingredients have some basis that they may help dogs with recurring urinary and bladder infections
Supplements for Bladder Infections in Dogs
What we recommend for bladder infections in dogs
When your dog has kennel cough, it is an opportunity to improve his overall health and immune response with Probiotics and essential nutrients:
1. Give 2x the recommended dosage of Probiotics for 1 week or until the bladder infection wanes, then resume normal dosage as a wellness program. If your vet has prescribed antibiotics, you may want to increase probiotic supplementation to 2x dosage every 3 hours if possible to allow for a healthy balance of intestinal flora to support your dog's immune system during and after your dog's bladder infection.
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2. Give your dog Regenex to strengthen and support the lining and blood vessels of the urinary bladder. Regular supplementation of Regenex will not only support all your dog's tissues and joint, but help your dog to avoid recurring bladder infections which become common after the first incidence.
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