Bladder Infections & UTI in Dogs
My dog has a UTI! Is there something I can do to reduce the need for antibiotics and stop more UTIs from recurring?
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This powerful formula combines D-Mannose and Cranberry to strengthen urinary health and provide superior support against urinary tract infections in dogs and dogs. D-Mannose renders bacteria virtually powerless in the urinary tract of your pet. Cranberry provides further support against urinary pathogens making Utrin™ the answer for pets prone to UTI.
Give 2x the recommended dosage 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 dosage by 3-4x twice per day 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.
If you would like to go one step further, a nutritional formula with amino acids and nutrients can help strengthen the tissues and lining of the bladder and urinary tract. For this, we recommend Spectrin for Dogs.
WHAT IS IT?
Dog bladder infections are bacterial infections of the lining of the bladder are a condition known as Cystitis. Urethral infections (urinary tract infections) often precede bouts of cystitis.
CAUSES OF CYSTITIS (BLADDER INFLAMMATION)
- 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.
SIGNS OF URINARY INFECTIONS IN DOGS
- Dog has trouble urinating (zero, little, staining, or loss of control)
- Bloody or cloudy dog urine
- Dog has increased frequency of urination
- Soiling in inappropriate places
- Dog is constant licking of urinary opening
- Dog urine with a strong smell of ammonia
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.
HOW TO HELP
Seeing Your Vet
A veterinarian visit may be necessary but will lead to an antibiotic prescription.
Supplement with Nutrition
For alternative, supplemental, or preventive therapy, use probiotics such as found in Probiotic Miracle to work on the immune function and thus battle the infection. Also add a bladder nutrition formula, like Utrin to marginalize pathogenic bacteria from attaching in the urinary tract. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate such as found in RJX™ may helpful with bladder infection problems, as the ingredients are known to strengthen the bladder and help dogs with recurring urinary and bladder infections.
Improve your dog's diet by removing grains and unnecessary carbohydrate that your dog can't fully digest. Processed diets create a host of problems in the long term for dogs, and the digestive repercussions include a build-up of toxins, yeast, and bacteria in the body. Sticking to a closer-to-wild diet that is raw and free from grain is recommended.
In some cases, the stones can be dissolved by feeding your dog a special diet that changes the mineral content of the urine. In other cases, your pet may need surgery to remove the stones or treatment with sonic vibrations that breaks up the bladder stones for your dog.