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Bladder Infections in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Bladder infections can cause discomfort and pain for your dog. Today, our Anaheim vets discuss the signs of bladder infections in dogs and the available treatments.

What causes bladder infections in dogs?

Bladder infections can affect all dogs, but female dogs are more susceptible. Various factors, such as crystals, bacteria, and certain medications, can cause bladder infections. Additionally, conditions like diabetes can increase the risk of bladder infections.

What are the signs of bladder infection in dogs?

The most common symptom of bladder infection in dogs is pain or difficulty urinating. Other signs of bladder infections or urinary tract infections (UTIs) that you may notice are:

  • Straining to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cloudy or strong-smelling urine
  • Reduced quantity of urine
  • Accidents inside your home
  • Whimpering while urinating
  • Licking the genital area
  • Fever
  • Increased thirst
  • Lack of energy

If your dog exhibits any of the symptoms above, it's time to contact your veterinarian. Bladder infections and urinary tract infections cause significant discomfort and often pain for dogs. Early detection and treatment can swiftly and easily clear up these infections, so the sooner you take your pup to the vet, the better.

How to Treat Bladder Infection in Dogs

Antibiotics constitute the primary treatment for bladder infections in dogs. Depending on the severity and underlying cause of your dog's infection, your veterinarian may suggest anti-inflammatory medications or painkillers.

Given our canine companions' inability to communicate their discomfort, it's crucial to have any symptoms of illness assessed by your vet promptly. Bladder infections in dogs typically do not resolve without professional veterinary intervention. Neglecting to treat your pup's bladder infection could result in serious health complications.

If your dog experiences frequent bladder infections, your vet might advise transitioning your pup to a prescription diet tailored to enhance urinary health.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Is your pup exhibiting signs of a bladder infection? Contact Anaheim Animal Care & Pet Hospital today to book an examination for your four-legged friend.

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