What to Know About Cat and Dog Bladder Infection Treatments
Dog bladder infections and cat bladder infections as well as UTIs can become a chronic problem. As soon as your dog or cat finishes the antibiotics, the infection can return. Using natural supplements to prevent dog and cat UTIs can finally stop the endless cycle of chronic infections.
Dog UTI Symptoms and Treatment
Bladder infections and UTIs in dogs is not uncommon as it is often impacted by diet and water. A UTI typically occurs when bacteria enters the urethral opening and moves up the urinary tract to the bladder. Other underlying issues such as bladder cancer and kidney stones can make your dog more susceptible to getting a UTI.
Common symptoms of a UTI in dogs include:
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty urinating
- Blood in the urine
- Excessive water intake
- Excessive licking of the genitals
- Accidents in the house
Dog UTI Treatment
The first line of defense to stop a UTI in dogs is using the right diet of hypoallergenic, grain-fee food. Dog food that is high in grains and carbohydrates can trigger a UTI and can cause inflammation that makes matters worse. Click here to learn more.
Natural supplements can also be used to reduce the likelihood of crystallization and stones from forming, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and prevent future UTIs.
Cat UTI Symptoms and Treatment
Like dogs, UTIs are common in cats. The causes and symptoms found in dogs are also very similar for a cat UTI. If your cat is displaying any of the symptoms above they should be evaluated by a veterinarian and a comprehensive approach should be used for treatment. Cats may often urinate outside the litterbox or on furniture as a way to let you know they are in pain.
Cat UTI Treatment
As with dogs, feeding a low carbohydrate, hypoallergenic diet and the right supplements can stop your cat’s UTIs and provide them with relief. The antibiotics used to treat the UTI won’t take care of the chronic inflammation and over the long term, can disrupt good bacteria making your cat more susceptible to getting another infection. A grain-free, low carbohydrate diet and the right supplements provide your pet with the nutrients and immune support needed to fight off UTIs. To help prevent UTIs, cat owners have successfully used the following: Pet UTI Prevention, Power Probiotic and Notatum. If your kitty's infections are related to constant stress, than also use Psy-Stabil.
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