How to identify and prevent dog urinary tract infections

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Dogs can be affected by a multitude of different bladder problems, and without diagnosis they can turn life threatening. It’s important to monitor your dog for any changes in behaviour so keep an eye out for the following bladder infection symptoms:

What are the symptoms of a dog bladder infection?

  • Straining to urinate
  • Drooling
  • Lethargy
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Urinating more often
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Licking at the urinary opening
  • Vomiting
  • Bladder leakage

What causes dog urinary tract infections?

  • Bacteria
  • Trauma
  • Cancers
  • Stones, debris, or crystals in the bladder
  • Abnormalities
  • Weak bladder
  • Stress

What is the best prevention for dog UTIs?

Selecting the right food is critical in avoiding urinary infections in your dog. Bondi Vet has a wide range of food specifically formulated to help prevent dog bladder infections, which may offer your dog an additional level of protection. If you need more advice or support, have a chat to our vets via the Vet Services page as they can help formulate a plan to protect your furry friend.

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