Is your dog urinating frequently heres what to do
If your dog is urinating frequently, you are right to be concerned. As a caring pet owner, you know that elimination habits are a good barometer of your pet’s health. In this article, you’ll learn what signs to look for and what to do when you see a change in your pet’s routine.
If you notice your dog urinating excessively, this could be the first sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Since a UTI can spread into the kidneys and shut them down, it is very important to look for the following symptoms and take your dog to the vet if you notice one or more of them are present in your dog:
Of course your dog urinating frequently is also a warning sign.
Treatments for UTI
In most cases if your dog has a UTI, your vet will prescribe antibiotics. Although antibiotics are effective at clearing up the infection, be aware that they can have side effects. The other drawback is that antibiotics do not build immunity to prevent infections from recurring. Since a canine urinary tract infection is one of the most common infections your dog can have, focusing on prevention is the key to long term health.
Many pet owners have turned to homeopathic remedies that support bladder health to keep their dogs healthy and infection-free. Since the ingredients in these supplements work like antibiotics (without the side effects), they can be used for treatment as well as prevention. If your dog does have a UTI, the ingredients will clear up the infection fast and prevent recurrences by keeping the tissues healthy and creating an environment that discourages the growth of bacteria.
Dog Urinating Excessively: Prevention Tips
Here are some suggestions for preventing UTI’s
Although you should do your research before giving your dog a supplement, one of the things you should consider is how easy it will be to administer. The natural remedy I give my dog is in granular form, so I just sprinkle some granules into her mouth daily and they dissolve on contact. This makes it easy for me to attend to her bladder health and means that I don’t have to chase her around the house or try to trick her by hiding some big horse pill inside her food.
Best of all, it makes me feel good because I know that I am doing everything possible to safeguard my beloved dog from a problem that can be painful and life-threatening.