Urinary tract infection, also called cystitis, is an inflammation of the urinary bladder usually caused by a bacterial infection. Some additional causes of urinary tract infections include bladder stones, bladder tumors, and some diseases such as diabetes or Cushing’s disease. Some medications, such as cortisone-like drugs and anti-cancer drugs, may contribute to the development of bacterial urinary tract infections. Acute cystitis is more common in female dogs than in males.
Diagnosis and Treatment Notes:
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs - The Spruce
To treat your dog's urinary tract infection at home, you'll need to know the signs that your pet is suffering from the illness. Common symptoms include blood in the dog's urine, a dog who cries when urinating, urine with a bad smell, a dog who needs to go out more and a dog who is having accidents in the house.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Dogs | VCA Animal Hospital
Urinary tract infections are more common in female dogs than in male dogs.
Reoccurring urinary tract infections may result in a damaged bladder or kidney. They can also be a symptom of an underlying disease. Any reoccurring symptoms should be discussed with a veterinarian to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs | Treatment and Prognosis - PetWave
Urinary tract infections in pets are common. A urinary tract infection is defined as an infection caused by bacteria, fungi, or parasites in the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The infection is usually caused by bacteria in the environment or the intestines that enters the urethra and proliferates in the urinary bladder. Urinary tract infections may lead to increased frequency of urination, urgency, bloody urination, and inappropriate urination in your pet. Urinary tract infections occur more often in dogs and less often in cats. Clinical history and a thorough physical exam are important components of diagnosing urinary tract infections in dogs and cats, as well as searching for predisposing causes. Urine testing and urine analysis, including microscopic exams of urine are the hallmarks of definitive diagnosis. The most accurate diagnostic technique is to obtain urine by having a needle inserted into your pet's bladder (known as cystocentesis) by your veterinarian. This technique is relatively painless and has a very low risk of complications. If this is not possible, pet guardians are often asked to obtain a first morning urine sample (known as a free catch sample) to drop off to their veterinarian for urine analysis. In pets with recurrent or persistent infections, additional testing may be done, including urine culture, X-rays, and ultrasound to evaluate for other diseases like urinary tract stones, polyps, or tumors. If clinically indicated, CBC/chemistry blood profiles may be done to evaluate for systemic diseases such as and .