A urinary tract infection can occur in both male and female dogs and is an infection that makes dogs feel lethargic and causes incessant urination, possible backaches and fevers, pain when urinating and even bloody urine, reports the Modern Dog Magazine. The infection itself can be caused from bladder infections, cancer, stones or crystals in the urinary area, stress, trauma, prostrate disease and congenital abnormality, according to WebMD.Continue Reading
Many dogs that are incontinent due to old age or other medical issues will be more likely to get urinary tract infections because their urinary muscles are weaker, writes WebMD. If an owner thinks that his or her dog has a bladder infection, the dog should be brought into a veterinarian's office for treatment. However, there are also home remedies that can help the infection if the owner wants to spend a few days attempting to solve the problem at home.
One such home remedy is juniper berry. This berry will increase the dog's urination so that the impurities in the urine can leave the body resolving the infection. Cranberries are also used to help keep bacteria from being stuck within the urinary tract reports Modern Dog Magazine. Many pet owners feed tiny amounts of cranberries or cranberry pills to their dogs to prevent urinary tract infections.Learn more about Veterinary Health
Common symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a burning sensation when urinating, an increased frequency of urination even though small amounts of urine are passed, and cloudy, bloody and dark urine, according to Healthline. Women with urinary tract infections may experience pelvic pain, whereas men may experience rectal pain.Full Answer >
Brown urine is sometimes a symptom of a urinary tract infection, specifically a lower urinary tract infection, according to Healthline. In patients with a lower UTI, the urine may look like tea or cola.Full Answer >
Mayo Clinic recommends treating a urinary tract infection at home by drinking plenty of water and avoiding coffee, alcohol and soda until the infection is cleared. Applying a warm pad to the abdomen can also help treat pain or discomfort. WebMD also suggests drinking pure, unsweetened cranberry juice though it cautions that no studies have been done demonstrating whether or not cranberries can cure an infection.Full Answer >
AZO Urinary Pain Relief is an over-the-counter medication that relieves the symptoms of a urinary tract infection but does not heal the infection; treating the infection requires a prescription antibiotic, according to WebMD. It contains phenazopyridine, a pain-relieving dye that soothes the lining of the urinary tract.Full Answer >