Urinary Tract Infections
100% Natural Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria enter the body through the urethra and move up into the bladder and sometimes even higher into the kidneys. If left untreated, urinary tract infections can eventually lead to kidney failure.
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
- Painful urination, inability to urinate or passing only a small amount of urine
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Constant licking of the urinary opening
- Loss of bladder control or dribbling of urine
- Straining or crying out in pain when urinating
At NHV, we offer a wide range of plant-based remedies for your dog’s urinary tract infection that gives added support and is safe for long-term use. Find out more about natural support for urinary system disorders at NHV.
Functions of the Urinary System
- Rids your dog’s body of waste products
- Maintains proper water and electrolyte balance
- Produces hormones that help with the following:
- Maintaining a healthy blood pressure
- Producing blood cells
- Processing vitamin D
- Correctly absorbing salt
Bladder Infections in Dogs
When bacteria invade and infect the bladder, it is known as bacterial cystitis. This is common in older dogs with a weak immune system. The symptoms include:
- Frequent or difficulty in urinating
- Urinating in inappropriate places
- Blood in the urine
Contributing factors include dogs that have adrenal dysfunction and canines taking steroid medications. NHV’s vet-approved supplements provide holistic support along with vet-recommended treatment for your dog’s urinary tract infection.
Kidney Infections in Dogs
When bacteria travel past the bladder and infect the kidneys, it is known as pyelonephritis which is caused by stones in the kidney or ureter. This condition is common in very young and senior age dogs with a weak immune system. The signs include:
- Excessive thirst and urination
Additional Support Tips
See your vet immediately if your dog is straining to urinate or crying out in pain as this is a medical emergency!
Talk to your vet about incorporating natural supplements to help support a healthy urinary tract system. Get more information on our blog at Vet Talk with Dr. Hillary Cook, because, at NHV, we want all pets to have a clean bill of health naturally.