Visit the Vet: Could my dog have a UTI?

Pet owners will usually notice an increase in the frequency of urination, which sometimes leads to inappropriate urination or accidents in the home. In dogs, bacterial infection is the most common cause of urinary tract infection while urolithiasis is the second-leading cause.

Signs of a urinary tract infection can include:
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinating in inappropriate places
  • Prolonged squatting or straining
  • Blood in the urine
  • Licking of affected region
  • Dribbling of urine
A thorough diagnostic workup is required for appropriate management of lower urinary tract diseases. Among the therapies available, diet can play a significant role in the management of lower urinary tract disease. Contact your veterinarian to learn more.

TIPS TO TAKE AWAY

  • Pet owners will usually notice an increase in the frequency of urination, which sometimes leads to inappropriate urination or accidents in the home. 
  • Diet can play a significant role in the management of lower urinary tract disease.