Features August 2018 Issue

Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

A UTI should be suspected any time a previously housetrained dog suddenly begins urinating in the house or in his crate, urinating much more frequently and in smaller amounts than usual, or shows signs of pain or distress while urinating.

Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

There are many causes of UTIs in dogs and some are prone to recurrent infections. Learn how to recognize the signs of a developing UTI for quick treatment and resolution.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the more common problems seen in small-animal veterinary practice. The definition of a UTI is a colonization of pathological bacteria in the normally sterile environment within the urinary tract. There are many medical conditions that make a dog prone to urinary tract infections, some of which can be prevented. Knowing how to recognize the problem is the first step to getting the proper diagnosis and treatment plan for your dog.

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