Urinary tract infection or uti in dogs, is in the main caused by a stone in the urinary bladder or kidney or an enlarged prostate in males. If not addressed instantly, urinary tract infections can cause harm to the upper parts of the urinary tract and other organs also.
One of the main symptoms of urinary tract infection in dogs is canine urinary incontinence. As well as incontinence, other signs of canine urinary infection might include frequent urination, straining to urinate without really passing any urine and increased thirst.
These symptoms could possibly be a consequence of some other problem and only urinalysis and culture can corroborate the diagnosis.
UTI in puppies is more common than in fully grown dogs and female puppies are more susceptible to the problem. Veterinarians normally resort to antibiotics to treat the condition in most instances.
Even while antibiotics work in most cases, it is not commonly known that the antibiotics applied for treating UTI in dogs involve higher concentrations and need to be used for sustained periods of time to be effective.
This is particularly since most of the drugs are metabolized by the body and a significant amount of antibiotic is passed through urine.
Natural and herbal treatments for canine UTI assist in preventing and treating urinary infections. They also help in fortifying the immune system. Practically the same herbs that have been in use for dealing with UTI in humans are also used to address uti in dogs.
Here are some of them:
* Garlic is used as a natural antibiotic. It also furnishes support to the immune system.
* Echinacea, a perennial North American herb, aids in removing residual infection.
* Rosehips, are a natural source of Vitamin C and iron. It is an effective tonic for kidney health.
* Buchu, two small flowering shrubs from South Africa are rich in essential oils. Their leaves have been employed traditionally as an herbal remedy for ailments of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.
* Alfalfa balances the pH level of urine and cuts down on irritation in the linings of mucous membranes.
* Uva Ursi has traditionally been utilised for its constituent glycoside arbutin. This component has medicinal attributes that act as a mild diuretic. The herb is also recognised for its antimicrobial effect.
For use, the leaves can be soaked in ethanol and diluted with water to treat urinary tract complaints like cystitis and urolithiasis. It has been used for urinary tract complaints, including cystitis and urolithiasis also.
* Yarrow tincture may be used for urinary disorders and its aerial parts as a diuretic.
While applying herbal therapy for treating UTI in dogs, it is essential to monitor the procedure of the disease and use herbs for all the symptoms. In this way herbal remedies can back up the dog's natural systems to self heal in a more efficient fashion.
Temporarily alleviates and soothes symptoms of dog urinary tract irritations for increased comfort and reduced accidents
UTI-Free is the leading natural remedy to soothe your dog's irritated bladder and urinary tract. It is a safe and effective, non-addictive, natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic elements especially selected to temporarily relieve symptoms of bladder and urinary tract irritations.
UTI-Free is a powerful homeopathic formulation for the discomfort associated with dog urinary tract irritations. UTI-Free uses a unique blend of highly diluted natural contents to help comfort the bladder and urinary tract.
It has a long history of providing successful respite for pets suffering from an intolerable urge to urinate, passing urine one drop at a time and discomfort while urinating.
Nevertheless, PetAlive's team of herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths and responsible pharmacists acknowledge that one element does not provide a full solution.
Consequently, they have produced a unique blend of three scientifically chosen components that enable UTI-Free to render a natural, effective and safe choice for optimal urinary and bladder health.
Unlike conventional medicine, homeopathic remedies have no known side effects, no interactions with prescription medicine or herbal remedies, and no contraindications with pre-existing conditions.
UTI-Free should be administered at the first signs of strong-smelling, cloudy, pink or brown urine, or when you notice your pet is straining to urinate or passing only small amounts of urine at a time. Lethargy or weight loss due to changes in appetite can also be symptoms of a urinary tract problem.
UTI-Free helps to address symptoms and their causes at a cellular level, thereby contributing to harmony and health by supporting the urinary system and bladder.
It comes in handy, dissolvable granule form. Safe and easy to administer, these pleasant tasting granules are simply sprinkled on your dog's tongue and are quickly absorbed in the mouth, making them easy to administer.
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Maintaining a healthy urinary system
The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, two sphincter muscles and a urethra. These organs, tubes and muscles filter out excess fluids and waste products from the bloodstream, expelling waste as urine.
A dog that has difficulties in this system may experience discomfort. In addition, problems that are left unaddressed can result in more severe health issues.
A dog urinary infection is just as painful for your pet as it is for us humans. Dogs with this condition can sometimes pass urine involuntarily wherever they are, without them even being aware.
This problem needs immediate attention before other health conditions surface and your house begins to smell badly. Cases of UTI in dogs can be caused by bladder stones that can block the system and prevent your dog from passing urine normally. Even when your dog's bladder is full he will find it difficult and sometimes impossible to pass urine.
From time to time some urine will find it's way past the blockage and your dog will dribble without knowing it. You probably know from experience how uncomfortable it can be if you need the bathroom urgently but can't find one, well this is how your dog feels but he can't relieve himself eventually like you can.
Bladder infections in dogs are a common problem and they may occur frequently. Restricted urine flow can cause infection as bacteria travels up the urinary tract from the urethral opening.
Female dogs tend to suffer more frequently than male dogs but there are ways of alleviating and preventing the condition from occurring.
Solutions for Dog Urinary Infection
• For a natural remedy try UTI-Free. It is a 100% natural, safe effective herbal and homeopathic remedy formulated to safely and effectively treat the causes and the symptoms of urinary tract and bladder infections in dogs.
• Don't let your dog get dehydrated, make sure he always has plenty of fresh water and his bowl is clean. Try filtered or bottle water.
• Let him have access to a toilet area regularly, if he needs to wait a long time to relieve himself it can cause bladder problems.
• A good quality well balanced diet and plenty of exercise is important for the general health of your dog.
• Keep him away from toxins like pesticides, insecticides and cigarette smoke.
• Boost his immune system with Immunity and Liver Support capsules and help in the fight against disease and infection.
• Keep his stress levels low.
• Clean around the genital area as often as possible.
• Fluid intake is very important to your dog. If he drinks little, he will urinate less often and this leaves the build up of urine in the bladder open to infection. Add more moisture to his food if you don't think he is taking in enough water.
Use Immunity and Liver Support capsules to boost your pet's immune functioning and resistance against disease and infection.
Talk to a holistic vet before immunizing your pet. Over-vaccination may stress the immune system unnecessarily and result in a vulnerability to recurring infection.
Regular exercise will help to keep your pet healthy and fit.
Minimize the stress in your pet's environment.