Top 5 Dog UTI Signs

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UTI symptoms in dogs can take some time to show through, so it is vital that you are in tune with your dog's regular patterns in order to be able to notice when something changes.

Urinary tract infection is a serious condition which requires immediate vet attention. Your vet will administer a dose of antibiotics to help clear the existing infection. Once this takes its course you then need to start looking at long term plans to retain your dog's health, as dog UTI symptoms can and do re-occur. Using antibiotics time and time again is dangerous for your dog's health. Thankfully there are natural options that work perfectly.

Here are the top 5 most common symptoms of UTI in dogs:

1. Incontinence
This can mean urine dribbling and also urinating in the wrong place. Instead of getting angry with your dog friend for pee'ing on the couch, consider that there might be a reason for it and get him checked out at the vet. This is one of the first and most telling dog UTI signs.

2. Painful Urination
Your dog may whine, yelp or make some sort of painful sound when trying to urinate. This is a sure sign that something is wrong.

3. Bladder Tenderness
If your dog is usually fine with being picked up and touched but now seems hesitant, it can be due to pain in the lower abdominal area caused by an infection of the urinary tract.

4. Cloudy Urine
If the urine is not a normal color then take note. Also look for pus or blood which can indicate that the infection is in a more advanced or serious stage.

5. Licking the Genitals
If your dog constantly licks around the genital area he could be trying to relieve pain and this is another sure sign of something being wrong.

Your dog may display different symptoms to the ones above, but these are most commonly seen in the early stages of urinary tract infections.

Other symptoms of dog urinary tract infections are weight loss, fatigue, vomiting and lower back pain.

Make sure you seek immediate veterinary attention if you suspect your dog has health problems. Delaying can result in serious, irreversible damage caused by this painful condition.

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If your dog is displaying canine UTI symptoms then you need to act fast!

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This article was published on 2010/04/03