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how to treat dog uti at home?

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how to treat dog uti at home?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
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1) Has this been diagnosed as a UTI with testing?

2) IF NOT - what are the signs of illness?

3) Has he had this before?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
1. No
2. He has the urge to go but only drops come out. Can tell he is uncomfortable.

3. No
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
A UTI, (urinary tract infection) can worsen if not treated effectively. Most often there is a true, bacterial infection - E. coli being the most common type of bacteria seen.

If not treated, bacteria can travel up the tract and infect kidneys, leading to a worsening infection called a pyelonephritis.

The first step is to get a proper diagnosis with a urine evaluation - to look for bacteria and confirm the diagnosis of a UTI.

The mainstream to treat a UTI in dogs is with antibiotics.

A holistic approach can also be considered, an example being a homeopathic product such as THIS - CLICK HERE.

Cranberry can also be considered - CLICK HERE

Hope that helps and answers all your questions!

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