Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Pet UTIs are fairly common in dogs. A veterinarian on our veterinary team at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA, can provide emergency pet care for your animal and care for a UTI

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Causes of UTIs in Pets

Your pet can develop a UTI from bacteria that enter the urinary system through the urethra and begin to multiply. Bacteria can enter through the bloodstream or during surgeries on the reproductive or gastrointestinal tract. A veterinarian Long Beach resident can benefit from can provide you with more information.

Symptoms of a Pet UTI

Pets with a UTI may exhibit any of the following symptoms:

Excessive Urination

When your pet has a UTI, the infection irritates the lining of the urinary tract, which causes your pet to feel the urge to urinate more frequently. Your pet may also have accidents in the house, even if they are house-trained.

Straining to Urinate

Pets with a UTI may strain or grunt when urinating because the infection causes inflammation and swelling of the urethra.

Blood in the Urine

A pet UTI can cause bloody or cloudy urine because of the presence of bacteria or white blood cells.

Urinary Accidents

Pets with a UTI may have accidents in the house, even if they are house-trained.

Licking the Genital Area

Pets with a UTI may lick their genital area more frequently because of the inflammation and discomfort.

Treatments for Pet UTIs

If your pet shows any of the above symptoms, you should take them to our animal hospital for pet care. A veterinarian Long Beach residents can benefit from will likely recommend a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.

Preventing Pet UTIs

The best way to prevent your pet from developing a UTI is to keep their urinary tract clean and healthy. You can do this by feeding them a high-quality diet, ensuring they stay hydrated, and regularly bathing them.

Contact a Veterinarian in Long Beach, CA, on Our Veterinary Team for Emergency Pet Care

If your pet is showing any symptoms of a UTI, contact us at Cats & Dogs Animal Hospital in Long Beach, CA, for pet care. A veterinarian on our team will examine your pet and may recommend a course of antibiotics to clear the infection. We are here to help your pet live a long and comfortable life. Call us at (562) 439-4228 for more information.

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