PetMeds® Urinary Problems in Dogs and Cats
A common presentation in dogs is those with increased urgency or difficulty in urination, inappropriate urination, and/or bloody urination. If the dog is an intact male dog, than a prostate infection should always be considered, which can only be diagnosed by appropriate veterinary medical exam, urine analysis, and rectal exam. In other situations, either a urinary infection, urinary tract stones of the bladder, kidneys or urethra are possible, as well as polyps and tumors, especially in older dogs.
While an animal guardian can try short term treatment by giving extra vitamin C in form of Ester-C to their pet, as well as cranberry supplements like Cranberry Relief to enhance antibacterial effect of the urine. However, any pet with severe or worsening symptoms should always be examined by a veterinarian. This is especially important in male dogs because there is always the risk of urethral blockage, which can be a surgical emergency.