Vet Info for Pet Parents

What You Should Do if You Suspect Your Dog Has a Bladder Infection

If your dog has a bladder infection, you may notice that they are squatting without much output. Your dog may squat over and over again without getting the relief needed, or your dog may want to go outside over and over again. If your dog is doing these things, it could be a sign of a bladder infection. If your dog has a bladder infection, the best thing you can do is get your dog to the veterinarian for an exam and to get the right treatment in order to start feeling better. Read on for a few things you may be able to do to help your dog.

Give Your Dog Plenty of Water

Ensure your dog has plenty of water to drink in order to stay hydrated and to be able to get some relief naturally. Your dog may not have had enough water and isn't able to flush out the toxins in the bladder in order to clear out the bacteria and the infection in the bladder. Giving your dog fresh water to drink and enough of it will help prevent a bladder infection in the first place and can help with treatment as well.

Allow Your Dog To Go Outside

Be sure to allow your dog to go outside in order to relieve themselves. Your dog is going to want to go outside often, and it can be annoying, but you should allow your dog to go outside as much as necessary in order to get the relief needed. Even if your dog isn't getting much to come out, being outside may help and will offer some sort of relief for your dog. Give your dog as much time as needed to go out.

Watch for Other Issues

Keep an eye on your dog and watch out for other issues your dog may be experiencing such as running a fever, lethargy, heavy panting, throwing up, or other issues. If you notice any of these other concerns, be sure to get your dog to the veterinarian right away, or to the pet hospital for treatment. These other issues may be a sign that your dog's infection has worsened.

If your dog is showing signs of a bladder infection, you may need to get to the veterinarian to get your dog the treatment necessary in order to feel better and to prevent it from worsening. To learn more, call a veterinarian today.