Common Causes of Blood in Dog Urine

If you've recently found blood in canine urine, you know that can be a bit unsettling. Don't worry yet because most often the conditions that cause this symptom are easy to treat. In this article, you'll learn the common causes of blood in dog urine and what to do about it.

Blood in canine urine can be caused by many factors, but the most common is a urinary tract infection (or UTI). These infections are caused by bacteria, typically e. coli. Since the infection causes inflammation in the bladder which can lead to bleeding and scarring of the delicate tissues, it can be quite painful for your pet.

In addition to a urinary tract infection, canine blood in urine can also be caused by an infection in the bladder system (usually, the kidneys or urethra.) Female dogs are more prone to infections in the urethra because their ureters are shorter than males.

In male dogs, blood in canine urine could be a sign of an infected prostrate gland. If this is the case, you might also notice that your dog's penis and testicles appear to be swollen.

Another possible cause is bladder stones or the accidental ingestion of poisonous household chemicals.

Regardless of what you think the problem is, take your pet to the vet. If your dog is diagnosed with an infected prostate gland or kidneys or ingestion of poisons, your vet will advise the proper treatment. If your dog has a urinary tract infection or a struvite bladder stone, you can treat your dog at home.

Be advised that if blood in canine urine is treatable with antibiotics, you might want to do what a growing number of caring pet owners are doing and treat your dog with a homeopathic remedy instead. The reason for this becomes clear when you understand that antibiotics do not affect a cure; they only suppress the symptoms. This is why many dogs wind up with recurring infections. On top of this, antibiotics have side effects.

Instead of giving your pet antibiotics, try a homeopathic remedy. Unlike drugs, homeopathic remedies actually heal the conditions that cause blood in canine urine in the first place. Homeopathic remedies are completely natural and have no side effects.

Look for a homeopathic remedy that contains proven ingredients like canthansis, berberis and uva ursi. Since these remedies come in granule form, they are easy to administer: just drop a few crystals in your dog's mouth or sprinkle them on his food. They are strong enough to heal your dog's condition, yet gentle enough to use every day for prevention if needed. This is particularly helpful for older dogs or breeds that are prone to urinary problems.

So in summary, if you spot blood in canine urine, get your pet to the vet. If your dog has a urinary tract infection or struvite bladder stones, you can treat your dog with a homeopathic remedy at home. For other more serious conditions, your vet will advise you of the best course of action.

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