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Can my dog's uti clear up on its own?

by Renae
(Canada)

Dog UTI Reader Question: My male dog had blood in his urine three days ago, and nothing since. is it possible the problem cleared up on its own..should I take him to the vet's although there is no more bleeding.


Editor Response Dog UTI

Dear Renae,

Thank you for your question. The canine urinary system has different parts including the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, urethra and some associated glands. Also, different infectious and non infectious conditions are related to the urinary system including infections, blockages, tumors and calculi (stones) etc.

The passing of blood in the urine can represent any of the aforementioned conditions. In other words, it is a symptom only. Your dog is having some type of problem in the urinary system which should be diagnosed properly.

You should consult a veterinarian for a detailed examination and laboratory diagnosis, urinalysis and x-rays. Also, you should note any other symptoms so that your veterinarian can form a more precise idea of what is going on in order to make a timely diagnosis. Note other symptoms such as straining during urination, pain, pus in the urine and any stress, discomfort or signs of generalized illness.

More specifically, if the blood is fresh and is mixed with urine, where the dog urine appears pink to reddish in color, it might represent a tumor, blockage or calculi (stone). Similarly, if the blood passes at end of the urine stream mixed with pus and if the urine appears cloudy, it can be some kind of infection.

The bottom line is that your dog is having a urinary problem and you should consult a veterinarian for a detailed diagnosis.

For the time being, here are some tips that could help your dog:

1. Be sure to feed your dog a balanced diet that has fewer minerals and give your dog a lot of clean and hygienic water to drink.

2. While your dog is being diagnosed for a specific treatment, you can also try natural remedies such as Kidney Support which will help to maintain the strength of the urinary tract and which will reduce the chance of secondary infections forming. It can also help with any developing symptoms. You can also try Immunity & Liver Support Formula to boost your dog's immune system.

You can also use these natural preparations along with the specific treatment recommended by your veterinarian. The remedies will certainly enhance your dog's recovery and will support the specific therapy recommended.

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