HERE are some signs that may lead you to think that your dog or cat has a urinary tract problem:
- Change in urine colour and increased turbidity
- Presence of blood in urine
- Strong smell of urine
- Straining or pain when urinating
- He urinates at home or in the case of the cat outside the litter box
- Needs to be let out more often (Increased amount or frequency of urination)
- Licking the vulva or penis
- Higher water consumption.
- Changes in appetite
- Weight loss
What Causes Urinary Tract Problems in Dogs?
- There are many causes of lower urinary tract problems, such as:
- Inflammation or infection of the bladder or kidneys
- Presence of stones, crystals, or cellular debris in the bladder or urethra
- Trauma, congenital anomalies or cancer in the kidneys, ureter, bladder or urethra.
- Prostate disease
- Spinal cord abnormalities
Diagnosing a urinary tract problem requires your veterinarian to do a physical exam that includes checking the kidneys and bladder. They will also likely perform a urinalysis. A urine culture, blood tests, ultrasound, or X-rays may also be necessary, depending on findings. Sometimes it is even necessary to perform a CT scan for more complex pathologies.
In Costablanca Norte:
Anicura Marina Baixa Hospital Veterinario
In Costablanca Sur:
Centro Veterinario de Diagnóstico por Imagen de Levante