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Home Remedies For Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
Home Remedies For Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs

Urinary tract infections in dogs occur when certain environmental bacteria or those developed in objects and spaces that the dog visits regularly are introduced into the urinary tract and reach the bladder. This condition is more common in females than in males and should be treated as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important to go to the vet regularly and follow their recommended treatment. As a complement and help to accelerate the healing process you also have the possibility of using natural remedies that do not harm the dog. Do not miss this OneHowTo article and discover the most effective home remedies for urinary tract infection in dogs.

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Steps to follow:


The first thing you must do is identify the urinary infection. The main symptom is an increase in the number of times your dog must urinate. At this point it is essential to emphasize that one of the most common causes of urine infection in dogs is urinary retention (when your dog hold in its pee). That is, if your dog is used to relieving itself outside of the house but is not exercising often enough, it is more likely that its body will develop the bacteria that causes these infections.


Once a urine infection is identified you should know that the best treatment is abundant fluid intake. When your dog urinates it will be expelling a certain number of the bacteria that are causing the infection, so it is important to keep the dog hydrated at all times so to increment how often it urinates. Furthermore, proper water intake always help the body regulate urinary functions.

Home Remedies For Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs - Step 2

Vitamin C also has the ability to increase the acidity of urine, favouring the elimination of the bacteria that causes the infection in your dog. One of the major natural sources of this vitamin is oranges. So one of the most effective ways to combat this urinary condition with home remedies is to prepare fresh orange juice and mix it in the dogs water bowl. You will see the your dog's condition improve.

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In relation to the previous step, one of the fruits rich in vitamin C and highly beneficial for the treatment of urinary tract infections in dogs is blueberry. Cranberries contain properties which are ideal to prevent the bacteria in your bladder and kidneys from sticking to these organs. They are also beneficial to regulate the gastrointestinal tract. Remember that not all fruits are good for dogs, socheck with your vet before giving your dog fruit. You should wash blueberries, withdraw the seeds and slice them to then feed them to the dog, to make sure that your dog doesn't choke on them.

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One of the most common properties of apple cider vinegar is that of cleansing the urinary tract and detoxing it. So another effective remedy to fight your dog's urine infections is to add daily a teaspoon of this vinegar to its water bowl so that it drinks it. It is important not to overdo this amount so to avoid consequences such as damage to the dog's tooth enamel.

Home Remedies For Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs - Step 5

This type of vinegar is also very helpful in relieving the pain of your dog's infection. For this, it is advisable that you give it hot baths and add one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.


Remember to follow the medical treatment and consult with your veterinarian on whether or not you can provide these remedies. Home remedies should always be a complement to professional treatment, so always follow the prescribed treatment.

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Mary Ann Love
Thankyou for this advice. My dog Lacey has had 2 infections over the past 9 months. The vets have prescribed anti-biotics, which I have found it difficult to administer because of the size and hardness of the tablets. I asked if they could prescribe something easier to cut into the required dose. It's unfortunate that the research into pet medication doesn't also consider it important for it to be user friendly.
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