A urinary tract infection can occur in both male and female dogs and is an infection that makes dogs feel lethargic and causes incessant urination, possible backaches and fevers, pain when urinating and even bloody urine, reports the Modern Dog Magazine. The infection itself can be caused from bladder infections, cancer, stones or crystals in the urinary area, stress, trauma, prostrate disease and congenital abnormality, according to WebMD.
Many dogs that are incontinent due to old age or other medical issues will be more likely to get urinary tract infections because their urinary muscles are weaker, writes WebMD. If an owner thinks that his or her dog has a bladder infection, the dog should be brought into a veterinarian's office for treatment. However, there are also home remedies that can help the infection if the owner wants to spend a few days attempting to solve the problem at home.
One such home remedy is juniper berry. This berry will increase the dog's urination so that the impurities in the urine can leave the body resolving the infection. Cranberries are also used to help keep bacteria from being stuck within the urinary tract reports Modern Dog Magazine. Many pet owners feed tiny amounts of cranberries or cranberry pills to their dogs to prevent urinary tract infections.Learn More
To prevent a cat from developing urinary tract infections, keep the litter box clean, make sure clean water is always available, feed wet food instead of dry, and maintain normal body weight through calorie restriction and exercise. If a cat develops urinary tract infections frequently, a vet can suggest a prescription diet or add glucosamine supplements. Look for cat food low in magnesium and high in L-methionine.Full Answer >
A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is typically treated with antibiotics, according to Mayo Clinic. Which antibiotic is used and for what duration depends on the bacterium causing the UTI and other factors.Full Answer >
Generally, most women who have a urinary tract infection do not experience missed or delayed periods. The most common reasons that affect the period include stress, anxiety, and depression, explains the N.Y. Times.Full Answer >
The Mayo Clinic does not list a delayed period as a symptom of a urinary tract infection. Likewise, WebMD does not list a urinary tract infection as a cause of a delayed or missed period.Full Answer >