Tips on What to Do If Your Dog Urinates Blood
If you’re like most pet owners, you probably just about lose it when you notice your dog urinating blood. If there is blood in the urine, your dog most likely has a bacterial infection in its late stages. You need to treat the infection aggressively because if you leave it be, it could become life-threatening.
When your dog is urinating blood, you need to take her to the vet immediately. The blood in her urine could be a symptom of bladder stones, kidney stones, or a bacterial infection. If a bladder stone is the cause, your vet may choose to do surgery or dissolve the stone by giving your dog a special diet.
If your dog has kidney stones, she will probably look and act very ill. Even if she ate commercial dog foods prior to having the stones it’s best that you take her off of those foods immediately and put her on a strict diet of raw and unprocessed food. A dog urinating blood must not eat any foods that contain artificial ingredients.
Your veterinarian may prescribe a diet high in fat and salt in order to dissolve the stones in your dog’s kidney. If the stone is small, it may come out with some manipulation of the bladder. It’s important not to freak out if you do notice blood in your dog’s urine because in most cases it can be easily resolved. If your dog is urinating blood, you need to make changes to his diet and lifestyle while at the same time administering treatment.
If you notice your dog urinating blood and it is likely that a bacterial infection is the culprit, the vet will probably have him urinate in a cup and test it for bacterial cultures. A male dog is less likely than a female dog to have a urinary infection. Female dogs are more susceptible because their ureters are shorter, making it easier for bacteria to travel up the urinary tract.
If the cause of the bacterial infections is a birth defect, surgery may be necessary. If you don’t treat the cause as well as the symptom, the infections will only keep returning. When your dog is urinating blood, she is also in a lot of pain. To alleviate the symptoms and address the underlying imbalances that may be causing the problem, give your dog a homeopathic remedy.
Unlike drug treatment, homeopathic remedies are 100% safe and side effect free. Antibiotics are expensive and dangerous. They have to be used in such high doses and for such long periods that they usually end up aggravating the symptoms of your dog urinating blood rather than alleviate them.
Help your dog lead a healthy, active lifestyle at all times and not just when you notice that your dog is urinating blood. Take him out on a walk at least twice a day. Make sure he is eating well. Don’t let him hold in his pee for very long. If you notice that his urine has an unusual smell, step up treatment by giving him a homeopathic remedy. Better yet, give him a homeopathic remedy on a regular basis to keep his urinary tract, bladder, and urine flow healthy.