I don’t know a thing about you but I’ll bet that your dog has suffered from canine UTI at least once in his life. As long as you spot urinary tract infections in your dog early, home treatment can be very effective. Canine diet and nutrition, hydration, and homeopathy are all very helpful in getting rid of urinary tract infection.
First take your dog to a veterinarian for diagnosis. The vet will first rule out serious disease or underlying problems like diabetes, bladder stones, cystitis, kidney stones, gall bladder disease, a tumor, or gall stones. Corrective surgery may be a necessary treatment in some cases.
If there is no bladder outlet, your vet may have to manipulate your dog’s bladder so the stones come out or give him a special diet to dissolve the blockage.
If dog UTI is the cause of the problem, you will need to give your dog a treatment to kill the bacteria. Your vet will probably suggest antibiotics but you should avoid them if possible.
When dogs take antibiotics, they metabolize most of the drugs, which come out in their urine. Therefore dogs are prescribed antibiotics in a very high dose. These high doses can actually aggravate the symptoms of your dog’s canine UTI.
If you want to avoid giving your pup medication, try a homeopathic remedy. Unlike medicines, homeopathy actually gets to the root of the underlying cause and helps to heal your dog’s problem permanently by taking a holistic approach to healing.
It’s better not to experiment with herbs for treatment since herbs can have side effects and dangerous interactions. Homeopathic remedies are 100% safe and free of side effects.
The imbalance of electrolytes like potassium can cause dog UTI. Give your dog cranberry juice to acidify his urine and prevent bacteria from adhering to the lining of the bladder. Make sure he gets plenty of liquid to flush out bacteria by keeping his water bowl full of fresh, filtered water.
By changing your dog’s diet, you can go a long way in helping him heal from canine UTI. There is too much protein and carbohydrates in commercial animal foods. Instead, give your dog raw, unprocessed, and home cooked food.
Vitamin C is also a helpful treatment for dog UTI because it is a natural anti-inflammatory that prevents bacteria from adhering to bladder lining. You can give your dog 250mg to 500mg depending on his size and weight.