If you live with a paraplegic pet, you know all too well how hard it is to prevent urinary tract infection in dogs with incontinence. Recurring UTIs are common in paralyzed dogs. And as the pet mom or dad you feel helpless watching your fur kid struggle to “go” due to a UTI. It’s a miserable situation.
But the paralysis that causes your pup to be unable to walk also affects how well their bladder works. Most paralyzed pets have no control. And many others have bladders that leak and dribble.
This lack of control creates the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow in the urinary tract. When a UTI develops, it’s painful and can make your dog seriously ill. It can also lead to complications like bladder crystals and stones if it isn’t treated. This post will help you identify the signs of UTI and the tips to prevent them. [Read more…]