Dog Urinary Health
How Can You Best Support Your Dog's Urinary System?
Your dog’s urinary system is responsible for processing and removing waste products from the body. Your dog urinary health is therefore very important and plays an important role in your dog’s overall health and wellbeing.
This section includes various information and advice about your dog’s urinary system and urinary health.
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How Does the Dog’s Urinary System Work?
The dog’s urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters (tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder), bladder, and urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body). These organs work together to produce, transport, store and excrete urine.
The urinary system has several important functions. It not only processes and removes waste products from the body. It also helps to maintain the correct balance of water and salts (electrolytes) within the body’s cells and process the important vitamin D.
Which is why a healthy urinary system is crucial for your dog’s internal functions.
What Are the Most Common Urinary Health Problems in Dogs?
Urinary, bladder and kidney problems are unfortunately common in dogs, especially as they get older. The most common urinary health problems in dogs include:
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Pyelonephritis (kidney infection)
- Stones (bladder, kidney, ureters)
- Renal or kidney failure
- Urinary incontinence
- Tumours of the urinary tract
Treatment and Management of Canine Urinary Health Problems?
Some urinary health problems in dogs are easier to treat, or at least manage, than others. The treatment will depend on the urinary health condition and how advanced the condition is. Early detection is therefore very important and will make the treatment and/or management of the condition easier and more likely to be successful.
Treatments and management of urinary health problems in dogs may include medication, surgery, diet changes and supplementation. Diet and supplementation can also help to prevent some dog urinary health problems, e.g. may help preventing recurring urinary tract infection in dogs.
Caring for your dog’s vital needs
We have all been there, stopping every few minutes and waiting patiently while our dog goes on with the important business of “pee-mailing”. Sometimes we get impatient, but never did we imagine that the day might come that we would miss this ritual. A urinary tract infection (UTI) makes urination painful for our dogs and you want to do everything you can to prevent your dog getting it. maxxiUtract can help you with exactly that.
- Specifically designed to care for your dog’s urinary, kidney and bladder health
- Naturally nurtures and cares for the whole of your dog’s urinary system
- Can help to prevent painful urinary tract infection, UTI recurrence and aid recovery