The urinary system consists of the kidneys, bladder, ureters and the urethra. The development of urinary disorders in dogs and cats is quite common; however males have a greater risk of urinary disorders becoming life threatening if not treated early.
Symptoms of urinary disorders can range from pets showing obvious signs of illness to very little signs at all, depending at what stage the infection is at. It is important to become familiar with the warning signs so that your dog or cat can commence treatment as early as possible to prevent it becoming life-threatening.
Signs that you pet could be living with a urinary disorder:
- Abnormally frequent urination
- Inappropriate urination (around the house)
- Straining to urinate
- Blood in the urine
- Loss of appetite
- Inflammation around the external genitalia
Often pets that have suffered from a urinary disease run the risk of contracting it again. There are many options available to assist in the management one of which is a special prescription diet prevent the disorder from reoccurring.
Specific Urinary Disorders include:
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease - (FLUTD)
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Bladder Stones (Urinary Calculi)
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Kidney Failure In Cats
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