How to Cure Your Dog's UTI, Not Just Treat it

Published: 08th January 2010
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If you have a dog and he has ever had a UTI, you probably know that the problem is generally one that recurs. It's rare for a dog susceptible to UTIs just to get one infection in their lifetime. If your dog gets a UTI for the first time, brace yourself because there are many more coming your way unless you do something about it. A dog's urinary tract infection can be easily treated with antibiotics but that is the problem. It is an EASY solution to a difficult and complicated ailment. Antibiotics only suppress the symptoms of UTI. Once the round of antibiotics is taken, the bacteria will only return unless the underlying issue is addressed.


For dog's UTI, you should consider making some serious lifestyle changes, but not before ruling out serious causes of UTI such as a birth defect or tumor. Take your dog to the vet to get some tests done. As long as no severe underlying problem is detected, you can expect to treat the infection safely and effectively at home.


The difference between the cure of a dog's urinary tract infection and a mere treatment is the time and effort it takes. It is easy and fast to give your dog antibiotics if he responds well to them, that is. Some dogs actually end up having aggravated symptoms after taking antibiotics.


A lot of people want a quick fix to their problems and those of their pets. The idea of taking a few pills and getting over the hump sounds ideal but reality just isn't that sweet. You need to take preventive measures and make some changes to your dog's lifestyle.


Dog's UTI can be alleviated permanently, i.e. CURED if you follow these simple steps. First of all, go find that bag of dry dog food and consider not using it any more. That's right. Many commercial dog foods are not what you should be feeding your dog and it may be contributing to your dog's recurrent urinary problems.


Commercial dog food is grain-based and contains a number of synthetic ingredients that do two things: alter the pH level of your dog's urine, making it easier for bacteria to flourish and weaken your dog's immune system. These two factors make your dog much more susceptible to bacterial infections of the urinary tract and bladder.


Another thing you need to do to keep your dog's urinary tract infection part of that book of history you'd like to forget about is to up his water intake. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of UTI in dogs. Before you go filling up his water bowl from the tap however, realize that only filtered water counts. Tap water contains harsh contaminants that can aggravate your dog's bladder and urinary tract. In fact, it can even contain bacteria that will cause your dog's UTI directly!


The last and most important step you need to take to cure your dog's urinary tract infection once and for all is to give him a homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy is completely safe and highly effective, particularly if administered on a daily basis.


Look for a homeopathic remedy that contains urinary tonics like uva ursi and cantharis, which strengthen your dog's bladder and urinary tract, promote healthy urine flow, and balance the pH level of your dog's urinary tract. Don't make the mistake of peddling pills to your beloved pet. Go all natural if you want to find a safe, permanent solution to your dog's urinary tract infection. Believe me. Natural treatment may take a bit more effort on your part but the results will leave both you and your dog healthy, happy and relieved.

Jeff Grill is an editor of hundreds of articles on dog health problems. See this site for more information on your dog's urinary tract infection.

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