What Could Be Wrong and Why Is This Happening?
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Why is your dog peeing in the wrong places? Has your dog suddenly started to urinate in his bed, on your favorite rug or other inappropriate places around your home? While your first instinct might be to scold him for being spiteful, you just might want to stop, take a deep breath and think about why he might be doing so. Many pet parents will automatically jump to the conclusion that their dog is showing spitefulness by urinating around the home but, often times there is a deeper issue at play. One reason that a dog may urinate inappropriately around the home, after being housebroken, could be due to a urinary tract infection.
There are a few factors that contribute to the likelihood of a urinary tract infection developing. A urinary tract infection is the result of an overgrowth of bacteria, fungus or even parasites. A healthy dog’s urine is acidic due to his diet of meat. This helps protect him against bacteria as bacteria will more easily thrive in urine that has become more alkaline. A grain free diet is highly suggested to keep the acid in your dog’s urine. A diet of grains promotes an alkaline environment which encourages the growth of bacteria. Other causes of a urinary tract infection are: being forced to urine for extended periods of time (not enough potty breaks), a lack of fresh, chemical free water and even antibiotics.
Other than inappropriate urination in or around the home, there are other symptoms of urinary tract infections that you should be aware of.
Blood in the urine
Increased frequency of urination
Signs of pain while urinating
If your dog is showing signs of a urinary tract infection, seek prompt medical attention. Your veterinary doctor will perform a complete medical examination as will mostly order a series of tests, such as x-rays and a urinalysis to confirm or rule out the presence of a urinary tract infection. A high presence of Alkaline in the urine not only causes urinary tract infections but may also result in urinary crystals, cystitis and even stones.
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