Signs of Urinary Tract Infections in Pets

Signs of Urinary Tract Infections in Pets


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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect dogs and cats, and they can be uncomfortable or even painful for your pet. Here are some common signs of a UTI in pets:
  1. Frequent Urination: Your pet may need to urinate more often than usual, often in small amounts.
  2. Straining to Urinate: Pets with UTIs may strain when trying to urinate. This can be accompanied by vocalization or signs of discomfort.
  3. Blood in Urine: UTIs can cause bloody or discolored urine, which may appear pink, red, or brown.
  4. Accidents Inside the House: A previously house-trained pet may start urinating inside the house if they have a UTI because they can't control their bladder effectively.
  5. Licking Genital Area: Excessive licking of the genital area is a common sign of discomfort or irritation in pets with UTIs.
  6. Strong Urine Odor: UTIs can make your pet's urine smell particularly strong or foul.
  7. Fever: In some cases, pets with UTIs may develop a fever, which can be a sign of a more severe infection.
  8. Increased Thirst: Pets with UTIs may drink more water than usual to try to flush out the infection.
  9. Lethargy: Some pets with UTIs may appear lethargic or less active than usual.
It's important to note that these symptoms can also be indicative of other medical issues

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