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A blood sample will also be collected so that kidney function and blood counts can be measured. Angiotensin II, a particularly powerful regulator of sodium balance, is produced from renin, which is a hormone secreted by the kidneys in response to sympathetic nervous system stimulation during exercise. Abdominal Pain and Urinary Tract Infection. Nurse on a Date. Not Helpful 2 Helpful Two kidneys, two ureters, a urinary bladder, and a urethra.

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Kegels are a good way to maintain lifelong bladder control. Rabin, noting that childbirth can damage the natural support for the bladder and urethra. It's a good idea for men and women, whether young or old, to practice Kegels routinely, says Atnip. Use caution with medication There are at least different medications that can actually cause or worsen incontinence, from diuretics to opioids, says Dr.

A good rule of thumb is to consume 9 cups of liquid each day about 2 liters. Avoid irritating foods Some foods can worsen incontinence in certain people.

Watch out for chocolate another source of caffeine , as well as spicy or acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits, says Dr. Rabin, as these are common irritants to the urinary tract. To identify potential culprits, Dr. Rabin suggests eliminating one type of food every two to three weeks to see if your symptoms improve. This can trigger the bladder to dump urine.

Antibiotics to kill the intruders. As always, be sure to finish off the prescribed cycle of medicine completely, even after you start to feel better. And drink lots of water to help flush the bacteria from your system. Your doctor may prescribe a medication to soothe the pain, and a heating pad may also be helpful. Studies on the effectiveness of cranberry juice for preventing or treating UTIs have produced mixed results.

The red berry contains a tannin that prevents E. About 1 in 5 women experience a second urinary tract infection, while some are plagued incessantly. In most cases, the culprit is a different type or strain of bacteria. But some types can invade the body's cells and form a community safe both from antibiotics and the immune system. A group of these renegades can travel out of the cells, and then re-invade, ultimately establishing a colony of antibiotic-resistant bacteria primed to attack again and again.

Some women are genetically predisposed to UTIs, while others have abnormalities in the structure of their urinary tract that make them more susceptible to infection. Women with diabetes may be at higher risk, as well, because their compromised immune systems make them less able to fight off infections like UTIs.

Other conditions that increase risk include pregnancy , multiple sclerosis , and anything that affects urine flow, such as kidney stones , stroke , and spinal cord injury. If you have 3 or more UTIs a year, ask your doctor to recommend a special treatment plan. There is more info on natural remedies at this link.

Remember that it will take longer to see results from natural remedies, so give them a couple months. In healthy pets, the urine pH is typically in the 6. If the pH is acidic pH below 6 or alkaline pH above 7 , it may allow bacteria to thrive and crystals or stones to form. You will need to test a couple times a day.

The dosage depends on the product that you use. All created for dogs and cats. So the best suggestion I have is to follow the dosage on the label for the product you decide on. Can I give her my antibiotics for previous kidney issues but in much smaller dosages?

My 4 month old staffy pup has a uti he is Peeing a? He was sort o crying a couple of times when Peeing, but both always. I will buy him cranberry pills tomorrow. What dosage is he mènt to get of the trimithapin? Please help I love my wee Bailey baby so much. Is he drinking more water than normal?

I ask because you said he is peeing a lot. Is he actually peeing a lot or attempting to pee often? The reason I ask is because I wonder: They will generally include a pain reliever, too. If you have ever had a bladder infection, you know they are painful. That is probably why he is crying — from pain. In this case, I would recommend that you have your vet check him out. I had a hard time finding the tablet but he weighs 20pds so how or what do i do to give him the capsule? Will it hurt to give him the whole capsule like once a day or what?

There should be a dosage chart on the bottle that will help you determine how much for 20 lbs. It can be toxic if given in too high a dose. I suggest you use it for days in a row when it seems like an infection is brewing, but I would not use it long term. It can cause a reduction in potassium levels if used long term. My 11 Yorkie age 8 has a uti each year.

This year Im stressed financially and I bought Nux Vomica 30c pills. The directions online vary. Also heard of Arnica Montana, but how much when.. She wont d3rink cranberry juice. My understanding is that Nux Vomica works for removing toxins in her system. Their dosage recommendation is: Give one dose every 30 minutes or more frequently if symptoms are severe. Reduce dosage to one time a day.

Stop when you see improvement and do not repeat again until symptoms recur. Arnica is usually used for dogs with muscle aches, strains and other associated injuries. It has also been used on dogs with emotional stress and can even aid in the rehabilitation process after dogs have experienced brain or spinal cord injuries.

Arnica is not intended for prolonged use as it can, over-time cause adverse side effects. It can also irritate the digestive system. Not a good candidate for a uti. The two brands you suggested make a canned version I think they both do.

You might get some canned food from them, too, and just put a bit on top of the dry kibble. She licks her butt but does not scoot. She has had her anal glands empty and there was not much in them. I am trying to decide on what food to switch her to, there is first mate or Dr.

I saw those on chewy. Both sound like good choices. Do you feed her just dry food or do you dress it with a bit of canned on top or even moisten her dry food? Thank you so much for the advice. I am using the purina urinary dry dog food it is what the vet says she needs I had her on just a grain free before the bladder infections got bad and he frowned on it. I will google and see what food I can find. I will continue the yogurt and methigel…thank you.

The vet has her on fish oil pills as well. I have bought so many things to try and help her, she constantly licks her bottom which tell me she is having a flare up. Thank you again for the advice! Does she also scoot her butt or just lick? Scooting can indicate an issue with anal sacs — which is generally related to diet. She started with urinary tract infections at 14 weeks old. She has had 4 since. The vet put her on purina urinary tract dog food, and multiple rounds of antibiotics and no table food or treats.

Every time we go back for check up she still has traits of infection. I give her fish oil, yogurt and cranberry pill every day plus just started giving her methigel and solid gold berry.

Any other advice would be much appreciated. Have you tried using test strips to determine the pH level of her urine? The pH level indicates the acidity of the urine. If the pH is acidic pH below 6 or alkaline pH above 7 it may allow bacteria to thrive and crystals or stones to form.

Throughout the day there are normal pH variations in the urine, especially associated with eating certain foods and medications. So, one single slightly higher or lower urine pH reading is not alarming if the rest of the tests are within the normal range.

With this knowledge, you can adjust her diet and supplements. Though cranberry can discourage bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder, it can also affect pH much as food does. Perhaps try the yogurt and methigel alone for a few weeks and see what effect that has on her pH. Then you can slowly add back in some of the supplements if need be. At least with the test strips, you can see what your changes are doing. You might also check into a grain-free urinary dog food.

One of the Purina urinary foods uses corn as its first ingredient. I have really enjoyed reading all of the post and replies ,seams they were all helpful in some way or another. I think that would best be left for a vet to diagnose. They can run tests to determine the difference. Is he drinking lots of water also? Can you see the pee? Does it look just clear or yellowish? Has he been out in the heat? Maybe you can take him out more often — every couple hours, then start doing this a little less often.

Maybe he has forgotten his training. I am alarmed by your comments about grapefruit and its toxicity to dogs. Are you referring to Grapefruit Seed Extract as well? There are many websites that indicate GSE is beneficial and safe for use in dogs.

I have used it on my dogs and now I am concerned. There are likely many people who feed their dogs grapefruit without incident, and maybe in the processing of Grapefruit Seed Extract, the toxic compound psoralen has been modified. You will know if grapefruit is a problem for your dogs if you notice the signs of toxicity: There are other options like blueberries.

I have a 11 year old Maltese mix, diagnosed with crystals or stones in his bladder is there anything I can buy to dissolve those crystals that are in his bladder or does he have to go through the surgery in order for them to be removed.

Im giving him cranberry juice but also a little acv to help him urinate. It would depend on why the vet is recommending the surgery. Depending on the patient and the location and size of the stone, there are some other less invasive procedures that might be appropriate. These include a technique called laser lithotripsy that breaks down stones into smaller pieces that can then be voided out, and a procedure called voiding urohydropropulsion, which is a technique that involves manually expressing stones out through the urethra while the patient is sedated.

If he has struvite crystals then you may be able to control it with food. You can also add supplements like Berry Balance to help or cranberry pills. Many dog owners control struvite crystals with either a raw diet, or a kibble diet. Struvites form in alkaline urine, so to prevent them you need to keep the pH of the urine more on the acidic side. You should choose a high quality kibble accordingly. Or even better, a high quality canned food.

A pH of 7 is neutral. Everything above 7 is alkaline, and everything below 7 is acidic. Often people buy pH strips so they can test the urine and make sure it is staying on the acidic side. Also, lots of fluids is important daily to keep the system flushed and moving. But check your water, too. Does it have too many minerals? Some people also use a solution of water and apple cider vinegar to cleanse the pee area on the pup as often crystals often come with infections, like UTIs and bladder infections.

I have a pitbul and she has a kidney infection with some blood in her urine and i would like to know how much cranberry juice or dried cranberries or cranberry sauce to give her she is 4 years old and weighs 75 pounds and how much apple cider vingar to give her and how often on all thank you. Because she has blood present in her urine, you need to be watchful. If she is going a little, then stopping, then starting again, this is a sign that she is in pain.

She stops because it hurts. This would warrant a trip to the vet, too. You can give her apple cider vinegar by mixing it with water. For a lb dog, mix 1 tablespoon in her water bowl. Because cranberries are a bit tart, an easier way to go is to use cranberry extract capsules.

Hi, I noticed two days ago now that my 1 and a half year old male pitbull is having trouble urinating. He takes forvever to urinate and very little comes out at a time. He squats down low and looks uncomfortable doing so. My dog is potty trained but has urinated in the house multiple times inside the house for the last two days.

He still has a good appetite and still drinks plenty of water. I did however, mix some cranberry juice no sugar added to his wet food and he did eat it. But drank it while mixed in with his food. How long does it take to see some improvement with his maybe UTI after drinking the cranberry juice? As a result, they will pee multiple times and only a little at a time. In this case, cranberry will not help.

Cranberry creates an environment that makes it more difficult for bacteria to thrive. However, your boy may have crystals and cranberry will not help. So you should have your vet check him out. This may be cheaper as a vet tech may be able to perform the test.

Collect a urine sample in the morning in a clean container and take it in to your vet for evaluation. The sooner you get it to the vet, the better. Morning samples are best as they are the most concentrated and reflect what is going on with the bladder.

Your vet can prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. And they may recommend a change in his diet. It can also be painful. AZO is not recommended for dogs. You could try a cranberry extract chewable for dogs usually at petsmart or pet stores. Encourage her to drink more to flush her bladder. You can do this by adding water to her food or purchasing her food in canned formula to increase flushing of the bladder.

But this should not be done for long term. Can cranberry capsules be given to 12 week old puppies? I adopted a Boxmas and she was urinating all over the place yesterday and had blood in her urine today.

I took her to the vet and he prescribed antibiotics. Is it okay to give a puppy cranberry capsule? You can but because of her small size, dosing can be difficult so you risk altering the pH of her urine to be too acidic.

This can create new problems. What dosage of cranberry capsule for my 13kg dog prone to cystitis. Would u recommend wiping her with baby wipes after urinating? You can buy testing strips that you touch to her urine stream to monitor. You can certainly try them. You might also add some moist food to her diet as the increased moisture should make her urinate a bit more and flush out her kidneys more often so bacteria will not have time to form and grow.

Generally, the vet will prescribe an amoxicillin-based antibiotic like clavamox. You can purchase amoxicillin from a pet store where fish products are served. It is labelled for fish tank usage and is called Fish-Mox, but it is the same amoxicillin that the doctor prescribes. Animals that are allergic to penicillin should not, under any circumstance, take Amoxicillin. Where it says citrus juices can be used is a little unclear. So everyone knows, My 11 yr. Apple Cider Vinegar in her water bowl, and she drank it with no hesitation.

Blood stopped next morning. I am going to let vet help her in 3 days, pay day. I would say the antibiotic would completely stop it, I am just temporarily helping it. Last UTI was last year, she squats during urination where she touches ground, so I started wiping her hiney with baby wipe after she urinates. Just hoping maybe that will in courage her to help me keep it clean and debris free!

Your posts have been VERY beneficial to me and my pack!!!! Coconut oil to detangle the matted hair? I think your best bet is to trim it away using blunt nosed scissors and cutting from the body outward to the end of the mat. My dogs like coconut oil, so they would lick it. This could just make a tangled mat worse, I think. She certainly sounds like quite a tom boy! Hi Isaac, Last week i have seen few small blood drops on the floor, didnt think much about it as my husband is a handyman lol: Im concerned, cause i know its not normal, but we just had vet regular check up last month and everything was fine.

We did not do the blood test this time. I dont know if it can be related but he has had 2 hot spots before our vet check.

Has been trated with antibiotics and his dermatitis has resolved. Any idea where the blood is coming from exactly? Do you suspect a urinary tract infection?

What do you think?