The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine to the bladder), the bladder and the urethra.
The urinary tract is constantly producing urine (in the kidneys) and it is stored in the bladder, which is like a muscular balloon.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) most commonly refers to an infection or inflammation of the bladder.
The bladder and urine are considered to be
a sterile environment. However, there is
a huge number of bacteria present on the external genitalia. When bacteria migrate from the genitalia up
the urethra into the bladder, an infection can result. If the infection remains
localized in the bladder, it does not normally result in...
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• Frequent attempts to urinate
• May or may not be blood tinged
• Urine accidents/inappropriate urination
Your Vet will examine your dog and ask many questions about his/her toileting behaviour and history.
It is important to have a urine sample analyzed to determine if your dog has a bladder infection.
Urinalyis. A sample of urine is tested and many
parameters are looked (pH, white blood cell count, protein...
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