Why is peeing so common in dogs?
It all depends on the cause of your dog’s frequent peeing. Here are some examples:
Infection of the urinary tract
Dogs with excessive urination are most often suffering from a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. These infections are caused by an infection of the dog’s urinary system. You may also notice blood in the urine or difficulty urinating. It is easy to treat a urinary tract infection. Antibiotics will be prescribed for the treatment. One reason a urinary tract infection may occur is that your dog isn’t allowed to urinate as frequently as needed.
Spay incontinence is also known as female dog spay. This condition can cause your dog to lose her bladder. It is caused by a decrease of estrogen. Your dog may not be aware that urine can leak out when estrogen levels drop. Low testosterone can cause this in neutered males, but it is less common.
Blockages and distended bladder
Most often, your dog will experience distention in his bladder if there is something blocking the passage of urine (tumor or bladder stone) Drips of urine from your dog may pass the blockage and cause your dog to urinate in small quantities, often.
Blockages and a distended bladder can be very dangerous for your dog and could cause kidney failure. You should seek immediate medical attention. Your dog will need to be treated immediately if it has a blocked bladder.
A dog suffering from diabetes may urinate more often than usual, especially before it is diagnosed and treated. They urinate more frequently as a result of the increased intake of water.
Cushing’s disease occurs when your dog’s body produces too many steroids. This can cause problems in his other systems. You may also notice hair loss, seizures, and a general feeling of being lethargic.
If your dog pees often, it’s a good idea for you to make an appointment with your vet. This could be a sign of underlying health conditions. Your veterinarian will perform a complete physical exam and ask you questions about your dog’s symptoms. Your veterinarian will ask about your dog’s current diet, as well as any supplements or medications that he may be taking. The results of any testing will be based on the symptoms that your dog displays and what your veterinarian observes during a physical exam.
Infection of the urinary tract
Urinary tract infections in dogs can cause a puppy to have a need to urinate every other day, just as they do for humans.
Although most bacterial strains can be treated easily, there are some that are more difficult to eliminate. As always, it is important to seek prompt veterinary care.
Some puppies might develop a urinary tract infection around their genital opening. Spaying or neutering can be more effective than antibiotics in these cases.
Kidney infections can have many of the same symptoms and can lead to urinary tract infections. They can also cause more frequent trips outside for your dog.
Kidney infections, like those in the urinary tract, can often be treated with antibiotics.
Bladder stones may cause your dog to need to void his bladder. Stones of either type can cause blood in the urine. However, this is not a diagnostic sign.
Stones can be very painful for your dog and even life-threatening. If you suspect that your pup may have a stone, make sure you get immediate medical attention.
Your puppy may also have to pee more often than usual due to kidney stones. Kidney stones aren’t as common in dogs than they are in humans. Many times they don’t even need treatment.
It is important to seek medical attention for your dog. Stones can sometimes block the dog’s ureter and can cause serious health problems.