Causes of Urinary Infections in Dogs

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Urinary infections in dogs are usually caused by bacteria that migrates up through the urethra, but they can also be caused by internal problems, such as Cushing's disease. Discover how frequent urination may be a sign of a urinary infection in dogs with help from a veterinarian in this free video on urinary infections in dogs.

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Hi, this is Dr. Bob Pane from Miami, Florida at South Kendall Animal Clinic. Let's talk about the causes of urinary tract infections in dogs. Most, most, most importantly is bladder infections which is a bacterial infection. They don't get viruses very often. Sometimes the, the bladder gets infected with stones secondary to infections, and so if you see an increase in straining or an increase of urination in your dog, bring a urine sample or bring the dog to the veterinary clinic with a fresh sample, fresh-caught, preferably mid-stream. Bladder infections are usually caused by migrational bacteria up the urethra, but they sometimes are caused by internal problems like Cushing's Disease or kidney dysfunctions, so sometimes it's more serious than just a bladder infection.


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