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What Can Increase My Pet’s Predisposition To Infections Of The Urinary Tract?

Bacteria, usually from fecal matter, can multiply and begin colonizing your pet’s urinary bladder, ultimately leading to infection. Quite a number of factors can amplify your pet’s risk of getting UTI. Below are some of them:

●Even though both sexes can get UTI, females have a higher tendency to get UTI than males.

●Pets that already have their immune systems compromised are much more at risk. Pets like these include puppies and kittens that are still very young, much older pets, and pets that have pre-existing medical conditions like periodontal disease, cancer, or cats with cat immunodeficiency virus (or FIV) or cat leukemia virus (or FLV).

●Dogs and cats that have been diagnosed with having diabetes mellitus have a higher risk of getting bladder infections.

●Obese and overweight dogs and cats usually do not have the flexibility required to be able to properly groom their behinds. As such, the fecal matter may gather in that area increasing the animal’s risk of getting infections of the bladder.

●Pets that have developed masses or stones in their bladders have a higher risk of getting UTI.

●Incontinent pets have higher possibilities of developing UTI 

If your pet is displaying signs of UTI, make an appointment with your veterinary clinic Cornelius, NC.

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