Caring for Your Pet’s UTI Recovery and Prevention
In addition to seeking veterinary care for your pet’s UTI, there are some steps you can take to support their recovery and prevent future infections:
Encourage water intake: Making sure your pet is well-hydrated is crucial for flushing out bacteria from the urinary tract. Provide fresh water at all times and consider adding water to their food to increase their fluid intake.
Promote regular urination: Encourage your pet to urinate frequently, as this helps to flush out bacteria from the urinary tract. Take your dog outside for frequent potty breaks, and provide a clean litter box for your cat.
Keep your pet clean: Wiping your pet’s genital area after urination can help to prevent the spread of bacteria. For female pets, always wipe from front to back to prevent the spread of fecal bacteria.
Avoid urinary irritants: Certain foods and medications can irritate the urinary tract and increase the risk of infection. Avoid feeding your pet spicy or acidic foods, and consult with your vet before giving them any new medications.
By taking these steps, you can help to support your pet’s recovery from a UTI and reduce their risk of future infections.