Urinary tract infections are a result of bacteria infiltrating the host’s urethra – in this case your pet. This is also a cause for painful symptoms. Bladder infections may occur from a previous history of illness and is found commonly in dogs in the first couple of months and from the age of two to ten years.
At the onset of infection, symptoms surface in the form of lethargy, fever, difficulty urinating, blood in urine, strong urine odor, loss of appetite, frequent urination, pain while urinating, dark colored urine, withdrawn showing lack of enthusiasm and interest in walks or play, urinating inside the home, frequent licking of infected areas and sometimes there is no apparent symptoms at all.
The first line of treatment for urinary tract infections or bladder infections is antibiotics like Clavamox, which is a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanate. Zeniquin is another popular antibiotic used to treat the same condition. The semi-synthetic drug, Amoxi-tabs containing amoxicillin offers a broad spectrum advantage in combating urinary infections.
One of the side effects to using antibiotics frequently is that your pet can develop immunity to antibiotics. For instance, when dogs are exposed to numerous antibiotic treatments, they can develop a resistance to these drugs.