Your dog is more likely to go to the toilet and whine more than usual, and has developed anorexia. These are signs of cystitis. Nevertheless, helping your dog to get back to health is relatively easy. After all, the disease cystitis is easily treatable if you contact your veterinarian in time.
It is necessary
- antibacterial drugs,
- flowers of calendula and wheatgrass,
- antiparasitic drugs
Cystitis is a disorder of the genitourinary system, manifested in the form of inflammation of the bladder. Such inflammation is divided into four types: catarrhal, purulent, phlegmonous and fibrinous. The causes of cystitis are most often hypothermia, acute infection, kidney stones, colds.
The disease begins suddenly: the dog often goes to the toilet, and urination is often painful and long. With purulent or phlegmonous cystitis, pus and blood are sometimes present in the urine, and upon examination, bacteria, neutrophils (with purulent cystitis), a large number of red blood cells are found in it. This phenomenon is associated with the sensitivity of the nerve endings of the bladder. The dog's body temperature rises, sometimes vomiting occurs. Cystitis, like many other diseases, can be acute and chronic. Acute cystitis is easy to treat and does not leave behind negative consequences, while chronic cystitis is more difficult and takes longer to heal. It most often occurs against the background of any other diseases, for example, with urolithiasis and the formation of cysts in the ovaries.
When the first symptoms of cystitis appear, a warm compress is usually placed on the dog's belly. Further treatment is carried out with antibiotics and antibacterial drugs, since the main role in the occurrence of this disease is played by microorganisms, mainly staphylococci and streptococci. Sick dogs should drink plenty of water and be warm. They are given antibiotics of the tetracycline group, which are sometimes prescribed together with prolonged sulfonamides, especially with purulent and phlegmonous cystitis. Additionally, medicinal plants are used - calendula flowers and creeping wheatgrass. The dog is walked in a special overalls that do not allow moisture and cold to pass through. With parasitic cystitis, the veterinarian first prescribes antiparasitic agents. Chronic cystitis is also treated with antibiotics, but first of all, the very cause of its occurrence is eliminated. For example, if it is urolithiasis, they often resort to surgical intervention.
To avoid cystitis, avoid hypothermia of the dog. Do not walk your pet in cold weather without a jumpsuit. Also try to make sure that your animal is not in the water for a long time (some dogs like to swim and bathe for a long time). In addition, carefully observe all sanitary and hygienic rules, walk the dog only in places that are safe from a microbiological point of view. Avoid taking breaks from walking, as prolonged urinary retention, especially in males, contributes to the development of cystitis. To avoid chronic cystitis, do not overfeed the animal, especially fatty foods, give it more water.