Are you concerned that your dog is having difficulty urinating, or isn’t producing any urine at all? Whether he is a young or old dog, difficulty urinating is a sign of serious trouble that needs to be dealt with right away. If you fail to treat the problem, your dog could die. Take him to the vet so that the cause of the problem can be properly diagnosed. These are the five most common reasons for a dog not urinating:
Five Common Causes of a Dog Not Urinating
1. Canine UTI;
2. Blockage from urinary stones;
3. Unneutered older male dog with enlarged prostate;
4. Urinary tract tumor;
5. Weak bladder muscles
In a young or old dog, difficulty urinating can result from a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI may cause painful spasms in the urethra, which can shrink the urethral opening and make it difficult for your dog to pass urine. A homeopathic remedy provides effective prevention and treatment for canine UTIs. Homeopathic remedies are free of side effects and provide a gentle way to combat the bacteria that cause infection.
Urinary stones are another possible cause of a dog’s urinary difficulties. They can block the flow of urine, and are much more common in male dogs, since male dogs have a narrower urethra than female dogs. One reason why your dog may develop urinary stones is lack of adequate hydration, so be sure to keep a supply of clean, filtered water available to him.
Urinary stones are composed of magnesium, so you can also help prevent urinary stones by giving him plenty of low magnesium, unprocessed raw food. Homeopathic remedies can also help prevent urinary stones, and can keep his bladder and urinary tract healthy and functioning properly.
Is your dog an unneutered male? Especially for an old dog, difficulty urinating can arise as a result of an enlarged prostate gland. An enlarged prostate compresses the urethra, making it difficult or impossible for your dog to urinate. Another possible cause of a dog’s urinary troubles is a prostate gland infection, which can cause the gland to swell and slow or stop the flow of urine.
Another serious cause of a dog’s inability to urinate is a urinary tract tumor. While this condition is rare, it’s important to have your dog seen by a vet right away if he isn’t urinating. Your vet can run the proper tests and examine your dog to see if a tumor might be causing your dog’s urinary troubles.
In an old dog, difficulty urinating can also be caused by weak bladder muscles. Muscle weakness can make it a challenge for an old dog to urinate.
These are the five most common causes of a dog’s failure to urinate. To diagnose the problem, it’s important to get your dog to the vet for testing. Your vet will recommend a course of treatment, but if you are seeking a natural, gentle remedy, discuss homeopathic treatments with your vet. Homeopathic remedies have a proven safety record and are gentle on your dog’s system.
In a young or old dog, difficulty urinating should not go untreated. If you opt for conventional treatment, a homeopathic remedy can function as an adjunct to the medication for more effective healing and for preventing recurrence of the problem. In contrast to steroids and antibiotics, homeopathic remedies can safely be used long term to strengthen your dog’s urinary system and prevent a relapse of your dog not urinating.
by Kate Rieger