Dogs and cystitis: tips for taking care of them at home
Cystitis can also affect the dog at home by promoting a series of problems related to frequent urination.
Cystitis can also affect the dog at home: it is a mainly bacterial problem, affecting the bladder and urethra with its infection and the need to urinate frequently. The pathology is very similar to the human one and mainly affects female dogs, it can happen at least once in life to all quadrupeds of affection. Capturing the symptoms is necessary so as to intervene in a timely manner ensuring the quadruped the most suitable treatment, especially inside the house, to make his daily routine more serene.
Hygiene and cleanliness
In order to prevent bacterial infection, it is necessary to ensure excellent hygiene for your dog, with washing at precise intervals using specific products, but also with grooming and the use of pesticides. A good rule of thumb could be to bring disposable toilet wipes every time your dog goes out for personal needs, quickly cleaning the part afterwards. In this way the affected area will be cleaned and sanitised, halving the possibility of bacterial proliferation. As always, it is a good idea to ask your vet for advice and he will be able to suggest the most suitable products for your dog.
Hygienic cystitis and crossbars
During the settling phase given by the care, the dog is usually losing a few drops of urine, so the use of the crossbars could help, better if arranged in the places he frequents more: kennel, floor area and possibly sofa or bed. In this way the hygienic support will allow the kennel to always remain clean and dry, like all the spaces where he usually lies down, thanks also to a frequent change of the same crossbars. For comfort, they can also be placed on the floor, creating a sort of path useful to absorb urine during home walks. Also in this case they should be changed frequently to prevent the stagnation of odours.
Diapers and urine control
On the contrary, it is better to avoid the use of diapers because their condition of containment could promote bacterial proliferation, with relative skin inflammation. If, on the other hand, your vet requires urine for a specific analysis, it may be useful to keep a specific, sterile container in your bag, an element to be used when the liquid is released. The same should be collected patiently directly at the source, without the urine touching the ground, so as not to be altered by bacteria present in the environment.
Home and media
For a better general condition of hygiene, it is very important to constantly clean both the floors and accessories, as well as the furniture in common use such as the bed and the sofa. In particular, if the friend has free access to these spaces, it is good practice to clean the covers, linings, change sheets and blankets, making the dwelling as sterile as possible. A clean space is a healthy place for both the person living there and the animal itself.
The most suitable food
The treatment for cystitis involves the use of antibiotics, so a good diet could support the therapy throughout the healing phase; your vet can recommend the most suitable foods in tandem with an increase in hydration. Just stretch the product with hot water or broth, but not boiling, without adding salt or spices, preferring wet and soft food. A high protein and quality diet, but low in fat, with the exception of essential fatty acids and without foods rich in sodium and magnesium, is very suitable. With the support of probiotics necessary to regulate and protect the intestinal bacterial flora, but always on the advice of the veterinarian.