Cystitis in dogs is characterized by an inflammatory process involving the mucous membrane of the bladder.. The disease is chronic and acute. It usually develops when bladder infection occurs.
As a rule, such an infection is introduced into the bladder with a lymph, blood, and a dirty catheter. The infection can also penetrate from the vagina when the animal suffers from vaginitis or metritis. Parasites or bladder stones are also causative agents of cystitis.
Cystitis in dogs, symptoms, signs
Symptoms of cystitis in dogs are characterized by reduced appetite of the animal. On palpation of the bladder, the animal, feeling sore, begins to worry. But the most characteristic symptom of the disease is the excretion of urine in small portions, at which its daily rate remains unchanged.
The color of the urine is turbid, it acquires a mucous consistency, and blood is often mixed with it. The presence of protein in the urine is insignificant. In the sediment, epithelium of the bladder, leukocytes and red blood cells are found. Purulent inflammation is characterized by fever, depression and loss of appetite.
The diagnosis of cystitis is established according to the clinical signs that manifest themselves in an animal and according to the results of urine analysis.
Treatment of cystitis in dogs
What is the treatment of cystitis in dogs? First of all, a sick animal is improved in its conditions of detention. He should not be disturbed. Drink plenty with alkalizing water. The diet should consist of vegetables and dairy products. In the treatment of cystitis, it is very good to give a decoction made from bearberry leaves (bear ears).
Mandatory ingestion of antibiotics. The bladder of the dog is washed with solutions of furatsilina, penicillin or potassium permanganate. The solution is injected through the catheter until it becomes bright. For infection, sulfacyl, sulfazin, urosulfan or furadonin is used from 0.1 to 3 g three times a day.
If in the urine was found a pyo-purulent bacillus, then intravenous gonocrine or tryptophin is administered. In the presence in the urine of erythrocytes, intravenous glucose is injected with calcium chloride. Spasms of the bladder are removed by cystenol, three drops per sugar cube to dogs and one drop to cats.
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