Brampton Treatment for Urinary Problems in Cats & Dogs

If you notice that your pet is struggling with urinary problems, it can leave you scrambling to find a veterinary with the skills and experience to give them the treatment they need. At Gardenbrooke Veterinary Hospital, we're proud to provide time-tested services in Brampton for urinary problems in dogs, cats, and rabbits.

Whether your pet is dealing with dribbling urine or bladder stones, we'll work to get them back to feeling their best. You can also rest assured that we'll work to make your pet's time with our staff as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Call us today to schedule your pet's next appointment and discover how our services can benefit them!


How Do I Know If My Pet Has Urinary Problems?

One of the most challenging components is determining if your pet is dealing with a urinary problem and its nature. However, it's important to note that if you notice one or more common signs of urinary problems, that you bring in your pet as soon as possible. The longer a problem goes unaddressed, the greater the chance it can develop into more severe health complications.

Some of the most common signs of urinary problems in dogs, cats, and rabbits include:

  • Sudden changes in their urine's colour and smell.
  • Your pet strains to pass urine.
  • Abnormally small or large amounts of urine.
  • Your pet is uncharacteristically lethargic.
  • Your pet licks their private parts more than normal.
  • Sudden changes to your pet's urination habits, like urinary incontinence.
  • An inability to pass urine altogether.

Treating Your Pet's Urinary Problems

Once you've noticed one or multiple signs of urinary problems, we recommend that you bring them into our office. During their initial appointment, our veterinary team will ask you various questions about their behavior and bathroom habits. Have you noticed blood or other discolouration in their urine? Does your pet seem to strain more than normal to urinate?

From there, we'll conduct a detailed wellness exam and blood work, depending on what our veterans think the source of the issues is. Our team will then provide you with a treatment plan. For example, if your pet is dealing with a urinary tract infection, we may recommend antibiotics and pain medication. We encourage you to ask any questions that come to mind, as we never want you to feel like you're in the dark about what's happening with your pet.

Urinary Problems FAQs

At Gardenbrooke Veterinary Hospital, we're just as committed to you as we are to your pet. That's why our experienced and informative team is here to answer your questions about your pet urinary problems. Whether you'd like to know if urinary problems only affect older dogs or if a dog's breed predisposes them to urinary issues, we'll give you the information you need. Some of the most frequent questions about urinary problems in dogs and cats include:

What happens if my pet's UTI goes untreated?

It's vital that UTIs in cats, dogs, and rabbits are treated as soon as possible. When your pet's UTI goes unaddressed, it can cause them serious pain and escalate to a kidney infection and sepsis, a potentially life-threatening response to unchecked infection.

Bladder stones are the result of a buildup of minerals, like urate and calcium, that form hard stones in your pet's urinary tract. Although bladder stones can cause your pet serious pain, they can be potentially life-threatening if they move through the urinary tract and block the urethra. Our veterinary practice can detect bladder stones using x-ray technology to identify how many stones there are and their various sizes. Depending on the severity of your pet's bladder stones, we may recommend surgical intervention.

Yes. The diet of dogs, cats, and rabbits are unique and must be balanced to keep them healthy and free of urinary problems. When your pet consumes tough minerals like calcium in excess, it can lead to problems like bladder stones. As such, our veterinary team may recommend a dietary change as part of your pet's treatment plan.

Brampton Cat and Dog Urinary Problems Treatment

At Gardenbrooke Veterinary Hospital, we're passionate about helping pets live long and comfortable lives. As such, we know how significantly urinary problems can impact dogs, cats, and rabbits. That's why we're proud to provide extensive treatment to help your pet get back to feeling their best. From helping your pet fight a urinary tract infection to dealing with the effects of age-related urinary incontinence, our Brampton veterinary team is here for your pet. If you suspect that your pet is struggling with urinary problems, call our office today to schedule their next visit and take the first step toward improving their quality of life!