Urinary issues can be caused by infection, bladder stones/crystals, bladder inflammation, cancer, and even underlying issues like kidney disease, diabetes and others.
Although most pet owners believe their pets have a urinary tract infection when they start showing these signs, the condition is actually pretty rare - especially in males.
What Does It Look Like?
Urinary issues can include any of the following symptoms:
Straining to urinate
Blood in the urine
What Do You Do?
The first thing to do is to make sure that your pet is able to urinate. If the urinary system becomes completely blocked (usually a bladder stone and usually in males), the backup of urine can cause kidney failure and the condition is considered an immediate emergency.
Increasing water consumption can help with urinary tract infections and inflammation of the bladder.
The only way to truly know what is causing a urinary issue is to have a veterinarian collect a urine sample and have it analyzed.