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Support  For Your Dog ‘s Urinary Tract Health

What is a Urinary infection (UTI)


If your dog is needs to be let out all the time to wee, she may have an infection in the bladder or urinary tract. Often called UTI (urinary tract infection) for short. Dogs with UTI need to pee more frequently, usually in smaller quantities, and they might show signs of distress as well. It is a common condition though bitches tend to be more prone.

The infection is caused by bacteria sticking to the lining of the bladder and urethra (urinary tube) and causing inflammation and soreness as they multiply. If left unchecked it may develop to cause damage to the bladder or urethra lining.

How is it treated?

We strongly advocate that Veterinary diagnosis should be sought. Treatment from the Vet will be by a course of antibiotics.

Unfortunately it can be a recurring condition in many dogs and you may find yourself going back to the Vets a month or two later.  Further antibiotics will be needed.

What is the role of Uti-Care

Uti-Care is not an antibiotic and it doesn’t eliminate exiting infections. Its role is to make re-infection much less likely and in many cases prevent it completely. This is very desirable because it removes the need for continued antibiotic use.

The ingredients, though natural, are clinically shown to make it very difficult for bacteria to attach to the bladder and urethra linings. They reduce and prevent bacteria from adhering to the tissue that lines the bladder and urinary tract. Because they can’t adhere they are  continuously flushed out.

Uti-Care is used as a long term supplement to maintain a healthy tract.

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90 capsules

£21.78 incl VAT


More technical stuff

When to use Uti-care

Directions for use

Ingredients

Canine urinary tract infections (UTIs), also know as bladder infections or cystitis, are a type of bacterial infection that can be caused by a number of different bacteria. They occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract from the outside and are able to colonise a section of the tract.

Canine urinary tract infections can be uncomfortable for the patient. Urination can become especially painful, as the passing of urine becomes difficult due to the inflammation caused by bacterial colonies.

There are specific medical conditions that can increase the likelihood of canine urinary tract infections developing, but there are also other factors that can contribute to their development, such as environment, diet, sex or age.

The Role of the Urinary Tract

The diagnosis of a urinary tract infection will require your vet to perform a urinalysis (where a sample of urine is taken and then tested for the presence of bacteria).


The canine urinary tract can be divided in to what are essentially 4 key components, they are:

 The Kidneys – Essentially the body’s waste filtration units, they filter the blood and remove waste compounds from it. What is excreted from the kidneys is known as urine

 The Ureters – Connect the kidneys to the bladder

 The Bladder – An elastic organ, which acts as a reservoir for urine

 The Urethra – Allows urine to be excreted from the bladder


Infections develop when external bacteria ascend through the urethra in to the bladder. Bacteria that remain around the external genitalia after excretion of faeces for example, could then ascend the urethra. Once these bacteria colonise the urinary tract, complications begin to arise.

Underlying Medical Issues can Allow Canine Urinary Tract Infections to Develop

Canine urinary tract infections most commonly arise as a result of another, underlying medical condition, for example:

 Incontinence (particularly dogs aged 7+ due to weakening of sphincter muscles)

 Trauma (damage) to the urinary tract

 Stress

 Prostate disease

 Cancer

 Bladder stones (urolithiasis)

 Diabetes mellitus

 Cushing’s Syndrome (a hormonal disorder)

 Hyperthyroidism (production of excess thyroid hormones, which are involved in metabolism)

Directions for use


UTi-Care capsules should be used to maintain a healthy urinary tract following successful treatment of an infection by your Vet. Or, if your dog has a history of repeated urinary infections then ongoing use of UTi-Care will reduce or even prevent the cycle of infection.


The capsules should be given with food. The capsules contents have no strong taste and owners can choose between giving them whole or opening them  and sprinkling the powder on food.

         Dog weight                         Capsules per day          

         above 20kg                         2 Capsules per day          

         below 20kg                         1 Capsule per day          

Ingredients


Uti-Care is formulated in 400mg capsules with three naturally occurring ingredients all of which have substantial scientific study linking them to improvements in urinary tract health. The quantities of each ingredient reflect the actual amounts used in clinical trials.


Cranberry extract

Cranberry alone has shown a very high propensity to reduce the adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract walls. Research has shown that the effect is caused by a class of compounds called Proanthocyanidins.

Type A Proanthocyanidins are naturally occurring and are extracted from the North American cranberry. Type A Proanthocyanidins have been shown to prevent bacteria from attaching to the lining of the urethra and bladder, thereby allowing bacterial to be flushed out by urination - the body’s natural defence mechanism.

Uti-Care contains a concentrated cranberry extract containing 25% proanthocyanidins.


D-Mannose

D-Mannose is a sugar which attaches to proteins in the urinary tract walls and stops the adhesion of bacteria. Research has shown it to be even more effective than the common anti-biotics used for treatment.


N Acetyl Glucosamine

N Acetyl Glucosamine is a naturally occurring constituent of the bladder and urethra wall linings. It is used here to ensure that your dog is not short of this essential compound in ensuring good bladder health.

These signs can be symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections in dogs

Uti-Care maintains urinary tract health by using clinically proven natural ingredients to eliminate the build up of bacteria

Straining to urinate

 Waking up in the night to urinate

 Blood in the urine

 Excessive licking at the genital area

 Frequent urination

 Excessive water drinking


These signs can be symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections in dogs