Are you concerned that your dog is having difficulty urinating, or isn’t producing any urine at all? Whether he is a young or old dog, difficulty urinating is a sign of serious trouble that needs to be dealt with right away. If you fail to treat the problem, your dog could die. Take him to the vet so that the cause of the problem can be properly diagnosed. These are the five most common reasons for a dog not urinating:
Five Common Causes of a Dog Not Urinating
1. Canine UTI;
2. Blockage from urinary stones;
3. Unneutered older male dog with enlarged prostate;
4. Urinary tract tumor;
5. Weak bladder muscles
In a young or old dog, difficulty urinating can result from a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI may cause painful spasms in the urethra, which can shrink the urethral opening and make it difficult for your dog to pass urine. A homeopathic remedy provides effective prevention and treatment for canine UTIs. Homeopathic remedies are free of side effects and provide a gentle way to combat the bacteria that cause infection.
Urinary stones are another possible cause of a dog’s urinary difficulties. They can block the flow of urine, and are much more common in male dogs, since male dogs have a narrower urethra than female dogs. One reason why your dog may develop urinary stones is lack of adequate hydration, so be sure to keep a supply of clean, filtered water available to him.