Does Cystitis Cause Uncontrollable Peeing in Dogs?

by Catherine Lovering
    Changes in urination can indicate infection in canines.

    Changes in urination can indicate infection in canines.

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    Cystitis is an inflammation in a dog's bladder. It can have many causes. Signs of cystitis include differences in urination patterns and the appearance of urine -- but peeing uncontrollably is generally not a result of cystitis. If your canine family member is peeing uncontrollably and you are not sure why, get in contact with your vet to discover the cause.

    Cystitis can cause blood in the urine; this is one of the most frequent clinical signs of the condition. Affected dogs will squat and strain to produce only a little bit of pee and may dribble in several locations rather than in one spot. Their urination may be more frequent than before they had the infection. Cystitis can be caused by bacterial infection, bladder stones, tumors or polyps, or have no distinct cause.

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    About the Author

    Catherine Lovering has been a freelance writer since 2006. She has been published in "The Globe and Mail" and "The Legal Edge." Lovering holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria and a Licentate in Law from the University of Ottawa.

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