Bacteria can build up in urine that remains in the bladder for long periods of time. This can make your animal more prone to infections.
There are 2 simple things caregivers can do to help protect their dogs and cats from bladder infections.
It is important to remember to let your dogs out at regular intervals so that they can eliminate this bacteria. Just because your dog can “hold it” does not mean that bacteria isn’t building up in the bladder. Taking him or her for 2 walks a day is highly recommended as well.
For cats, it is important to keep the litter box clean. A dirty litter box can discourage the cat from using it as often as they should. There may still be bacteria growing inside the bladder due to holding it in for longer periods of time.
Don’t wait until an infection has manifested and they have already developed a problem.
Practicing these easy preventative measures will help keep your animals healthy.