When a dog or cat has a persistent need to urinate, or urinates much more than usual. Excessive urinating is often accompanied by excessive thirst and drinking. This may be a sign of kidney failure and needs to be treated as soon as possible. It is advised to consult a veterinarian to determine the cause of the excessive urinating.
How to Recognize
If your pet seems to be peeing more frequently, he/she may be suffering from excessive urination. Your pet may also not be able to hold their bladder and have accidents throughout your house.
Causes of Excessive Urination
Excessive urination is often caused by an UTI. Other types of infections, kidney problems, stones in the urethra, or a tumor can also cause excessive urination. Your cat may be suffering from Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).
Your veterinarian will most likely take a urine sample in order to look for the underlying condition of your pet's excessive urination.
If your pet has a UTI, your veterinarian may recommend hydration and an antibiotic.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.