One of the hardest parts about caring for pets is that they can’t tell us when they’re sick. But with a careful eye, you can notice when your pet suffers from disease conditions affecting the urinary tract. The most common of these conditions are urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urinary bladder stones, both of which are painful illnesses that can result in severe complications if left untreated.Statistically, UTIs affect more dogs than cats and are more frequently diagnosed in female pets—because females have a shorter, wider urethra that allows easier access for bacteria to ascend into the bladder. Although UTIs occur in young and middle-aged cats, they occur most frequently in older cats.
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