Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause and the specific organs involved.
Your veterinarian will set up a schedule with you so that your dog's progress can be followed. Further urinalyses tests will show whether the treatment is working. If the expected benefit outweighs the risk of introducing bacteria into the urinary tract, your veterinarian will most likely settle on a catheter for withdrawing the urine samples. If the benefit does not outweigh the risk, and if your dog is already ill from an infection or otherwise, your doctor will probably collect urine specimens using a more sterile method in order to avoid contamination, such as by direct fine needle aspiration from the bladder. Infectious and noninfectious inflammatory disorders of the urinary tract can cause primary renal (kidney) failure, urinary obstruction, blood poisoning, and even death.
The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder
A tube found between the bladder and the outside of the body; used to assist in urination.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The presence of pus in the urine
The term for the hip and related area
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The bulge at the end of the penis of an animal
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.
The fold of skin over the top of the penis