• Hello, My dog keeps waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. It seems to be a regular occurrence the last week or so. Should I be concerned this is a UTI? We are going away and she is being boarded so I don’t want to leave it unaddressed. Thank you, Stephanie

    Hi Stephanie,

    I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Having to urinate more frequently can be a sign of a UTI but there can be other more serious causes as well. The more serious cause include kidney disease and diabetes. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of her symptoms.

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