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Healing an Inflamed Urethra

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Q: My dog has an inflamed urethra and we can't get it to heal with antibiotic ointment. Do you have any suggestions, or know what it might be?

A: Drugs such as steroids (prednisone) may be necessary to reduce the inflammation which can be preventing healing. Analgesic drugs to relieve pain can also help. Additionally, a urinary catheter may be needed to help the pet urinate comfortably. Finally, if the urethra is not healing, I  highly reccommend that you consult specialist to determine the cause of the failure.

Credit: Written and reviewed by Shawn Messonnier, DVM
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