Polypoid cystitis in dogs is a medical condition afflicting that bladder. It can cause ulcers and polyps on the surface of the bladder. Symptoms include urinary problems (high frequency, difficulty and blood) and loss of appetite.
Causes of the condition include bladder stones and urinary tract infections, with older dogs being more susceptible. Veterinary treatment is required and may include a cystoscopy to examine bladder health. Surgery is undergone to remove polyps and medication is prescribed for any infection.
- Polypoid cystitis involves an infected or inflamed bladder and can cause polyps and ulcers.
- The condition can be caused by bladder stones and urinary tract infections.
- Treatment can include surgery to remove polyps and medication to treat any infection.
“This condition can bring on ulcers and cause blood to appear when a dog urinates.”