Urinary Tract Infection Average Cost

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What is Urinary Tract Infection?

The urethra and bladder are normally sterile environments. However, infectious agents can invade the urinary tract and easily colonize, especially if the normal urinary tract defenses are compromised. Defenses against bacteria can be diminished because of factors such as aging or disease (diabetes for example). E Coli (Escherichia coli) is the most common bacterium to cause a urinary tract infection (UTI).

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria adhere to the urinary tract and begins to multiply. Bacterial urinary tract infections are relatively common in canines, with females being more susceptible than males. If not attended to, a urinary tract infection can lead to serious complications, including scarring and eventual kidney failure.

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Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

Some dogs may be asymptomatic with a urinary tract infection. Signs that a dog is suffering from a bacterial invasion can vary, depending upon the extent of the infection and whether underlying diseases are complicating the illness. If you feel that your dog is having difficulty urinating, or is exhibiting any of the following behaviors, take him to the veterinary clinic without delay.

  • Licking of the urinary opening
  • Apparent difficulty urinating
  • Urinating in small amounts, frequently (pollakiuria)
  • Slow, painful voiding (stranguria)
  • Cloudy or malodorous urine
  • Blood in urine (hematuria)
  • Incontinence
  • Voiding large amounts of urine (polyuria) because of increased thirst (polydipsia)
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
Types

Urinary tract infection is usually classified in two ways.

  • Uncomplicated UTI
    • There is no underlying structural, functional or neurological abnormality found
    • The UTI will usually improve within 48 hours of commencement of treatment
    • The treatment course is 10 to 14 days
  • Complicated UTI
    • There is a predisposing cause for the UTI
    • Treatment could involve a therapy course of 4 to 6 weeks

Causes of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

While bacteria is the main reason that a urinary tract infection may develop, there are many other factors that can predispose your canine family member, or further complicate the instance of a UTI.

  • Immunosuppression from medication or steroids
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Prostatitis
  • Neurological abnormalities
  • Polyps
  • Tumors
  • Bladder stones
  • Stress
  • Anatomic abnormalities
  • Reduced mucosal defense

Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

When you decide to transport and bring your canine companion to the clinic, the veterinary team will be ready to quickly diagnose the reason for your pet’s discomfort. The veterinarian may begin the visit with the following questions.

  • How long has your dog been unwell?
  • Can you tell us about the behavioral changes you have noticed, such as dietary habits or activity level?
  • Has your dog been prescribed any medications of late, and how did he respond to the treatment?
  • What kind of urinary changes have you observed?

A physical exam will take place and will most likely include palpation of the abdomen to check for pain or renal abnormalities. Diagnostic tests could comprise of a biochemical profile (to check for underlying disease), and a complete blood count (to verify the increase in white blood cells). A urinalysis will be done which may indicate the presence of proteins, pus, and blood, and to analyze the PH level of the urine. The urine may then be cultured in order to grow and verify the bacteria responsible for the UTI. (The existence of bacteria is a pretty definitive way to diagnose a UTI.)

The veterinary specialist may also want to perform an ultrasound or radiograph, to look for stones or lesions. A contrast study could be possible because it is an excellent way to look for anatomic defects.

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

Treatment of an infection of the urinary tract should be straightforward. In cases of an uncomplicated UTI, treatment will be the administration of antimicrobials (an agent such as antibiotics, that destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms). The treatment will last between 10 to 14 days and is usually administered orally. There are also injectable options available.

In the case of a complicated UTI, antimicrobial therapy will be prescribed for 4 to 6 weeks, with a urine culture advised after one week of treatment in order to test for efficacy. Of course, if a tumor is involved, surgery will be required. Any underlying cause or complication must be addressed along with the treatment for the urinary tract infection to have complete resolution. In both complicated and uncomplicated UTI’s, pain relief medication will be given if needed.

Recovery of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

Repeated urine cultures are necessary to verify if the antimicrobial agents have done the trick. In the case of a complicated UTI, the usual culture after one week of treatment will be repeated, prior to the end of the medication period, and then again a week to 10 days after the treatment has stopped. This may seem excessive but is absolutely essential in order to conclude if the chosen protocol will cure your pet of the pain and infection.

Though most UTI’s clear up without complication once the treatment has begun, there can be instances where the antimicrobials do not seem to be effective.

  • Noncompliance by the pet owner. Never stop the treatment before the veterinarian gives the go-ahead.
  • The treatment may need to be repeated because the initial course was not long enough.
  • There could be an antimicrobial resistance, in which case a different one will need to be prescribed.
  • There could be an underlying cause that was not previously discovered or recognized.

Chronic urinary tract infection will require low dose continuous therapy. This will most often resolve the problem. Low dose therapy can be discontinued once the veterinarian verifies, through urine culture, 6 months of bacteria free urine.

Studies are in process to determine if giving your dog cranberry juice, or extract can be beneficial for non-adherence of bacteria to the urinary tract (the same as it seems to for humans).

As always, contact the veterinary team at any time if you have questions or concerns about the treatment prescribed for your furry family member.

Urinary Tract Infection Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Millie
Labrador Mix
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals

Medication Used

Cephalexin

I went to the vet as my dog was having bladder issues, they diagnosed her as having a UTI. We started her on her antibiotics last night and I noticed that she was better this morning on our walk as far as not having to urinate so much, she only went once during the walk. My concern is she is still licking down there when she comes in after urinating. I know I just started the antibiotics but I heard that results happen quickly so I worry about the licking. How long until these symptoms should clear up? I worry so much about her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Improvement for the treatment of urinary tract infections isn’t something you’ll see overnight, but generally you’ll see some improvement by day three or four; however continue with the course of treatment and if there is no improvement by the end of the course (it is important to finish the course of treatment) you should return to your Veterinarian for another examination and possibly a culture and sensitivity test. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Izzy
Malipoo
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Incontinence

I have a 5 year old 16 lb female pup. She has always been great, pottie trainer etc. she recently had a very bad UTI which also included the formation of crystals. We went through two rounds of antibiotic and switching of her diet to prescription food. While the recent test shows the infection and crystals are gone. What remains are a small amount of undissolvable calcium?? (Not sure if I’m using the right terminology here and significant amount of leaking while she is laying down. The vet did an X-ray and found no stones that might be causing her continued incontinence. Is this something that we can expect to eventually go away or is this her new normal?? Do I need to get a second opinion? Please advise...I just ordered some washable diapers because I can’t have her leaking everywhere she lays down.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you use diapers on Izzy, be careful as they may cause urine scalding and increase the chance of developing another urinary tract infection; therefore I advise against it. It may take some time for bladder control to return, each case is different; if there is no improvement you should return to your Veterinarian for an examination or visit another Veterinarian for another opinion. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I am very susceptible to urinary tract infections. I used to be on daily antibiotics as a preventative, but after a couple years those really started to do a number on my whole body.

Now I am off antibiotics, and instead I take 2 of the Lady Soma Cranberry Concentrate every morning with my tea. These keep me feeling good and keep the UTIs away! Good stuff!!

Also, fyi .... on the very infrequent occasion where I feel like a UTI is coming on, I immediately use this product that knocks it out pronto.

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Magnolia
Golden Retriever
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination
Discharge

I have a four month old golden retriever and in the last few days I've noticed a small amount of yellow-green discharge from her vagina. She seems to be urinating slightly more than usual but otherwise is her normal self (active, good appetite, etc). Does this sound like a UTI or something more urgent?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It certainly sounds like an infection, but something more severe than an urinary tract infection; vaginitis and pyometra are always a concern and you should take Magnolia to your Veterinarian for a check to ensure it isn’t something more serious and for a course of antibiotics (most likely required). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buster
Labrador Retriever
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My 12 year old lab was diagnosed with urinary tract infection in January went through antibiotics for the first two weeks thought it was gone it came back he's on a round of antibiotics again and cranberry supplement pills what else could it be... there's a little bit of blood in his urine frequent needing to go pee drinking lots of water all the time still eating fine a little bit Restless

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many causes of resistant urinary problems, including a resistant infection, urinary stones, or tumors of the bladder or kidneys. It would be best to follow up with your veterinarian, and have possible urine culture, x-rays, or an ultrasound to determine what might be going on. I hope that all goes well for Buster.

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Timber
Husky
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog was getting lethargic and wasn’t herself. One night she kept waking us up to take her out. She kept trying to pee and nothing would come out. She tried over and over again to pee and what little did was red and bloody. we took her to the vet and a urinalysis was done. Her white/red blood cell count was high and she had bacteria in her urine. Timber was put on a 14 day dose of Cephalexin. After 2 days on it she was no longer lethargic and was acting more herself. She is now 7 days into her antibiotic and she is more energetic, she is eating and drinking water. She is still sometimes peeing red blood in her urine. Sometimes it’s starts red, then is dark yellow. Sometimes it’s mostly red. it worries me that the blood isn’t stopping. How long does it take for the blood to stop usually when on antibiotics? Also is it possible she may have to do another round of antibiotics if this doesn’t do the trick? They want another urine sample after 14 days. My guess is this is indeed a uti as she seems better after 7 days excluding the blood in the urine still. That worry’s me some.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to complete the course of antibiotics and to have another urine test (urinalysis), based on the result of that second test your Veterinarian will determine whether or not another course of antibiotics are required or if an additional test like culture and sensitivity is required. Blood in the urine typically clears up within three to five days but may be longer in some cases based on various factors and shouldn’t be something to be immediately concerned about. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Finishes. Sometimes when she gets up from laying down she gets a slight lameness in her hind legs. Could this be from the UTI?

Ok thanks for the response. She is now on day 10 of the antibiotic and she is getting blood still when she pees. A few times it looked like there was no blood in her urine though. So I would assume the antibiotic is working. We go back to the vet in 4 more days on the day it fonish

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Maggie
Swedish Lapphund
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urine Spotting

Medication Used

Marbofloxacin
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

Maggie has been struggling with persistent UTIs for the past year or so. Clavamox helped with the blood in her urine on two occasions, but when symptoms emerged for the third time we cultured her urine and treated her with Zeniquin (marbofloxacin). This was successful for a longer amount of time, until we noticed Maggie beginning to "leak" in our house. If she is excited by the arrival of a guest (or anything that "excites" her) then she'll jump from the spot and leave a large wet stain in her absence. There was no blood in the urine this time, which I attribute to the success of her Royal Canin Urinary SO diet. We visited a vet again who confirmed the best treatment as another urinalysis and urine culture. I haven't been consistent in culturing her urine again after a treatment cycle, so am opening in doing the urinalysis / urine culture treatment one more time, and then completing another culture after the treatment plan to confirm if bacteria is still present. Is that the best route at this point? What will I be looking at in terms of next steps if it goes away completely, and then emerges again? Would we then start looking into ultrasounds / X-rays to look at her internal anatomy? Also, is it expected for a urinalysis and urine culture to run $350+? It's a little steep to have to do that before / after treatment multiple times.... I hope you can help, I'm getting a little frustrated with the challenging nature of her treatment thus far. Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes urine leakage is just due to excitement, it may be unrelated to previous urinary tract infections; your Veterinarian will be able to tell you more once the culture and sensitivity has been done but a simple urinalysis should be a good indicator. If the urine culture comes back negative, you should look for patterns in urination to see if leakage occurs only when excite or during a specific time; if there doesn’t seem to be any correlation other causes like hormones, weak sphincters among other issues should be considered and may require ultrasound and pyelogram to get the to bottom of it. Culture and sensitivity testing can vary in price from the $100 to the $500+ mark so it isn’t unusual. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ace
French Bulldog
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

I have a 4 year old French Bulldog. My wife and noticed he was ringing the bell to go out quite frequently. We noticed him urinating and very little was coming out, so we scheduled him a vet appt.

2 days before his appt he started urniating in the house which completely out of the normal for him. We could tell he couldn’t help it cause he looked so guilty and sad. The prescribed him and antibiotic and was on it for 4 days. We saw no progress as nothing was getting better so my wife asked the vet if he could be switched to Clavamox. Almost instantly we noticed the difference. No more accidents in the house and was back to ringing the bell every time! Well.. that lasted about 4 or so days. Yesterday the accidents in the house came back...

My wife and I are desperate to find a solution. The Vet did an X-ray exam and said that everything looked normal. There were very tiny crystal in his bladder which he said were the size of sand granules and put him on the Royal Canin urinary food to help pass them.

I’m not sure if we’re are just not giving the process enough time or there is an underlying problem. Our vet didn’t seem very confident when going over the X-ray and kept pushing us to do the ultrasound. We are now leaning toward getting a second opinion on the X-ray.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I did respond to your previous email, but you have included a few more details in this one - if he had crystals in his urine, that may indicate an infection, or a larger problem. Struvite crystals tend to occur with an infection, and resolve when the infection is gone. If he has been on that food for a few days, it would be good to have your veterinarian check the pH of his urine and whether the crystals are resolving. It is never a bad idea to get a second opinion on the x-ray, and many veterinary clinics have a service that they can get board certified opinions on x-rays that they take. You can either ask your veterinarian if they have this option available, or have them looked at by another veterinarian. A urine culture and/or an ultrasound are reasonable next steps to figuring out why he is having this problem. I hope that you are able to get his urinary issues resolved!

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Ace
French Bulldog
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My French Bulldog has a UTI. We noticed he was peeing frequently and almost nothing would come out so we made him a vet appointment. About 2 days before his appt he started having accidents in the house very often, it came out of no where. He was given an antibiotic a little over a week ago. He was on it for 4 days (7 day cycle) and nothing progressed. My wife read that clavmox should work better so we asked our vet if they could switch him to that. Once we switched him to that it was almost and instant difference. He wasn’t having accidents in the house! And could make it to the bell to notify us he needed to go outside.

Well that lasted about 4 days. Then yesterday it almost came back, I know he can’t control it and he looks so sad and guilty when he goes inside on accident. My vet did an X-ray and said everything looks normal. But for some reason he did sound to confident. I have high def photos of the scans. My wife and I are desperate for him to get back to normal. It’s sad to see him like this.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I"m sorry that Ace is having these problems. I'm not sure from your message whether a urinalysis was done or whether the antibiotics were started based on the signs that he was having. Causes for a UTI to not resolve normally include bladder stones, which USUALLY show up on x-ray but not always, depending on the type of stone, resistant infections, kidney disease, or bladder wall abnormalities or tumors. If his signs are not resolving, the next step might be a culture of his urine, an ultrasound, or a blood panel to assess his systemic function. I hope that things get back to normal for him soon.

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tuffy
Golden Retriever
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

disinterest in food
pollakiuria
listlessness
Frequent Urination
Vomiting

tuffy,female dog of age 4 months has been urinating very frequently, like once in 5 minutes, but very small amount, she is also vomiting and not eating anything,she was trembling and her body was shaking while she was asleep. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The dribbling of urine is possibly due to ectopic ureters which Tuffy fits the profile of given age, breed and symptoms; the vomiting, loss of appetite and trembling may be due to a separate condition. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and an intravenous pyelogram to check for ectopic ureters to either rule out or confirm. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/condition/ectopic-ureters

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Nola
Miniature Schnauzer
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My dog was diagnosed with a UTI and was given antibiotics. Before the antibiotics when she peed she didn’t have noticeable blood in her urine. But now after her third dose of antibiotics she leaking and there is noticeable blood in her urine. She seems to be acting fine and it doesn’t seem to hurt. Could this be a common side effect of the meds?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. That is not a common side effect of antibiotics, no. That may be a sign that her UTI isn't resolving. Possible reasons for that might be a resistant infection, bladder stones, kidney disease, or an unspayed female. If she has been on three courses of antibiotics, she probably needs further diagnostics to determine why it isn't resolving - possible testing that your veterinarian may want to do include a urine culture to determine if the bacteria are resistant, an x-ray to rule out stones, and/or an ultrasound to evaluate the bladder more thoroughly. I hope that everything goes well for her.

I have an 8 yo mixed breed female with blood in her urine. No bacteria was noted in the urine test but treated with a round of antibiotics. Followed up with another urine test which was still negative for bacteria but still positive for blood. Had bladder and kidney ultrasound which was negative other than undetermined "bright spots noted floating in the urine". No other symptoms. Can wait 12 plus hours for a walk, no accidents, no straining, no noticeable pain, no change in diet.....The only reason we originally noticed the blood is we have snow and I could see it. What else should we be considering?

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Missy
Doxie
15 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not eating as much
Drinking alot
accidents

My 15 year old Doxie/Shi Tzu mix recently started urinating in the house and drinking a lot of water. She is also squatting to pee a lot more when I take her on walks and not much is coming out except when she intially pees a lot.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1101 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. It would be best to have Missy seen by your veterinarian, as common things happen as dogs age, including urinary tract infection, kidney infection, and diabetes, amonth other things. Your veterinarian will be able to look at her, run some basic lab work, and determine the best course of action. I hope that all goes well for Missy!

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Blaze
Great Dane
7 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dribbling pee after large pee

We have a 7 week old Dane puppy. We take him out often (every 45ish mins). He will pee a good amount in one spot, take 3-4 steps dribble a few drops, walk a few steps them dribble a few more drops. He hasn't been licking or anything. What could be the cause of this? He grunts a lot

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. WIthout examining Blaze, I'm not sure if his behavior is normal for him, or if he has a problem. It would be best to ask your veterinarian if he seems normal at your next preventive care exam, which should be coming up soon. They can check his urine and determine if he seems to have any underlying infection or abnormality. I hope everything goes well for him!

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Kai
Boxer
8 Days
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

yelps while urinating

Medication Used

antibiotics

My 8 year old boxer started yelping in pain while urinating. She was prescribed antibiotics for 10 days and a urine analysis was done. She responded well to antibiotics after 1 day of medication (no yelping). However, the urine culture is negative for bacteria. 3 days after antiobiotics ended, she started yelping again while urinating and we have restarted her antibiotics (once again she is responding well). Is negative bacteria in urine analysis definitive for no UTI? If she does not have UTI, how is she responding to the antibiotics?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. There can be false negatives with urine cultures, and the fact that she did respond to the antibiotics would indicate that there may have been some infection in her urine. Other causes for urinary irritation can be bladder stones, or a sterile cystitis. She may need further diagnostics such as an x-ray or ultrasound to determine what might be causing her problems. I hope that she is okay.

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Lucy
Flat-Coated Retriever
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

My 9yo female dog was attempting to pee many times during a walk-even after successfully voiding her bladder. Then she peed in the house (which she never does). Took her to the vet with a urine sample. No bacteria found, but treated for 10 days with amoxicillin. Then they took sample directly from bladder for culture. Now there's evidence of staph pseudintermedius that should have been sensitive to the amoxi. Urine pH 8.5, hi wbc, wbc, occult blood, protein.Trying second round of antibiotic-cefpodoxime proxetil. But 4 days in, she is still having same symptoms. What might be the most likely cause? A stone? (there were 2-3 struvite crystals). Why would the amoxi not work if, in culture, bacteria showed sensitivity? Should I ask for imaging now, or wait longer to see if the new antibiotic is working?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes a bacteria may show sensitivity in vitro (in a laboratory setting) but may not be successful in a clinical setting; you should wait for the current course of treatment to end before changing to any other treatment. Infection, urinary stones, inflammation, tumours among other causes may lead to trouble urinating; the next step would be to have x-rays done to look for any anomalies. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi, I have a one year old dachshund and he has submissive peeing problems but the past week I have noticed that he has been licking his genitals way more often than usual like it is bothering him. I also took a urine sample and it smelled and looked awful. Could this be a UTI?

Hi, I have a one year old dachshund and he has submissive peeing problems but the past week I have noticed that he has been licking his genitals way more often than usual like it is bothering him. I also took a urine sample and it smelled and looked awful. Could this be a UTI?

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Principe
Maltese
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination, blood in urine,

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

I recently rescue an 11yrs old Maltese his previous owners were getting a divorce. He was place in 4 difference home before he came to us. I notice when I first got him he was frequently urinating but though he was marking territory. Then a week went by and notice he was straining to pee and it looked painful plus he was taking a while to pee per last person who had him he was doing this for about a month now. Then I notice a drop of blood and while peeing his lipstick would come up. Took him to vet they did a urine analysts vet stated his white n red count cells were elevated was order Clavamox been Two days and he seems to pee better. He was waking up every morning cover in pee cause he would pee while he was laying down. But I’m concern cause vet seem more concerned on getting X-ray to make sure no stones are present. While examp he showed no pain in his abdomen. I want to be positive in thinking is a severe UTI n not stones since per previous owner is the first time he ever encounter this symptoms

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I hope that you are able to give Principe that home that he needs. It would be a good idea to have x-rays taken and make sure that there aren't any stones in his bladder, as long term infections will often cause stones, and as long as the stones are there the infection doesn't go away. Often dogs will have bladder stones and not complain or show signs of discomfort, jut chronic UTI's. If he does have bladder stones, there is always a risk that one will lodge in his urethra and that he won't be able to urinate. I hope that everything goes well for him.

Update principe is now almost over with clavamox he was doing really good but now I notice when he pees his wiener or 💄 stays out I have try the water with sugar applying it to help it go back in. On the 31th he is schedule to get X-ray I’m praying he comes back negative for stones I can’t affor a surgery but feel horrible for him cause I can pass him to anymore families cause he is a bitter n I refuse to give up on him cause he is only confortable with me

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dexter
Bichon Frise
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Urination Pain

Hi I have a 9 year old Bichon Frise Mix he a male and a neutered dog, it look like a have a urinary tract infection. He started having the symptoms yesterday morning. he don't want to walk also he pee and do number two while he laying down. his heart rate get faster when he using the bathroom. i want to know what i can get him?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1101 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. It would be best to book him an appointment as soon as possible with your veterinarian. They will be able to examine him, run any tests that need to be run, and check him for an infection, kidney disease, or bladder stones. I hope that he is okay.

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Winnie
Jackapoo
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

wont settle at night
passing little or no urine
getting agitated

Is this normal or may my bitch have an infection. Winnie is 7 months old and having her first season all seemed normal at first scent marking and peeing more often but now she seems to be getting distressed pacing up the garden constantly squatting and passing little or no urine, she also seems to be dribbling urine when she walks some times.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1101 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. An infection is never normal, and urinary tract infections can be quite painful and lead to more chronic problems if not treated. Without seeing Winnie, I can't diagnose her with anything, but that behavior warrants a check up and urine testing to see if she does have an infection that can be treated. I hope that she is feeling better soon!

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georgette
Standard Poodle
10 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination

Hello, My 10 week old standard poodle was having trouble urinating and was wanting to go often with small amount or not at all, she also had some discharge and blood. She was also having small amounts of urine seem to be leaking when she slept in the size of about two quarters. I took her to the vet Monday about a week ago where she did test positive for a uti and they gave her an inj of convenia. They also have to go over all the other possible problems it could be if the uti doesn't clear up and they said there is a very rare chance of ectopic ureters. After I left I researched it and now I am scared she has it. The frequency and urge has improved some and I haven't noticed any more blood but I have noticed still some discharge and her back end is staining from the urine and it is still odorous. She also has had some leakage when sleeping in the size of two quarters. She is licking down there a lot as well. I don't think she is having the leakage when she is walking and its not in large amounts when she does have it. I have been stressing my self out all week about this and don't want to lose my little girl.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing Georgette, I am not sure if she does have an ectopic ureter, but since her signs have improved, it would be a good idea to give the full time for the antibiotic injection to continue to work before taking yourself down that mental path. If she does continue to have urinary incontinence or issues with her urinary tract, your veterinarian will be able to recommend the appropriate testing to determine what the next step is. I hope that everything goes well for her!

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Lola
Pug
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals
not peeing outside
Peeing in pet bed
crust around genitals

Lola is 6 month old pug, she is not wanting to go potty outside. We go outside and she sniffs around for over 10 minutes. We go inside and she pees in her crate bed or her pet bed. She is constantly licking her genitals. She seems to have crust around her genitals (dried urine maybe?). She won't let us know when she has to "GO" anymore. I don't know if its UTI or bladder problems, or kidneys. Help please.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Lola has crusting around her vulva and is constantly licking at the area, she may have a bladder infection, vaginitis is common puppies, or an abnormality with her urogenital tract. She should be seen by your veterinarian to analyze a urine sample, determine what the cause of her behavior might be, and get it resolved. If she has a urinary tract infection, leaving those untreated can lead to larger problems, so sooner is probably better. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Alexus
Doberman Pinscher
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

I have a 4 and a half month Doberman puppy. At 10 weeks I saw blood in her urine. Took her immediately to the vet. A UTI. Put her on antibiotics. 2 weeks later. It occurred again. Took her back. A different vet. A different antibiotic. Her a couple days ago.....another pink potty on the floor! The second vet did a culture and the results were Ok! So now we are on our way to another vet Tuesday. She plays eats sleeps grows goes to the bathroom?! I'm at a loss, but I adore this little angel❤Someone advise me....I am worried

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It is good that you are seeing a specialist for her, and I am sure they will be able to figure out her problem. She may have a congenital abnormality, they may want to do an ultrasound or a contrast study of some kind to be able to visualize her uro-genital tract. I hope that they are able to resolve her problems quickly!

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Sunnie
Golden Retriever
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Enrofloxacin 136mg
Enrofloxacin

My 13 yr female golden retriever was taken to Vet because of vomiting. They did 2 x rays and blood work. They found a small circle radiolucent object in stomach. She is not a dog to tear up toys or eat foreign things. I was referred to a GI surgeon. They did an Ultrasound, catheter and blood test. They were puzzled and ask if I gave her petno bizmal and I had to ease the vomiting. I was advised it was ok. She than ck the urine and said it look like a bad UTI infection. She had RX for 14 days BID. Also a anti vomiting injection with follow up pills. She resisted taking pills which she has never been so incorporable. She finished the RX and I encouraged to eat with baby food and boiled chicken. She would do well for a wk than vomit (yellow bile and undigested dog food). She is drinking normal amount and still is urinating. She rolls in the grass and sometimes scoots on bottom. I did see when she threw up a few days ago feces in vomit but not today. She still wants to eat especially chicken and her favorite dog biscuits. She doesn't throw up but every 2-3 days in the last wk and half.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. I am not sure what your question is about Sunnie? It seems that she is having some health problems recently, but it also seems that your veterinarians are doing a good job trying to figure out what it srong with her, including referring you to a specialist when it seemed appropriate... if you have specific questions about her conditions, or her treatments, it would be best to ask your veterinarian, as they have examined her, and know her lab results and which medications she has been on. If you have concerns about her treatments, it is also valid to raise those concerns to your veterinarian as well. i hope everything goes well with Sunnie and that she feels better soon.

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Thunder
Golden Retriever
12 Years
Serious condition
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I have a 12 year old male Large Golden Retriever. I believe he has a urinary track infection as he scoots to urinate with little coming out. He is on Cephalexin 250 mg once yesterday evening and once this morning. He weighs approx. 110-120 lbs. What can I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. I'm not sure if he was put on Cephalexin by your veterinarian, but that would be a really low dose of Cephalexin for him. If he is on that medication, and it was prescribed by your veterinarian, you should call in the morning and check the dosage with them. If he hasn't been seen by your veterinarian, he should be, to determine if he has a urinary tract infection, or bladder stones, or another condition. I hope that he is okay.

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Dylan
Corgi/Terrier Mix
15 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Dribbling
decreased appettite
Lethargy

My senior dog was diagnosed with a UTI a few days ago and has been put on an antibiotic. He still seems pretty lethargic, isn't eating as much, and dribbles urine despite going outside often. About how many days should I wait this out to see if he rights himself or is a lack of improvement a sign of something much worse? With him being at his age (15.5) I fear the worse. Before I consider other options, I want to know what I should be expecting in terms of improvement from the antibiotic. Is this early lethargy and dribbling normal?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urinary dribble is not unusual in older dogs which have urinary tract infection, lethargy may be due to various reasons; you should be looking for improvement after three or fours days of antibiotic therapy but if you see no improvement by the end of the dose visit your Veterinarian again but it is important you finish the dose. If the antibiotics don’t make any improvements you should visit your Veterinarian for urinalysis and possibly a blood test as well as culture and sensitivity testing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Norman
Toy poodle mix
5 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Green discharge

My dog was diagnosed with a UTI by my vet. The original symptom I noticed was a white discharge. He's been on antibiotics for nine days and has been leaking a green discharge. He has five days of antibiotics left. Is this a sign that the antibiotics aren't working? Will the antibiotics possibly finish clearing it up in the next five days? Everything else is good no accidents, eating and drinking normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Norman. I'm not sure if he is neutered or not, but if he isn't, there is often a green discharge that is almost normal for male dogs. If he is neutered, the green discharge is abnormal. Since he is on the antibiotics, and he is doing well otherwise, it would be a good idea to finish those antibiotics, then have a recheck urinalysis to make sure that any infection is gone. Sometimes, if there is an infection higher in the urinary tract, it can be more difficult to resolve, some bacteria are resistant to common antibiotics, and there are occasionally bladder or kidney stones present that complicate treatment. If any of these things are there, he may need further treatment, which should be evident at the recheck if things aren't resolved.

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Poppy
Pug
4 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Hi my 4 year old pug female has had an uti and on day 8 of anti biotics but doesn't seem to be better she still seeing in the house constantly and it's redder then befor so more blood in it, she is really soppy and constantly by my side I'm really worried it could be more serious
Thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you are seeing an increase in the severity of symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian again to reevaluate the diagnosis and treatment; culture and sensitivity may be required to find a more suitable antibiotic and other causes like urinary stones, trauma, poisoning and reproductive tract issues should be checked as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Koda
Corgi
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Decreased Appetite
Isolating
Adversion to drinking water
Lethargy

Medication Used

Tramadol
Quellin
Baytril

8 month old male Corgi unneutered has been perfectly healthy his whole life. 30 days ago, we found a spot on his shoulder that had pus, was red, and seemed to bother him. Took him in to the vet, they washed it and gave us an antibiotic. Cleared up in about a week. 2 weeks ago, we noticed he was yelping out in pain for no reason we could tell but suspected it may be a neck, shoulder, or back injury. He plays pretty rough and runs into things. We took him to the vet, they agreed it must be a sprain of some sort. They sent us home with an anti inflammatory and tramadol for pain. This past Sunday he wasn't eating nearly as much as usual. He was peeing in spurts, very small amounts. We took him back to the vet. They did x-rays and ruled out any back or neck injury. They did a urinalysis and found he has a urinary tract infection. They sent us home with an antibiotic and said to keep him on the previous 2 medications. This was Tuesday. Today is Thursday and he still does not want to eat very much. He is very lethargic and doesn't want to drink but will happily eat ice cubes. Should I give it more time? How long does it take for a dog to recover from a painful urinary tract infection?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Two days of treatment for a urinary tract infection is still early days, I would give it at least another two days to see some improvement; it isn’t just the bacteria but the inflammation can still be present after the bacteria are gone. Some infections can be difficult to treat and another course of antibiotics may be required or culture and sensitivity if treatment is ineffective. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Penny
Miniature Schnauzer
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Hi, My Miniature Schnauzer had blood in her urine yesterday. We went straight to the vet and after some tests/scans it was found that she has some stones in her bladder. The vet has prescribed her some antibiotics (amoxicillin) until the results of her urine culture come back. Today after three doses of the antibiotic her urine appears to be a bit lighter in colour and the blood is appearing less frequently (it only is obviously blood when she is marking.)

My questions is whether I should be expecting the blood to clear over the next few days under the effect of the antibiotic or will it remain until the stones are gone from her bladder?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The blood may clear up with treatment of the infection, but may continue if the urinary stones are causing inflammation to the urinary tract; but you should see general improvements in the urine. Blood in the urine can be caused by infection, urinary stones, trauma, poisoning, tumours, kidney disease amongst other causes; so the antibiotics may not help with the blood. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mugzy
English Bulldog
3 Years
Mild condition
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Can a UTI cause skin issues in dogs? My dog recently had a stay at a boarding resort 5 days after coming home he developed some discharge from his penis sheath. A day after that he developed a sore on the side of his face just below his ear. Could see be related? He is going to his vet in about an hour.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urinary tract infections may cause a variety of issues, but generally dermatology conditions are located around the penis (or vulva in females). Discharge from the prepuce may be caused by infection or dermatitis and is unlikely to be connected to the sore on the side of his head. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dusty
Labrador Retriever
5 months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a 5 month old black lab, who's had 5 courses of antibiotics now, for an ongoing UTI. The culture confirmed ecoli and the scan ruled out bladder stones or crystals. She also has vaginitis, so is licking and cleaning herself quite a lot. Each time the antibiotics finish, she starts another infection exactly 48 hours later. The vet has now said she needs to go to a specialist centre for further investigation and doesn't want to prescribe any more meds.

But my question is ....would the vaginitis be causing it ie she's licking herself more than normal, and this could be transferring bacteria from when she defecates? We've tried cleaning her with antibiotic wipes, which doesn't seem to have worked. And also, presumably, she could have a resistant strain of ecoli which is being controlled by the abs, but not eliminating it? Can the vaginitis be treated or do we need to wait till her first season to see if that helps?

I just don't want to put this dog through too many investigations, but am worried about her staying on antibiotics for so long. Otherwise, she's very healthy, shiny coat, good appetite, no tummy problems.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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We’re always concerned about giving too many courses of antibiotics to dogs and after a few courses we start looking for other options; the culture that was performed, was sensitivity performed also? Usually in these cases we will send a sample for culture and identification we also put the sample through sensitivity testing which would indicate which antibiotics the sample to susceptible to and also show if there is any resistance to commonly used antibiotics. At this point, if sensitivity testing has been done, it should be carried out to see if there is resistance but further investigation is required; E. coli is a common inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract and contamination may occur for a variety of reasons including excessive licking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Min Pha
Bichon Frise
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Medication Used

Trimethoprim

My dog has been diagnosed with another UTI 3 weeks ago. She has had many uti over the past years. She's had X-rays and an ultrasound that showed no stones when the utis started about 5 years ago. No recent imaging. I always confirm with a culture to be sure the bacteria is gone after antibiotics. Usually e coli is the cultured bacteria. She has been taking cranadin cranberry supplements for approximately 3 years. She was prescribed Trimethoprim for 2 weeks and culture confirmed the uti was resolved. My vet wants to put her on another 2 weeks of Trimethoprim. Does this make sense to do even though its been over a week since she finished the last round of Trimethoprim?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some dogs, particularly females are prone to urinary tract infections; E. coli is almost always present in a dog’s intestinal tract where it is usually harmless (depending on the strain). If Min Pha has been treated for her urinary tract infection and urinalysis has come back negative, I do not see the value of another round of antibiotics if an infection isn’t present; regular urinalysis may be valuable to check for infections early but not to treat without an infection, there is already a growing resistance to trimethoprim seen in urinary tract infections in humans. Also, a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that cranberry supplements or juice had no statistical significance in the prevention or treatment of urinary tract infections in elderly humans compared to a placebo control group. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2576822

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Maya
Yorkshire Terrier
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine
Painful Urination
whimpering

Medication Used

Enrofloxacin 22.7mg and Carprofen 25mg

My puppy was spayed on Friday morning 08/07 and since Saturday she has had blood in her urine. I contacted the clinic where the spaying was done and spoken to three different vets between Saturday-Monday who all stated that it is not unusual that this happens. I was told that because my puppy is so small (8lbs), the uterus and bladder are so close together that it's possible the bladder has a contusion that can cause blood in the urine and it should go away within 10 days. I have checked Maya's gum and they are pink. I haven't noticed any drastic change in her appetite, stool is normal. She did vomit a few times Saturday morning but I believe that could have been from the anesthesia. I spoke with vet yesterday (Monday) as the blood in her urine has not gotten better and the blood seems to be alot brighter than before. I was told to pick up enrofloxcain and carprofen form the vet and begin to administer it. Last night I could hear her whimpering in bed and she did vomit which I did read vomiting is a side effect of the medication. She has been acting normal since this all started but the urine in the blood is really concerning me and I am unsure if I should take her to another vet. Is this something that is common and should just pass within a couple days? Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some bleeding after spaying may occur but is usually in small amounts and passes after a few days; urinary tract infection is another possibility which would be treated with antibiotics. If you are noticing that Maya is in a lot of pain it would be best to have her checked over to be on the safe side as trauma or injury may also cause blood to appear in the urine (especially if it is in large amounts). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Get another Vet. if at all possible get a Cornell Grad. Vet. there is a big difference, in their knowledge compared to other collages.

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Tillie
Heeler
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination

Our Puppy is 4 months old and recently had a UTI that was treated (twice actually) she no longer unrinates small amounts several times and seems to not strain or be in pain. There have been times that she urinated while she is walking and a couple time while asleep. We are considering an ultra sound, but unsure if we are jumping the gun, could this just be a stubborn puppy stage or possibly medical. Is it better to wait until she is a little older and actually potty trained? She does leave some pretty big puddles on the floor and has thrown up a couple time. Are we putting her at risk if we wait a couple months to see if she out grows this? Also we are concerned about getting her fixed at 6 months if she is already having issues.
Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Tillie is urinating whilst walking and doesn’t seem to be aware that she is doing it, this may be a concern as she isn’t stopping to squat. Ectopic ureter may cause incontinence that you are describing which is usually seen in female puppies around four or five months of age, I’ve added a few links below; treatment is by surgical correction which may be coupled with spaying. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/ectopic-ureters
www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/internal_medicine/newsletters/canine_incontinence.cfm
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/correcting-ectopic-ureters-juvenile-dogs

Our Lola had constant UTI’s as a puppy. We got her at 8 weeks old and by 10 weeks she was potty trained by ringing a bell to let us know she had to go.
What we did find out that was Lola had to go through her first heat because she had a recessed vulva also called Hypoplastic vulva. We ended up letting her go through 2 heats just to be on the safe side. Luckily it worked like a charm! She is now 8 & 1/2 and just had her first UTI since she was a puppy.
I would really recommend talking to your vet about this condition. Tillie’s symptoms sound very similar to how Lola’s were and how she reacted. Best of luck with your girl!

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Stella
Shih Tzu
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine
Frequent Urination
Increased thirst
Straining To Urinate
Licking at Genitals

My dog (female) got spayed and ever since that she started to get these symptoms. When we bring her on walks she sqauts normally but then some times she squats and walks and nothing comes out. And we will be at home and she will be licking her self most of the time. She usually pees most of her urine at once. You could tell that it hurts her while she pees. And when she has accidents (which is very frequent) she looks up at us like she is ashamed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes of symptoms you are describing, most commonly urinary tract infections; but other causes like urinary crystals / stones, spay incontinence as well as hormonal conditions (among others) may also cause similar symptoms. A urinalysis test would give an indication of basic parameters in the urine and will give your Veterinarian a good diagnostic starting point to diagnose or rule out some conditions. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gizmo
Shitzhu/yorkie
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hard time walking
Weight Loss
Discharge licking genitals

Medication Used

Enrofloxacin 22.7mg and Carprofen 25mg

My dog Gizmo is 14 yrs old and was recently diagnosed with a UTI. She has a milky white discharge with a tinge of yellow mixed in. She just got done with a heat cycle a few weeks ago. The vet prescribed an antibiotic and I gave her the full round, however she still has the discharge and now seems like it is hard for her to walk. Can a UTI have an affect on the hind legs? I made a follow-up appt. for Friday (which is 2 days away). Is it ok to wait that long? She is eating and drinking, but still seems very skinny since this all began. I am worried it might be Pyometra. As for the hind legs I am not sure if it is related to the UTI or hip dysplasia. Thanks for your time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would be more concerned about pyometra in an intact female after her heat cycle, especially if there is discharge. If you can get an earlier appointment with your Veterinarian it would be best. It is good that Gizmo still has an appetite and is drinking so she can remain hydrated and if there is a discharge it may be an open pyometra which is better than closed. To be safe, I would revisit your Veterinarian especially if she is drinking and urinating more. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Abby
Toy Poodle
13 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

leaking urine
Licking at Genitals

My 13 year old toy poodle has been licking a lot the past two days Iv noticed. So I just looked as she was doing it and she's dribbling urine and licking. Is it age? An infection? Also, it's the weekend, is it urgent or can I wait the one to two days to get her into her regular vet. FYI she's always been a frequent urinater, but this is new

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Licking around the vulva is most probably due to irritation from crystals in her urine or due to taste preference (strange I know). If Abby isn’t showing any other symptoms, she will most probably be fine until Monday morning; if she starts to be lethargic, in pain, have behavioural changes, fever, loss of appetite or any other concerning symptoms try to get her to an Emergency Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bruno
Springer spaniel
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

High protein levels
High pH levels
Dribbling urine

Bruno was diagnosed with a UTI about 2 weeks ago . He couldn't control his urine and was peeing frequently all over the house . They did a urnanalis test on him and he showed high pH and protein levels . They prescribed him antibiotics .2 weeks later he still has the same symptoms . They prescribed him veraflox . His levels are still high...I work in a lab and decided to cultured his urine; there was no growth . I'm not sure what to do now? Should I still give him the antibiotics a second round ?

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There are a few different causes for frequent unwanted urination including infection (first goto choice), prostate conditions (especially if Bruno is intact), kidney disease, neurological problems etc… If you Veterinarian has prescribed antibiotics, it would be best to finish the course and when you visit again; explain the lack of growth on culture and discuss the possible other causes and the associated tests. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zelda
Black Labrador
10 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

dribbling urine

Our lab puppy, Zelda, was diagnosed with a UTI 9 days ago when we noticed a greenish discharge and brought her to the vet. She is getting liquid amoxicillin twice a day but she is still urinating in small amounts several times when taken outside and has dribbled a bit in the house today. We take her outside to urinate often and she has learned to ask. She is 10 weeks old. My question is, how long will the amoxicillin show in a urine sample and should we have the urine tested again as soon as she has finished the course of antibiotic? I'm thinking that if there is still infection in the bladder or urinary tract whatever amoxicillin is still in her body wouldn't be enough to kill the bacteria that is still present, as it should be gone by the time the antibiotic is finished. Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Zelda has finished the course of antibiotics, it would be best to visit your Veterinarian again for another urinalysis, because if the infection is still present, another course of antibiotics or further testing (culture and sensitivity) may be needed. It may also be worth speaking with your Veterinarian about the possibility of ectopic ureters as female labradors between three and six months are especially prone to this condition which can be tested easily with an intravenous pyelogram. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/ectopic-ureters

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Thunderbolt
Labrador Retriever
22 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

white blood cells in urine

My now 22 week old labrador retriever had a UTI. We had a urinalysis done on 4/20 that had a lot of puss and struvite crystals. He was treated for 2 weeks with clovamax without resolution. We had a cystocentesis performed and cultured revealing 2 bacterium. He was treated with Chloramphenicol for 2 weeks. He did not appear to improve dramatically. We did another urinalysis 10 days after the course of the antibiotic with good results, but under the microscope there were white blood cells present. I think it was 10, whatever that number means. We had another urinalysis 2 weeks later that more white blood cells present, 15. The vet performed another cystocentesis and had it cultured. No bacteria grew. Could his bladder still be inflamed from the infection plus the crystals? We were referred to an internal medicine vet, but it is very far and my pup gets very stressed out in the car. Is this something that I need to pursue immediately, or might it just resolve? My pup has been sick since we got him, but he has really improved physically other than the urinary tract issue. He had a very dull coat and didn't act like a puppy. Now he is thriving and our neighbor calls him black silk because his coat is so shiny. He looks healthy other than he tends to pee where he isn't supposed to, but that is also improving. The indoor accidents have ceased. He doesn't dribble anymore. Any thoughts or recomendations? Thank you in advance.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is great to hear that Thunderbolt was taken in by yourself when he needed help the most and is improving everyday. There are a few different causes of white blood cells in the urine, apart from infection, including: stones and crystals, tumours, inflammation, trauma or excessive exercise. If crystals or stones were present, dietary management to reduce urinary pH could help as well as a supplement if the crystals are persistent. I would monitor Thunderbolt’s urine regularly but a visit to a Specialist would shed some more light on this problem. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Karma
Boerboel
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sleeps on floor
Licking blankets?
Sleeping all the time
Frequent Urination
Licking

Medication Used

Metacam
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My dog has chronic UTI's which we are used to by now. We give her a series clavamox and metacam to help her and comfort her. But recently she has started to lick her bed constantly and prefers to lay on the floor than her comfy orthopedic bed. We just want to make sure she's okay and gets better soon. Our vet just give us the clavamox and says to give her that each time.

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Recurring urinary tract infections can be annoying; at this point it may be worth having a culture and sensitivity test done to identify the bacteria and to determine the best antibiotic for treating as the current treatment may only be suppressing the infection and not curing it. Other than that, ensuring that the vulva is kept clean and doesn’t get contaminated from defecating may help a little. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ara
German shepherd mix
19 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Licking at Genitals
peeing in house

My dog keeps urinating in the house whenever she gets excited or scared, or whenever she is around new peaople. She will very rarely pee when she is in my room or her cage though. She has frequent licking of the urinary opening, and drinks a lot of water. I've tried to speak more softly in order to keep the excitement down, or sometimes just ignore her, which sometimes works. When she does pee, it's usually in fairly large amounts, and the frequency has definitely increased in the last two weeks. Could this still be a UTI, or is there something I should try in order to keep her from urinating so often inside?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There may be a urinary tract infection; a simple urinalysis at your local Veterinary Practice would tell you everything. However, urinary incontinence at times of excitement or stress is common in younger dogs and ignoring them when you first come home or keeping excitement down is the way to go. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailey
half king charles caviler
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing a lot in the house
Decline in energy
Blood In Urine

Medication Used

Biomox

My dog has always been very kind and gentle. She's half bichon half King Charles caviler. She showed no behavioral symptoms of sickness until she started peeing in the house (she has been house trained so this was not normal for her). Even if we leave the house for 3 hours she will have an accident. Then she started peeing a lot of blood. She has been on antibiotics for about 10 weeks now, she no longer pees blood, if she does it's not nearly as much as it was, but she's still peeing in the house frequently. Lately I've noticed a decline in energy levels as well. Our vet said if this last round of antibiotics doesn't work our only option is to take tests that our way above what we can afford, as we've around spent over a thousand on the visits and medicine up to this point. Any suggestions as to what could be the problem, or what I can do to at least make her more comfortable?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for urinary incontinence in dogs including infection, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal (spine), urinary stones, tumours, dietary problems among other causes. I understand that tests may be expensive and cost prohibitive; an x-ray may be rewarding in showing the presence of any anomalies or structural problems and may help to direct the course of treatment, also moving to a urinary diet may help overall urinary tract health. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pinky
Chihuahua
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

No appetite
Weight Loss
Heavy shallow breathing
Won't drink on own

Medication Used

Orbax
Mirtazapine
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

Hi, my 12 year old chihuahua was diagnosed with a severe urinary infection 11 days ago. To back up a moment... She has problems with upset stomach, displaying the symptoms of throwing up every once in a awhile, and stretching of stomach commonly, so my vet had reccomended putting her on a prescription ID dog food. It helped a little but still showed same symptoms randomly. Then, very abruptly symptoms got worse (common symptoms of uti infection) and she stopped eating and drinking, and started running temp of 104.7. That is when I took to our vet... They kept her for 3 days, giving IV fluids and antibiotics. (They did CBC, blood chemistry, bacterial and lepto tests, tick panel, etc to rule out other common symptoms first, before uti infection test, which was determined cause). Now to fast forward to present.... She came home on Monday, ( it has been 8 days at home now) and has continually run a fever of 104+, mainly first thing in the morning, will not eat or drink barely anything on own, I have to force food (boiled chicken, rice and broth blended to a liquid consistency) and water mixed with pediatric electrolyte via syringe. She is on Clavamox and Orbax liquid antibiotic, along with Mittazapine (last 4 days). She has been breathing more rapid and hard last 4-5 days, worse than when she came home. Now, with apology to the lengthy description, to my question... Is that normal due to lack of food and dehydration, or running a fever for a long length of time or something like that? Is It normal for the continued length of symptoms after being on meds after being treated for 11 days now? I understand treatment may need to be continued, im most worried about temp, lack of appetite, and breathing and if it is normal or not?
I would appreciate any advise or opinions you could give. Thank you.
Lacey Sabatasso

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most cases of urinary tract infections respond well to antibiotics, however in some cases an infection may be persistent or there may be some underlying health problem causing these symptoms. At this point I would be looking at taking a urine culture to determine the type of infection present and sensitivity to determine the most suitable antibiotic for treatment. The rapid breathing may be due to pain or discomfort and dogs also pant to help themselves to cool down so the rapid breathing may be due to that. Without examining Pinky, I cannot give much further advice apart from looking at the culture and sensitivity data. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cody
Yorkshire Terrier
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate
Painful Urination
Blood in Urine

Medication Used

Novox
Prazosin
Enrofloxacin
Thyro-tabs

My 13 year old, neutered male Yorkie (with treated thyroid condition) began showing signs of straining to urinate 11 days ago. He is eating well. I took him to the vet 8 days ago. The first visit they did blood work, urinalysis, physical examination of prostate, and x-rays. They ruled out bladder stones and diagnosed a UTI from blood in urine and thickening of lining; prescribed Nobody and enrofloxacin. After 6 days, he was straining more and could not urinate intermittent small stream or a few drops, so I took him to another Animal hospital for a second opinion. They reviewed his records, ruled out obstruction with catheter and noted significant increase of blood in urine sample. They prescribed clamavox in addition to other meds and told me dogs with thyroid problems sometimes have UTIs that take longer to treat. I took him to his follow up today at my vet and they found nothing from the ultrasound. She also took a urine sample directly from the bladder with a needle. Compared to the color of the catch sample, she concluded that the blood was from urethra and likely due to inflammation (although the antiinflammatories had been taken for 8 days now). She prescribed prazosin to help him "relax down there" and to continue with same antibiotics and antiinflammatories. She offered to refer to another vet who could use a scope to check the lower urinary tract for growth or cancer, but stated this was extremely rare and recommended waiting a week to see if medication works. I am concerned that he just is getting worse after 8 days of treatment and 3 different veterinarian examinations. Since he doesn't have an obstruction, is the scope only useful to identify cancer? Is there any other test which could identify a different (treatable) problem?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous causes of blood in the urine, normally this is caused by a urinary tract infection; however urinary stones, poisoning, trauma, tumours, kidney disease and other conditions may cause blood in the urine. If regular checks by three Veterinarians hasn’t been fruitful, it may be a case of having culture and sensitivity testing on the urine to see if there is an infection present and the most suitable antibiotic. A Specialist may be required if the usual causes have been ruled out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pickles
Pug
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate

Medication Used

Rimadyl, Docusate Sodium & Clavamox
Phenoxybenzamins
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

I have a 7 year male Pug that can't urinate. Two days ago we needed up at the emergency vet and they determined after an xray that he had a tiny bladder stone. The urinalysis revealed bacteria and a high ON level. Our pug was able to urinate twice after the emergency visit and then started straining again. We took him to our regular vet Yesterday and they did an xray and ultrasound and said that there weren't any stones. They kept our pug over night so they could empty his bladder if needed and they said he urinated while he was there. They put him on clavamox, an anti straining med and rimadyl. He came home this afternoon and he isn't urinating...he tries but nothing comes out. Is this a UTI?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of urinary problems in dogs followed by urinary stones, tumors, spinal issues and detrusor muscle atony. If bacteria was found on urinalysis, then antibiotics would be required; was the urine checked for crystals? As this may indicate whether there were stones or not. Further investigation may be needed, but antibiotics are the first step as the cause is usually infection. If you have concerns, return to your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Koa
Pittbull mix
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing in the house
Vomiting

Our almost 4 year old Pit just recently started peeing in the house. We got her a few months ago from the humane society, and up until recently it has been very smooth transition. Her previous owners said she would go all day while they were at work without going outside. We had no issues being at work and her not going out for 7-8 hours - though we rarely let it go that long.

We know she has a fear of thunder, and this problem just started the weekend of the 4th of July. She refused to go outside, and would pee in the halls of our apartment, and in our apartment. We chalked it up to her being frightened of the fireworks. However, it's a week past and she's still having "accidents" at least once a day. Additionally, she vomited once on Saturday morning, but has otherwise been totally normal.

UTI? Anxiety/recovering from fireworks? Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be connected to fireworks as there is no half measures when it comes to celebrating the fourth of July; I would keep an eye on her for another day or so as the accidents are just once or twice per day, if there is no improvement by the end of the week I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for urinalysis. However, there is no harm going earlier just to rule out an infection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailey
Cross breed Unknown
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Minimal Urine Excretion
Frequent Urination

I adopted a 3 month old mixed breed puppy from the humane society. She was spayed 5 days ago and is quickly picking up potty training. The problem I am experiencing is that she often pees 3 or 4 times while outside and sometimes does this weird thing where she stretches out and lifts her tail as though she is going to urinate, takes a couple steps and does it again, and continues this behavior for about 30 seconds. She occasionally looks as though she is peeing in the house, but upon inspection there is nothing or only a couple of drops where she was standing. I'm wondering if she could have a UTI or if it may just be pressure due to the swelling of her recent procedure.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Bailey is suffering from some discomfort after the surgery; infections are always a possibility, did you get antibiotics from your Veterinarian when she was discharged? A urine sample would be able to tell your Veterinarian and you a lot about what is happening in her waterworks, but I would just keep an eye on her for a few days and take her back for her post op checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Will
Shih Tzu
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

No appetite
painting drinking lots of water
Lethargy

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral
Acepromazine
Zeniquin

Mydog suffered from recurring utis. He was put on 2wks of clavamox,then 4 wKS of zeniquin shortly after. He seemed OK. No follow up blood work was done. 3 wks after zeniquin finished he got an infection,became septic and died. Is it possible the meds didn't clear up infection and that's why he died? He had heartrate of 250,hypoglycemia, high wbc,rbc,potassium,hgb,hct,limps,mono,neut,bun/urea,retics,phos. Low eos,gluc,hc03,ph,tc02. Could this have been a severe uti that we didn't get under control that killed him? Vet said cancer,addisons also possible. He was a special needs dog that had neurological damage hind legs that left him incontinent. I need to know if it's possible uti that did it. I have another incontinent dog as well and I'm worried.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I understand your concern with Will’s passing as you have another incontinence dog. I cannot say for 100% the cause of death, whilst it is possible that the marbofloxacin (Zeniquin) suppressed an infection which flared up after stopping treatment, it is unlikely. Blood tests are not usually carried out after treatment of urinary tract infections, but a urine sample may be taken for analysis. If the urinary tract infection didn’t respond to initial antibiotics culture and sensitivity would have been useful. If you want a definitive answer, a necropsy would give you the answers you’re looking for. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Heidi
Poodle mix
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

drinks excessively and fast
Getting bigger but very skinny
Pee's all the time.

I have a poodle/huskies mix that will be 5 months on the 17th. I have had her since she was 6 weeks old and I can not potty train her. She pees all the time. I take her out and she will pee but then 5-10 minutes after coming inside she pees again. She walks and pees like she doesn't now she is peeing. Sometimes she pees a lot and sometimes it's a little. She eats 4 cups of pure balance dog food a day and is still really skinny. I'm really worried and don't know what to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different conditions which may be causing the incontinence in Heidi including urinary tract infections, spinal injury or ectopic ureters to name a few. Ectopic ureters (Heidi fits the profile check the link below) may be a possible problem and can be diagnosed with a contrast x-ray at your Veterinarian’s office. A physical examination and urinalysis will rule out the usual suspects before checking for other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/ectopic-ureters

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Hogan
Lab
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

pants a lot
drinks excessively and fast
has a fever
peeing in house

UTI or behavioral problem Hogan my service dog. HAS NEVER peed in the house. All the sudden, around 5-6am most mornings. He goes in the living room and pees.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for this sudden urination in the house including: behavioural problems, urinary tract infections, hormonal conditions, kidney disease, tumours, dietary changes etc… It would be best to have urinalysis done and possibly a blood test to determine the underlying cause; if there is a fever, infection or inflammatory disease is more likely. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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lily
vizla/Labrador retriever
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

uncontrollable urination

my dog lily that I adopted from the humane society would pee in the house a lot starting the first day we got her. I believed that this behavior was happening because of the new place.
three months later the behavior has not stopped, she is fixed.
she will unknowingly dripple pee while she is walking, sitting, etc. the liquid coming out is anywhere from a line of drops to puddles.
ive also noticed that the drops and puddled tend to be watery and clear in color
when she dribbles when walking the drops tend to be cold and odorless

she also pees on beds when laying down,
we also notice she will pee when excited, nervous from being scolded, or scared.

I am at a loss of what todo about this.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urine dribble when excited, scared or nervous can be usually controlled by delaying hello’s or by ignoring her for a few minutes and not giving attention which would lead to excitable urination. For the urination while walking and sleeping, it is possible that has ectopic ureter(s) where a ureter (or both of them) is displaced leading to incontinence. Your Veterinarian will inject Lily with a contrast media and will take an x-ray (or two) to see the travel of urine through the urinary system. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition/ectopic-ureters

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Otis
Labradoodle
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in urine, frequently urinating

My dog was 9 weeks when he started having blood in his urine. The vet gave him antibiotics, after 10 days it hadn't cleared up and he got more antibiotics. still didn't clear up. The vet had a culture done and the results showed E.coli bacteria. He had a antibiotic course for 5 weeks, a week after the treatment he had another culture done and that came back all clear. 2 weeks after this I found another blood clot in his urine and he is peeing frequently again but not as bad as first time. He is now booked in for an ultrasound. Should I be worried it could be something more serious?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine may be caused by a few different causes including infection, urinary stones, trauma, poisoning, low platelet count and other clotting problems. In addition to an ultrasound being performed, a blood test with biochemistry should be done to determine the levels of blood cells and also to get an indication of kidney and liver health; additionally if required clotting tests maybe carried out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chief
Great dane
13 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing Uncontrollably

I have a great dane that is about 13 weeks old that cannot control his bladder. We have to take him out every 5 minutes otherwise he will pee everywhere and we will leave him outside for a good 10-20 minutes but he will come inside and pee all over the floor. He also pee on the floor like he couldn't control it when he is trying to go to the front door. Our vet said it was just young age but it is getting worse and we are trying everything we can to stop him from peeing all the time. Could it be UTI? If so should i tell my vet to do a test on him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst urinary tract infections can cause incontinence, it wouldn’t be on a scale you are referring to; with the amount of urination you are describing I imagine that Chief is drinking a lot too. There may be a few reasons why this may be occurring including a birth defect, problems with the nerve supply to the bladder and urethra, spinal disorders or inflammatory disease. There would be no harm in checking Chief’s urine for bacteria which is an inexpensive test, other tests including ultrasound to check for masses or abnormalities and a general blood test to determine overall health. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Our Goldendoodle had the same things since birth. She couldn't hold her urine. She would urinate during her sleep even. We started her on "Proin" and after a couple of weeks it got better. She is 7 now and as long as she is on her meds she does well. As she gets older it does get better. She still will tinkle when excited but we have learned to have the guests the cause this to greet her out in the grass before coming in as it is only a few of her favorite people now. Hang in there.. it does get better.

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diamond
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I noticed my dog was bleeding longer than her normal heat. She is a ten year old pit .. She suddenly stop eatting and drinking...and discharging ALOTTT of blood. (not to mention alot of weight she was walking bones) ..It was very scary. Took her to the vet they said she had track infection. Gave me meds and had them on for ten days. I notice she was slowly getting back to her normal self. Its been about two and half weeks and I have noticed a tanish discharge from her. Is this the infection working its way out of her? The bleeding which was a dark redish milky color has stop completely. The tanish color discharge isnt nearly as much as the redish milky but still enough to have me worried. She is acting herself now barking, playing, walking and eatting..She has gained a good bit of her weight back in the past few weeks..Is this discharge normal after treatment?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In intact females we always have to consider the possibility of pyometra (infection of the uterus). Pyometra usually occurs four to six weeks after heat and can be a critical condition leading to septicaemia, shock and death; the recommended treatment is full ovariohysterectomy. Urinary tract infections are common and are usually resolved with antibiotics; however, if the infection coincides with her being on heat, it is possible that the infection would have entered into the uterus. It would be advisable for you to have a follow up visit with your Veterinarian to determine the exact origin of the discharge and to ensure that Diamond is on the road to recovery. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition/pyometra

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Finley
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My dog was diagnosed with a UTI--she is now on an antibiotic to help resolve the issue. While she is 10 months, so is our cat. They love each other and rough house as if they're both dogs (and of course we step in if the dog gets a little too excited). Is it OK for our dog to be this active? She looks/acts fine, the only reason we found she had the infection was because we found a couple blood dribbles with fowl urine, along with excessive squatting and no urination.. Other than that she acts like her normal self. Should we be limiting her activity at all or just go about our normal life?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would recommend limiting rough housing, I know it may be difficult, but it is for the best; other activities like running when out on walks is OK, but with rough housing comes twisting and rolling which shouldn’t have an effect on the treatment of the urinary tract infection, but to be on the safe side to limit during the course of treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maggie
10yrs
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

If I keep my 10 yrs old shitzu in a diaper will it cause her to get urinery tract infection

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diapers for dogs may be a useful aid to help with a variety of conditions from house training pups and protecting furniture during a heat cycle to assisting with incontinence in old age or injury but may cause urinary tract infections and skin irritation. Diapers in an aging dog should be used in a specific manner ensuring that the fit of the diaper is suitable for purpose, absorbent enough and that is changed regularly to prevent (or reduce the chance of) urinary tract infections, skin irritation (like in babies) and other conditions that may occur; it is important to keep hair short and not have urine or faeces collecting in the diaper. If your dog is getting incontinent, it may be worth visiting your Veterinarian to see if it is a treatable condition which would mean the diapers are not necessary. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Maggie has been struggling with persistent UTIs for the past year or so. Clavamox helped with the blood in her urine on two occasions, but when symptoms emerged for the third time we cultured her urine and treated her with Zeniquin (merbofloxacin). This was successful for a longer amount of time, until we noticed Maggie beginning to "leak" in our house. If she is excited by the arrival of a guest (or anything that "excites" her) then she'll jump from the spot and leave a large wet stain in her absence. There was no blood in the urine this time, which I attribute to the success of her Royal Canin Urinary SO diet. We visited a vet again who confirmed the best treatment as another urinalysis and urine culture. I haven't been consistent in culturing her urine again after a treatment cycle, so am opening in doing the urinalysis / urine culture treatment one more time, and then completing another culture after the treatment plan to confirm if bacteria is still present. Is that the best route at this point? What will I be looking at in terms of next steps if it goes away completely, and then emerges again? Would we then start looking into ultrasounds / X-rays to look at her internal anatomy? Also, is it expected for a urinalysis and urine culture to run $350+? It's a little steep to have to do that before / after treatment multiple times.... I hope you can help, I'm getting a little frustrated with the challenging nature of her treatment thus far. Thanks!

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