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Well maybe not again cause I doubt it was gone in a week, then back a few days after being off the antibiotics. But here she is... peeing in the house,  She has been off about 3 days at the most. She peed about 8 times today. And no she does not do this normally. When she was on the meds for 24 hours she was alreay much better. I take her out, she squats but can't pee. Has got to be awful for her. Bless her heart!!

So my question is.... Anyone have experience with your Dobie having a UTI? What do I need to expect...How long will it take to get this girl well? How painful is it? Could it be something else going on??? I have only had one myself and non of my other dogs have ever had one.

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Hi Judy, I think that the UTI takes more than a few days on antibiotics to clear.  Megs certainly did.  And without wanting to worry you, the vet thinks that the extra licking she did may have been one of the causes of all the other issues since.  I would put Izzy on probiotics (in the UK the vet can prescribe "professional" does, if not yoghurt works just as well) and a daily cranbery capsule.  Despite all the other stuff going on with her, I think this has helped Megs.  She still does the squat/no pee thing and the lots of mini pees but far less frequently than before and the obsessive licking is gone so she can't be irritated like she was before.  The food we swapped her to has stuff in it that helps the urinary tract too and as she is obviously prone to issues there, I will keep her on the food/cranberry diet now with the odd yoghurt chucked in for good measure.  I have wondered about homemade yoghurt icepops for her in the summer.... may have to try that one day!

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lugreen she was on the antibiotics I think about 7 days then was off about 2 or 3 when she started peeing all over the place and then doing the squats and nothing came out...Looks just like a UTI to me. She never seems to be in pain though.

UPDATE: the last few days she has not done any of that!...I am puzzled...it seems to crop up when we have been gone about 3 hours the next day she will act just like the about again. Could it be her bladder is having spasms or immature?...shrug....?  Going to the vet to have her ears taped in about an hour. I am going to ask them about this and see what they think!!!!!!

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Izzy had a potty call so I forgot where I was at and hit the Post button Sorry!!!

Anyways I did the cranberry pills for a while and yes it helped. So I will put her on the probiotics and cranberry tablets too.

and if interested I found this diet..........that is suppose to help too. homemade yogurt ice-pops  sounds yummy even for me!!! LOL!@!! We might all eat some!!!
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Important: Before you start to feed your dog a home-prepared diet, it is strongly recommended that you discuss your decision with your veterinarian or a holistic veterinarian. It is essential that you follow any diet's recommendations closely, including all ingredients and supplements. Failure to do so may result in serious health consequences for your pet.

2/3 cup lowfat cottage cheese
1 large hard-boiled egg
2 cups cooked, long grain brown rice
2 teaspoons chicken fat or canola oil
1/2 ounce brewer's yeast
1/4 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)

This diet provides 780 kcal (enough to fulfill the daily amount required for a 25-pound dog), 42.9 g protein, 22 g fat, 92 g sodium (a high sodium diet)

Variations

  1. Substitute 4 ounces of tuna (in water without sodium) or 1/4 pound of lean ground beef (or ground chicken or lamb) for cottage cheese.
  2. Substitute 2 to 3 cups of potato, cooked with skin, or 2 cups of cooked macaroni for the rice.
  3. Supply vitamins and minerals as follows: use Calcifood Wafers or Calcium Lactate tablets with a miltivitamin/mineral supplement using the label instructions.
  4. When possible, use natural vitamins made from whole foods, rather than synthetic vitamins (although both can be used in combination), as the natural vitamins. Also supply plant phytochemicals, enzymes, and other nutrients not found in chemically synthesized vitamins. Use either Catalyn from Standard Process (at a dose of 1 Catalyn per 25 pounds) or Canine Plus from VetriScience (following label dosages) as a natural vitamin in this recipe.
  5. For extra nutrition and variety, use fresh, raw or slightly steamed vegetables, such as carrots or broccoli (approximately 1/2 to 1 cup per recipe), as a top dressing for the diet. Most vegetables provide approximately 25 kcal per 1/2 cup.
  6. Add supplements that can be beneficial, such as omega-3 fatty acids, plant enzymes, and a super green food or health blend formula.

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grrrr He decided not to put Izzy back on the antibiotics but to wait. I want to stay on top of things and to kill anything that might be creeping around in there. Her bladder felt normal. Besides that will be another office visit. I mean I have been going a lot the last few months and also for Fergie too. I just wanted to cry I am not made of money!!! ...pfft!

Anyways She tested positive for hookworms and was put on Panacur for 5 days straight.