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    Just taken brian out for a pee, and what came out was thick, lumpy blood. Poor thing. Only pee'd for a second or two, then stopped. For anyone that's had a UTI, im sure you like i can sympathize.

    In the past 2 days, he's lost a LOT of condition, began to stink (to my ever sensitive nose), and voila! peeing blood.
    He's down, and listless, personality change, weight loss, dull coat, lame also. Been lame for a week. Improves with rest (crate) deteriorates rapidly to lame if let out. Clearly in pain.

    Im now worried sick, that this is more than a UTI. We are off to vet tonight, and i want a blood test. I have just been alerted to him laying at my feet, by his smell. Its gross. And i realise, in the year we've had him, im now fretting about losing him. This breed is well known for only living to 5yrs due to cancers or coronaries.

    Fingers crossed.

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    Oh poor boy

    Hope its nothing too serious!

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    I hope a couse of anitbiotics might do the job. My dog was peeing pure blood several weeks ago and a course of antibiotics had her fixed.

    I keep my fingers crossed that it is something that is easily fixed, poor boy.

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    Yikes Bernie

    Amazing how we become attached to even the most unattractive dog (or horse).

    I guess it also explains how some men manage to find wives

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    The smell is tell tale UTI smell. And we dont need a blood test. Im very distrustful of vets now, in response to being told absolute twaddle! Being in medicine makes BS hard to listen to from a vet.

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    Good n bad news. Urinary Tract Infection, antibiotics treatment plan agreed.
    Arthritis in the back right hock. Anti imflam. for that. 10 days worth.
    Brian loves the vets. They give him this weird liver stuff that has him producing roughly a half pint of drool in my back car seat on the way home. Thanks.
    To diagnose a UTI, the vet recommended a MRI scan of his bladder, a urine sample test, and a ultra sound. I told her not to be silly.
    We agreed the above plan.
    Im happy with that.
    Brian is off his tree right now. Drooling around, rubbing his face in all the plants. ? stoned dog
    I had to give him 6ml of Metacam. As a double starter dose. So yeah, id say he's stoned right now. But happy.
    He's bumping into doors a bit. So ive kept him confined to the deck.
    Both the other 2 loved his new aroma, and both mounted him roughly as a nice greeting, despite one being a bitch. He doesnt like his new popularity, so he's under my chair. Wonder if he'll want a pizza at some point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    To diagnose a UTI, the vet recommended a MRI scan of his bladder, a urine sample test, and a ultra sound. I told her not to be silly.
    Wow that is bizarre! My vets have only ever asked me to get a urine sample. An MRI? that would cost a packet plus an ultra sound even more weird. Very silly! I would be switching vets.

    Glad he has a treatment plan and hope he gets his pizza.

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    I must switch vets, but dont live in a vet dense area, so choice is ltd.
    Much like GP's around here.
    He's pee'ing for longer durations today, so clearly more comfort already. Ive dosed all water supplies for dogs with apple cider vinegar. And blocked off access to water feature so its only ACV treated water.
    He's far easy to slip pills down his throat! seriously, i opened my mastiff's massive mouth, and just inserted my fist easily, to slide it down the back. And cheese above nose hight, kept those chops facing ceiling till swallowed and got some cheese.

    Remember pohm, croc rolling an frothing the entire pill out through her gills. Yep, brian is a piece of cake to medicate. A 'good' patient.

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    Brian is one of life's characters and for those like me who hear the stories and don't have to live with the drool, hysterically funny. This however is not, watching a goof suffer is awful ( i feel for you too). Fingers crossed all resolves quickly.

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    Just curious and I will probably be sorry I asked...

    How do dogs get UTI? - it's not like they can wipe back to front or something that humans do.

    Or is it the way they lick everything?

    When I give Frosty her worming tablets - they go inside peanut paste to mask the taste and seal them up, and then inside a piece of tinned sardine - don't even touch the sides - after all that effort to make them taste yum.

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