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Thread: UTI Antibiotics Didn't Work :-(

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    Default UTI Antibiotics Didn't Work :-(

    Hi Guys.. Roxy has a Urinrary Tract Infection and has been put on a course of antibiotics which she completed yesterday but she still has it-urinating every 5 min with only a couple of drops coming out, she doesnt seem to be tender around her abdo. But it must be so uncomfortable and painful for her to urinate.
    The vet had a good feel and check to make sure it was just a UTI- no bladder stones or anything, so gave her a 10 day course of antibiotics (1st dose an injection) but it hasnt done a thing.

    And we tried the Apple Cidar Vinegar which the vet said was good to give a go but Roxy just threw it straight back up.

    Has anyone else been through this with there dog? I have never heard of antibiotics not working for a UTI.

    Oh another thing-the vet wants a Urine sample, can anyone give me some suggestions on how to get one from her?

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    Poor Roxy, she'll need more a/b's I would think.

    RE getting the urine sample, try to use something really shallow, she's not a big dog, so maybe something like a saucer that you can slide in underneath her. Whatever you use make sure you thoroughly clean it beforehand. Did the vet give you a sample bottle to put it into?

    Take her out for a walk on a lead in the garden, have shallow container in hand ready to slide under her bottom, as soon as she looks like she is about to wee, slide the container under her bottom, you don't need a huge amount, a teaspoon is enough. Immediately put it into the vets sample bottle and get it to the vet asap.

    Hope that helps and I've made sense!

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    With the ACV, just put a little in her water, dont make her drink a whole heap

    there is also a human UTI thingy, Ural? Or something like that, someone suggested to use that with Kaos (NOTE - this was ages ago, check with vet first)

    Kaos gets so so sick with hers, thankfully she hasnt had one in a few years

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    Urine sample imperative to ensure it IS a UTI and not something else with same symptoms.

    My guess is vet will change to a different anitbiotic.

    All the best, they are ruddy awful.

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    wish you well .. That is a problem that scares me.. Is Roxy young or old ?
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    It could need a different antibiotic, or it could be caused by something non-bacterial. Check with you vet whether it could be a fungal infection.

    I hope she feels better soon.

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    All the best.

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    I have no advice but good luck.

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    Hi guys, just an update. Went back to the vet on wed and the vet asked for her back
    1st thing this morning for an xray, but because dogs bladders are so hard to xray as they just show up as a black blob on the film, they needed to sedate her and blow up her bladder and then take the xray and to also get a urine sample.

    So the results are horrible! She has the biggest bladder stones you have ever seen-i wish i could post the xrays to show you. She has 5 stones and they have almost completly taken up her whole bladder :-(
    So she has to go in for an op on Mon morning to remove them (have no idea why he didnt just call me to get the ok to do it today while she was under) pehaps they didnt have the time!
    The stones will then get sent off to the USA to get tested to see what type they are (there are 7 different types)
    The vet thinks that this will then likely be a re-occuring thing so she will have to be put on a prescription diet for the rest of her life which i am dissapointed about-big BARF supporter! But if it's going to keep this from happening again then that's good enough for me.
    So Roxy is laying on the lounge atm she looks really unwell and her belly is quiet swollen-i am really worried about her-surely the vet wouldn't of put the op on hold to Mon if he thought it was life threatning right?!
    I feel so helpless! I just feel so sorry for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitte View Post
    wish you well .. That is a problem that scares me.. Is Roxy young or old ?
    Roxy will be 2yrs old in Aug.
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