Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2013, 11:12 AM
LauraJoSF's Avatar
LauraJoSF LauraJoSF is offline
Active Pup
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 14
Default Can't get rid of Ecoli and UTI!

6 weeks ago, Zoe (6 year old lab/border collie mix) woke us up in the middle of the night panting- which means she NEEDS to go out! Took her out and she peed about 10 times. Took her to the vet next day and sent urine to the lab- she had ecoli. Put her on an antiobotic (note, cannot use Cipro as she had an allergic reaction in the past). Two weeks on this, she seemed fine, no recurrance of the night-time urgency. A week after we finished the antibiotics, took another urine sample to be sure ecoli was gone--- it was not. Put her on a different antiotic for two weeks...during which she was acting totally normal. Finished second round a week ago, and....last night up at midnight having to go out and peed 6 times urgently. another urine sample from her this morning and am dropping it off at the vet. I don't know why this is so insidious or how she even got it. We have been feeding her Wellness brand food- both dry and wet for over a year and she loves it. She does not eat dog poop, but we do live near a lagoon that she splashes around in-- some think it's polluted, but she's been swimming in it for 6 years now.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 08:20 PM
elegy's Avatar
elegy elegy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,672

have xrayed her to check for bladder stones?
Steve RA RL1 CL1-R CL1-F FMCh
Bean FDCh-G
and Hambone, flyball hopeful
Save the pit bull, Save the world
Are you Unruly?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 08:31 PM
*blackrose's Avatar
*blackrose *blackrose is online now
"I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 5,962

Originally Posted by elegy View Post
have xrayed her to check for bladder stones?
^ this.

I'd also be culturing the urine to see if the antibiotic you are using is actually clearing up all 9 the infection.

Recessed vulvas can cause reoccurring UTIs as well.

Abrams, Momma's boy Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Cynder, Daddy's girl little lab muttly
~*~ DOB 4/11/13 ~*~ DOB 1/28/2006 ~*~

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site