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Old 12-11-2009, 07:15 AM
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Thanks for all the input. I'll let you know the results.

In the meantime, she did pee this morning and I got a sample. No blood, but it was darker than normal. And she did squat down 6 times while she was outside for 15 minutes.

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:28 AM
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Will be anxious to hear .
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:46 AM
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We have returned.

Vet said it was a UTI, but we'll get confirmation tomorrow from the urine test. He started her on antiobiotics today, and said we'll doing another urine test in two weeks. He said it would take about 48 hours for the antibiotics to really kick in. He said the likely cause of the UTI was e-coli, which was interesting because we just moved from the city to the burbs and have a fenced in yard for the first time. I wonder if the poop in the yard (which I clean up once a week) makes them more suspectible to e-coli.

I asked about kidney stones and he said it's very unlikely, especially since she's had no history of them before.

Also said that my beagles are in great shape (made me happy).

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Old 12-11-2009, 11:47 AM
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So glad you went !
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:09 PM
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glad everything went well at the vet for your dog! UTI's are no fun but im glad that it's nothing too serious and she'll be fine soon.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:40 PM
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Due to some recommendations I read online, I was thinking about giving her a bath tonight. What's the verdict on giving dogs a bath when they have a UTI?
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:52 PM
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As far as what to say to the vet when they tell you to put your dog on a prescription diet... I always ask them WHAT they are hoping to accomplish with that diet.

Are they looking for less protein? more protein? more calcium? bland diet? etc.

Then I look for an alternative food that accomplishes the same goal, whether it be a different kibble, homecooked, whatever.

I have never had a vet that complained and usually they get to know over time and will just start telling me what needs to be done without even recommending a prescription diet.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:58 PM
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a bath should be a-ok
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:07 PM
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There are several causes that may account blood in urine. some are
Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder stones,Prostate Infections, Estrus Cycle. i am not sure what has happened to your dog, what are other symptoms?
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