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    Default Re: Does Bubba have a UTI?

    Then most likely the infection caused his urine to alkalize and that caused the crystals, so no need for a food change...just antibiotics with probiotics and that cranberry....and I'm positive Bubba will be just great and you get to sleep in a dry bed again....
    If his urine pH is high then you could give him acidic more foods and if it's low more alkaline. You can find a chart if you google "acid/alkaline table". For finding out what his pH is you need to test his urine regularly. I prefer to do it with an elecrtical meter. In my opinion the strips are too vague.

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    @RiiSi thank you! but, shouldn't I try to find out what caused the infection? @Twice stated maybe he is having liver issues? The vet tech said his bilirubin was elevated. I just don't want this to be a chronic issue. You think I should have more extensive tests to his organs to see how they are functioning or should I do a 'wait and see?'. I just don't know what to do. I did notice (in retrospect) that he showed signs of something was changing, a few months back. I have no other way but to be blunt about this but..I noticed he was having an increased amount of yellow spuge (lol) coming from his penis. It was thicker than usual and more often. He has this normall, just not that i used to notice much..thought 'just a male dog getting more mature. I had to put sheets on top on my comforter to keep from washing my comforter so much because of the small yellow spots. My point of all this is..if it has been going on, slowly, for a few months..could it be something more serious going on?

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    I worry too much and even though I try not to always think the worst, I sometimes do. Most of the times it's for nothing...If you think there could be something more serious that caused the UTI then for your peace of mind do have the tests done. But don't worry, before you have to...easier said that done....

    Has Bubba been neutered? If not it can also be inflamed prostate. Have they taken an ultra sound?

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    @RiiSi You're right..I should try not to worry. we'll see how the follow up appt goes and see what my vet thinks. Thank you!

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    Noob question....how do you gather a urine sample from your dog? Mack would never let me get close enough to catch it in a cup or something. He would probably also not let me close enough to even toss a cloth or something under him to pee on! Just thinking how on earth I would ever accomplish that if it ever becomes necessary...

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    Default Re: Does Bubba have a UTI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noyes27 View Post
    Noob question....how do you gather a urine sample from your dog? Mack would never let me get close enough to catch it in a cup or something. He would probably also not let me close enough to even toss a cloth or something under him to pee on! Just thinking how on earth I would ever accomplish that if it ever becomes necessary...

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    I was just wondering the same thing

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    Default Re: Does Bubba have a UTI?

    I just put a cup under him...

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    Default Re: Does Bubba have a UTI?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I just put a cup under him...
    Easier said then done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noyes27 View Post
    Easier said then done?

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