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    So Ms Ellie just got her Urine Culture back!! no bacteria in her (bladder) culture (WOOOOHOOO), Mama was NERVOUS :-) but the Vet feels the reocurring bacteria she is getting is enviromental such as "low riding" when she pees, and said she would recommend a vulvoplasty (remove extra skin) around her girl parts if her 1st heat cycle doesnt make her stuff pop out enough, to keep the bacteria out, for right now, we have to be OCD about keeping her girl stuff clean

    Anyone have any experiences with the Vulvoplasty surgery??

    I looked it up online, and some of the post surgery pics are not so nice, REALLY dont want to do this if we dont HAVE to!!

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    Yep, Banks had to have it done for just the reasons you are stating.... too much skin and constant UTI's. Once we did it, it was rare that she got a UTI, I think she had one or two more the rest of her life.

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    Default Re: Ellie Belly!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MFrey2012 View Post
    So Ms Ellie just got her Urine Culture back!! no bacteria in her (bladder) culture (WOOOOHOOO), Mama was NERVOUS :-) but the Vet feels the reocurring bacteria she is getting is enviromental such as "low riding" when she pees, and said she would recommend a vulvoplasty (remove extra skin) around her girl parts if her 1st heat cycle doesnt make her stuff pop out enough, to keep the bacteria out, for right now, we have to be OCD about keeping her girl stuff clean

    Anyone have any experiences with the Vulvoplasty surgery??

    I looked it up online, and some of the post surgery pics are not so nice, REALLY dont want to do this if we dont HAVE to!!

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    Well that's a relief of one good news.

    Never heard of it and would be sad to remove that extra skin especially there. I don't know anything about this as first time I heard of it . I'm sure others in here will sure know something. Now there's another thing I need to read up on. im sure you will make the right decision.

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    Default Re: Ellie Belly!!

    Yes, we had it done on Vet's recommendation after rescue Josie couldn't shake UTIs. The surgery went well and left a minimal scar that took a while to heal and for the fur to grow back...She looked awful(but was physically fine from the surgery) for a couple of months. Unfortunately for Josie the UTIs did not stop and an ultrasound revealed a Staghorn Stone in her right kidney. Not operable. A heavy dose of antibiotics got the UTI under control and then pulsing antibiotics kept her well for the remainder of her life. Should you opt for the surgery, do not fret, it's reasonably simple.

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