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    Default Re: UTI? Blood and tiny gray "balls" in urine... help!

    I do not recommend apple cider vinegar before the analysis. If she is prone to urate stones vinegar is not going be good for her. It is vital to know what kind of stones/problem she has before adding any home remedies in to her food or drink. A lot of people are advising to give cranberry, vitamin c or apple cider vinegar for bladder problems, but if it is what my Usko has (and bulldogs are amongst at the breeds more likely to have urates than most) it is only adding fuel to the flames! So please wait for the results.

    But a little or a lot of TLC is highly recommended in both cases!
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    Great advice above!! Also make sure she is getting plenty of water. A good way to be sure she gets extra is to add water to her kibble as well. No dry food until she is clear.

    I also posted a supplement in the great products forum the other night, the problem with UTI is they can keep coming back so giving the supplement will help clear it completely.


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    Default Re: UTI? Blood and tiny gray "balls" in urine... help!

    Thanks so much, guys! I knew I could count on everyone here for good advice. I've spoken with the vet, and they told us to monitor her for a few days and see how she does because she may be able to pass the stones on her own since she is already. They also recommended plenty of water! They said if anything changes to bring her in asap, but as of now, we have a Saturday morning appointment. My husband went to check on her at lunch, and he told me she is still having the same symptoms, but doesn't seem as upset. Knowing me, I'll end up taking her to the vet before Saturday! She will be getting some major petting and attention tonight. I'll keep everyone updated!

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    Default Re: UTI? Blood and tiny gray "balls" in urine... help!

    Awww hope she feels better must be female uti weekend mine has some sort of urine infection too, we're waiting on results only cuz the Vet had an emergency come in... But I got some antibiotics to help in the meantime.
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    I'm sorry, but I have to say your vet is a bit too indifferent for my taste. What if she has UTI, what if she has urate stones, or struvite stones, calcium oxalate, xanthine...it is not just passing them, but also finding out what type they are and why she has them in the first place and treating her accordingly so they don't reoccur. And like right now, not next week.
    My Usko had UTI when the he was diagnosed having stones the first time. His urine pH was 9 and he had urate stones. I was wondering first how can he have urate stones with that high pH, when urates form in acid urine. So it was important to get rid of the infection to start treating the stones. So antibiotics was the first thing we got. Well, in the end he had the stones removed surgically, but we could not do anything to treat his hyperuricosuria before the UTI was gone.
    If I were you I would take her to the vet before, different vet.

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    I agree with @RiiSi. My vet also told me to monitor duchess for a few days when she fits showed symptomsof uti around 12 weeks. Well that monitoring led to about a 2 month battle and 4 different antibiotics to clear her completely of the infection!

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    Default Re: UTI? Blood and tiny gray "balls" in urine... help!

    I'd side with those who say take her to the vet. I wouldn't be happy leaving it til Saturday ... but that's just me!

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    I'm seconding @RiiSi and Scueva. I don't understand why a vet would hold off on diagnosing any kind of infection, especially one that could impact kidney health. If you add the time it takes to get culture results, that's a lot of time!...maybe I'm misunderstanding your baby's symptoms. It tooks months (and a surgery) for us to resolve Lupe's uti episodes and strivuite crystals and we were on top of it all. Plus...ouch!

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    Like I said, I will probably end up taking her earlier than that. I hate it, but I have trouble getting my boss to let me off work, especially since I just came back from vacation today. If need be, my husband will have to go home and take her on a long lunch break. We live about 30 minutes from the closest vet with a lot of bulldog experience. I'm not going to talk down about the vet because he has always been wonderful and knowledgeable. I haven't talked to him about the issue, only the assistant who answered the phone call. Trust me, I'm not going to let her suffer if she keeps acting like she did last night. I will find a way to get her to the vet, even if I have to beg my boss to use my sick time for her! I'm not a terrible mommy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wlw9x View Post
    Like I said, I will probably end up taking her earlier than that. I hate it, but I have trouble getting my boss to let me off work, especially since I just came back from vacation today. If need be, my husband will have to go home and take her on a long lunch break. We live about 30 minutes from the closest vet with a lot of bulldog experience. I'm not going to talk down about the vet because he has always been wonderful and knowledgeable. I haven't talked to him about the issue, only the assistant who answered the phone call. Trust me, I'm not going to let her suffer if she keeps acting like she did last night. I will find a way to get her to the vet, even if I have to beg my boss to use my sick time for her! I'm not a terrible mommy!
    Oh don't be silly now!! No one thinks you are a bad mommy, I think it was more directed to the vets for not seeing the urgency. I would call the vet again and tell them you cannot come until Saturday, if you can please drop by and get enough antibiotics until then. The sooner you get those going the better!! If it's only 5 days worth it won't be enough to cure her so they should hopefully be able to help you out because you WILL need to go in for more 5 days will not do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wlw9x View Post
    Like I said, I will probably end up taking her earlier than that. I hate it, but I have trouble getting my boss to let me off work, especially since I just came back from vacation today. If need be, my husband will have to go home and take her on a long lunch break. We live about 30 minutes from the closest vet with a lot of bulldog experience. I'm not going to talk down about the vet because he has always been wonderful and knowledgeable. I haven't talked to him about the issue, only the assistant who answered the phone call. Trust me, I'm not going to let her suffer if she keeps acting like she did last night. I will find a way to get her to the vet, even if I have to beg my boss to use my sick time for her! I'm not a terrible mommy!
    Oh dear, I didn't for a second think that you're a bad mommy. I really just don't like the way, in this case some assistant, dismisses your babies condition. What ever it is it is not getting better by itself and waiting could make it worse. We all know how horrible it is to see our babies suffer

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    Update!
    Yesterday afternoon, Katie was her usual self.. she didn't have any accidents between lunch time and 5. She went out and peed normally...
    When we got home from a softball game later that night, again, no accidents! She peed again normally.. and another normal pee this morning. I have been keeping her water bowl full and wetting her dry food.
    Last night she was extremely happy acting, jumping up on my legs trying to get attention, trying to sit in my lap on the floor, following me everywhere, romping around like a puppy, and eventually, trying to get up in the bed with me.
    Is this something that may come and go over the next few days? I'm sorry if that is a dumb question. I really am uneducated on the subject. Thanks all!

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