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

    Also, if she isn't showing any signs of discomfort now, should I still go by and pick up some antibiotics? I wish she could just tell me how she really feels! haha

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

    So happy that she is feeling better!
    If she has UTI it doesn't go away by it self, but if she is feeling fine now maybe she doesnt have it. If she has stones of any sort they may come and go, but they surely will come back if you don't adjust her nutrition. Females hardly ever get blocked but it is a possibility anyway and if they do it can be fatal.

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    Thanks! I will talk to the vet and show him pictures and try to figure out the best route to prevention in the future.

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    The more I think about it, the more I wonder if that stupid place she was boarded at gave her something she wasn't supposed to have and started all of this... ugh. (Can it get into her system and cause that kind of discharge in a matter of days?)
    Then again, it may be something in some of her newer treats? I don't know, but I don't want her to go through anything like this again. She had me crying the other night when she was hurting and acting like she didn't want anything to do with me!

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    If she doesn't have UTI, she may have what my Usko has. You can google canine hyperuricosuria to find out more.

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    So, the vet confirmed that Katie does have a UTI and high PH (acidic) urine. She got medicine for that as well as a cortisone shot for the flea infestation she had after being boarded at All Creatures (NEVER again.. her skin looks rough from her scratching!) We found out too that All Creatures gave her a rabies shot when her previous one was good for 2 more years.
    Also, she will be having eye surgery (can't remember if she has ectropian or entropian,) and a thorough teeth cleaning in December. So far she has been in very good health, so I can't really complain.. but here come those expensive vet bills! Merry Christmas to Katie! haha I would do anything for that babygirl!
    Last edited by Wlw9x; 10-13-2012 at 11:55 PM. Reason: forgot to mention high PH level!

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    Great that you took her to see the vet and she's getting the meds she needs. Just one thing, pH is neutral at 7, alkaline above it and acidid below it. Infection makes urine more alkaline (higher in numbers) and for example struvites form in alkaline urine. Urates form in acidic urine (<6). Even if she has high pH, she can still have urate stones, cause the UTI is raising her pH. I was really confused myself when Usko's diagnosis was urate stones cause his pH was at 9, but that was only bc he had UTI, when that was gone his would be below 6 and the stones would most likely start forming. So I would advise you to get the crystals tested or take a DNA test for Hyperuricosuria. There's a lab in the states called vetgen and you can order it in the internet. The maintenance for these conditions are the opposite and if you treat wrong you can end up only adding fuel to the flames.
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    Default Re: UTI? Blood and tiny gray "balls" in urine... help!

    @SunDog - I agree. Having had kidney stones myself once, "discomfort" doesn't even come CLOSE to how it feels to pass them.

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    Apparently I'm not a very good listener! I will talk to them about all of that though. Thanks for mentioning it!

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    The other day when I looked up Hyperuricosuria, I did see that test you were talking about. I wasn't sure if it was something I needed to do or not. Glad to hear your advice!

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