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    Quote Originally Posted by SamiSalo View Post
    Test came back almost ok - normal but the sample contained some blood cells. Vet told me to go back tomorrow night for an xray if the issue continues. He's still peeing fine. He still squats often. Today, normal pees and droplets.

    I'll make a judgement call tomorrow I guess. Or hold off a little longer. He's had 3 xrays various things in the 4 months I've had him. Not sure if that's too much? Not sure if I should ever give him yogurt or ACV again either? Not sure about anything anymore!
    Listen to @RiiSi... she has a lot of experince due to Usko issues. Not sure why they are doing x-rays, wouldn't ultrasound show/tell more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Listen to @RiiSi... she has a lot of experince due to Usko issues. Not sure why they are doing x-rays, wouldn't ultrasound show/tell more?
    I've stopped giving him ACV and yogurt. I've decided to hold off on the xray. Not sure about the ultrasound point. Friend recommended a holistic vet, might give them a shot for this or the next time something comes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamiSalo View Post
    I've stopped giving him ACV and yogurt. I've decided to hold off on the xray. Not sure about the ultrasound point. Friend recommended a holistic vet, might give them a shot for this or the next time something comes up.
    Holistic vet is a good idea.... our vet office has one on staff and we have used her a few times for allergy related issues
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    I have no idea why the vet would wan't to take X-rays, it's really a good idea to hold them of. X-rays don't really show soft tissue or stones if he has them, ultrasound will. Has he had any blood tests done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    I have no idea why the vet would wan't to take X-rays, it's really a good idea to hold them of. X-rays don't really show soft tissue or stones if he has them, ultrasound will. Has he had any blood tests done?
    Isn't it safe to say he doesn't have stones because he's peeing? He doesn't look like he's in pain. No blood tests. Just urine, and it contained some blood cells. Vet wasn't concerned though.

    What do you think? He's a weird dog who likes to mark out in the open? Or he tries to pee because he has the urge to?

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    [QUOTE=SamiSalo;422198]Isn't it safe to say he doesn't have stones because he's peeing? He doesn't look like he's in pain. No blood tests. Just urine, and it contained some blood cells. Vet wasn't concerned though.

    What do you think? He's a weird dog who likes to mark out in the open? Or he tries to pee because he has the urge to?

    I can only tell you my experience with a kidney stone and it's that I was peeing,
    having no pain, etc...went to bed, woke up at 5 am extremely uncomfortable
    which progressed to screaming pain. My Dr took x-rays which showed nothing,
    dxed a UTI and sent me home w/antibiotic even tho I was vomiting in his office
    and lying on his floor. An hour later (at home) Hubby threw a robe over me (in
    my gown) and took me to ER. They found a stone that had gotten stuck & too
    big to pass. Scheduled surgery, when I came to, my surgeon said I was full of
    infection and all he could do was clean as much out as possible and schedule
    surgery after I healed of infection. I was in ICU with SEPTIS for a week, I'm
    diabetic and they really didn't think I was going to make it and when it seemed
    I would, they said I'd have kidney damage. GOD is in charge so I lived and my
    kidneys are fine

    Just because he's peeing and showing no sign of pain DOES NOT mean he's
    fine. All we can do is advise you and you've gotten expert advice so now, it's
    on you as to what you decide to do for him. GOD bless, I'm praying for Salo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    I agree with Carol and David, to wait for the test results, so you can make a more I formed decision on how to treat him.
    I don't necessarily agree with your vet regarding not giving Salo preventative or natural supplements and treats, as yogurt, ACV, salmon oil, cranberry pills, Chondroitin, and fruits and vegetables are all natural and certainly will not hurt him, most supplements that are safe and healthy for humans are also safe for our dogs, and can prevent so many ailments and diseases. I have done a lot of reading and research regarding dog foods, nutrition, and vets, and I have found that just like our medical doctors, their education is spent mostly learning about diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases, and not very much time is spent on Nutrition, they only study a small chapter on this subject, so don't really know that much about food and nutrition. I also found out that the foods the vets sell in their offices are provided by the pet food companies, and the vets receive a kickback for selling and promoting these dog foods. The breeder I bought my 2 EB from, was feeding them Royal Canin, and he gave me two containers full of this brand along with some toys, and coupons for $ off the food, it was provided by the dog food company. I asked him if it was a good food, and he assured me it was a high quality food. When I asked my vet the same question she told me it was an excellent food, and she sells Royal Canin food in her office. I still wasn't happy with the food, due to the fillers and Corn, in the ingredients, and when I researched dog foods, that is when I found EBN and the dog food ratings, and found theat Royal Canin is rated a 3 star food, and isn't considered very good. Blossom ended up being sensitive or allergic to chicken, salmon, corn and grains, she was having diarrhea, pink skin, pink warm ears, chin rash, itchy, and licking her paws. I switched her food 4 times before trying Fromm's Beef Frittata, and they have been on this food for 14 months, and are both doing well on it.




    From your description it sounds like a UTI or stones, or a UTI that caused stones.


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    He could have stones, but there just isn't a full blockage or he could have some other problems with his anatomy that causes this, or he just could be a weird one, but in my opinion he needs more testing before we can safely put him in the weird category....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    He could have stones, but there just isn't a full blockage or he could have some other problems with his anatomy that causes this, or he just could be a weird one, but in my opinion he needs more testing before we can safely put him in the weird category....
    Saw another vet yesterday. She made a good point - his undescended testicle might have something to do with this. We're doing an ultrasound soon, see how that goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    He could have stones, but there just isn't a full blockage or he could have some other problems with his anatomy that causes this, or he just could be a weird one, but in my opinion he needs more testing before we can safely put him in the weird category....
    Ultrasound revealed a kidney stone and some sand. They took a urine sample and ordered more testing – analysis to look for an infection and culture to determine if the sand is crystal and what kind.

    Meantime, they’re recommending he drink lots of water, eat canned/wet food (more water), and I wash his water bowl with a broth of the same protein found in his food. Basically, he needs to pee lots. Apparently sometimes crystals can be pee’d out. Others, a special (medicated) diet is needed to dilute it. Worse case, when he’s neutered, they go into his bladder and take it out. He’ll be under anyway so…

    Keep in mind this opinion is preliminary. A full meal deal report from the ultrasound dude is expected soon. When that happens, I’ll be called in for chat.

    I asked if there's anything I did to cause this or could've done to prevent this. They said no, its just a result of his digestive system and thats it.

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    Thank you, great job reporting back on Salo, so worried about him
    and I bet you're relieved to have a clue and know he has issues, not
    excessive marking.
    @RiiSi...what do you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Thank you, great job reporting back on Salo, so worried about him
    and I bet you're relieved to have a clue and know he has issues, not
    excessive marking.
    @RiiSi...what do you think?
    Yes and no. I'm glad I went elsewhere for a second opinion but the last thing I want is more meds. I'm hoping for a holistic solution.

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