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    Unhappy Urinary Tract Infections

    Hi, I urgently need advice! I have a 5 year old English Bulldog named Bailey. She's had about 7 bladder infections in the last 4 months! We've been to two different vets who have run all types of tests on her and constantly gave her antibiotics. She gets better for a couple of days and then it starts all over again... What can I do to get my poor Baby healthy? Thanks for your help!

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    So sorry you're going through this. Since she has been to the vets so many times I'm sure that she has been tested for Cushings, diabetes, tumor, bladder stones, developmental disorder, kidney stones. Has she had any other madication exept antibiotics? Have you given her probiotics? Have you given her anything to lower her urine pH? Have they tested urine pH or asked you to monitor it?

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    We sent a urine and blood sample to the lab and found out that she's immune to a bunch of antibiotics, but she hasn't gotten any other medication. I might have to go to the vet clinic cause I don't feel like anyone knows what's wrong with her. I just want her to be properly taken care of!

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    If there is no other diagnosis with this kind of prolonged cases the antibiotic regimen should last for 30 days with additonal supplement of Refinie or Urinaid or something similar that you have available in your country. Probiotics are vital with antibiotics, double dose. Monitoring urine pH and maintaining it in this case about 6,5 can be helpful. Also too much carbs in her diet can raise the level of her urine pH which is not preferable. Vitamin C, cranberry, ammoniun Chlorid all lower urine pH and meat in her diet. If your current vets have no idea what's wrong and have only come up with short regimens of antibiotics for cure, it would be wise to seek an expert.

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    Hello...Sorry to hear about your babies UTI issues. I went through the same thing with one of my girls. The reason she was getting UTIs was because of allergies to her food, once I started her on a grain-free & no chicken food she never had another UTI, until we moved to a new town and then she was allergic to the town water. She was getting UTIs constantly for over 2 months before we figured it out. We switched her to distilled water and she has not had another UTI since. Hope this helps & good luck.

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    Agree with above - I would definitely look into the diet. What are you currently feeding?

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    Thanks for your help! We switched her to Royal Canine Urinary, that is what the vet suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baileybaby View Post
    Thanks for your help! We switched her to Royal Canine Urinary, that is what the vet suggested.
    Our girl had a Uti and needed several weeks of antibiotics.The vet also put her on Royal canine which in my opinion isn't a good food just for the fact it has chicken and a bunch of extra stuff we don't feed our bullies.Since that we wipe her after every potty break and she hasn't had another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    So sorry you're going through this. Since she has been to the vets so many times I'm sure that she has been tested for Cushings, diabetes, tumor, bladder stones, developmental disorder, kidney stones. Has she had any other madication exept antibiotics? Have you given her probiotics? Have you given her anything to lower her urine pH? Have they tested urine pH or asked you to monitor it?
    GREAT POST… my cat had continuous UTI's and we found out she was a diabetic.

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    Hi, I'm so sorry you're going through the this with Bailey. You've been given lots of great advice a ice already and I agree that if you've ruled out any medical causes and food causes then the best thing to do is preventative. We give our guys plain unsweetened yogurt on their kibble every morning for the probiotics, and to boost the immune system, I give them a cranberry pill everyday in their kibble to prevent UTI's. You can buy cranberry pills from a Health Food store or over the counter at the drugstore. Most supplements that are good for humans are also good for dogs, and they are cheaper at the drugstore than buying them from the vet. I also put Apple Cider Vinegar in their drinking water or in their kibble everyday.
    There are many health benefits to ACV such as its a natural anti inflammatory, and a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial so it kills the bad bacteria in the body, and also balances the Ph levels of the blood.
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    My cat recently had bladder problems and I have just put him on a low dose D-Mannose powder regimen (as well as changing his food). We first found out about D-Mannose from the Christopher Reeve Foundation as a family member is now severely disabled after a stroke and was constantly getting UTI's. She is on it daily and it has been an absolute life saver! It is perfectly safe for cats and dogs. The brand we use is NOW as it is pure powder and easily dissolves in a small amount of water. My cat will be on it for one week out of the month as hopefully it will be a maintenance type dose, I just add it to his food. I highly recommend you checking it out as a supplement. I am not sure what the dose for a dog would be.
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    I agree with Christie, RC will most likely keep you going to the vets rather than cure your dog, unfortunately. If it helps with the UTI issue it will bring him skin issues or something else. It's mostly rice and corn and chemistry. You're better of with a good quality grain free kibble if your not interested in raw feeding or home cooking.

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