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    Urinary Tract Infection?

    I think that my foster dog has a urinary tract infection. I've only had him for a week and he's been wearing a belly band most of the time because he was marking in the house.
    I've noticed a few drops of what looks like diluted blood in his belly band and when he's not wearing the band he's left a couple of drops of it on me as well.
    I've made a Vet appointment for next Tuesday to have it checked but I wanted to know if there were any ways to help keep him more comfortable until then or any things that I can change to keep it from happening again?
    Thanks for any advice
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infection?

    Since he has blood in his urine, I would suggest a vet appointment before Tuesday, he could be blocked by then...
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patt View Post
    Since he has blood in his urine, I would suggest a vet appointment before Tuesday, he could be blocked by then...
    I wish that I could get an appointment sooner but my Vet is booked until tuesday. I've been making sure that he goes out to potty every hour and has access to water at all times to keep his bladder flushed...

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    Re: Urinary Tract Infection?

    Okay then would it be possible for you to get a urine sample and take it into your vets for him to test it? This way he can get started on antibiotics if needed before Tuesday.

    Blood in urine can be caused by a UTI, stones, kidney or prostrate problems, maybe even stress. I can't imagine why your vet won't see you before Tueday. Wishing you and your foster dog the best.
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    Re: Urinary Tract Infection?

    That's a really long time to wait for a possible UTI. It will only get worse, the dog will become increasingly uncomfortable and it will be more expensive to treat by then.

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    Re: Urinary Tract Infection?

    If your vet cannot help you with this before Tuesday I would look into another vet. My parents cat had a blockage and if they had waited that long he would have been dead, no questions asked. They took him to an E-Vet which was very expensive and in the middle of the night.
    Thank you for fostering, btw. There must be another vet you can see?

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    Re: Urinary Tract Infection?

    My dog is prone to UTI's. She gets crystals in her urine, then she piddles everywhere...it just falls out of her and she licks her area a lot.

    I give her 1/2 a capsule of cranberry extract, everyday for a week. It works SO well!

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