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Back from the Vet

October 25th 2012 3:46 pm
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Well, mom was right, she did in fact see blood on the snow yesterday when I was peeing. She got several samples from me and she took them to the vet appointment. Whereas my urine was clear just last Friday, today they found blood, and elevated nitrates and pH in all of them. That still points to an infection somewhere.

First off the vet checked my prostate. I did not like that one little bit. Oh the dogmanity of it all! Then I got sedated and had my bladder x-rayed and then I was catheterized and a sample was taken. Oh, I also had my anal glands expressed! The horror!!

Luckily the x-rayed showed that I didn't have any kidney or bladder stones, but my bladder does look swollen so I still have an infection in there. Everything else look good on the x-ray. Tee hee, even the mouse I ate this morning showed up on the x-ray! Yeah me!!

The urine sample will be sent for a culture and sensitivity and hopefully then we can get to bottom of things. It might just mean I need to be on antibiotics longer, or I need a different antibiotic all together or I might even have a fungal infection.

Tonight I start yet another round of antibiotics, but we feel we are finally getting a handle on this infection.

Barked by: Cathey U

October 25th 2012 at 5:20 pm

You got gone over good. Sure hope the vet can get this thing figured out Soon!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

October 25th 2012 at 8:56 pm

You don't suppose that mousey bit you on the bladder, do you? Nasty little thing!
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

October 25th 2012 at 9:17 pm

I sure hope you nevfur have to go through all of those things again...OMD! UGH!

Well I sure hope you will be able to get the correct medicine to help.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

October 25th 2012 at 10:41 pm

Laughed out loud at the mouse !!!

I am thinking they will do a culture and them maybe be able to target this infection with a specific antibiotic rather than a broad spectrum one.

Looks as some of the findings were good though.. now the wait again to see what is what !

Barked by: ✨ Finley ✨ (Dogster Member)

October 25th 2012 at 11:07 pm

Lotsa POTP on the way... hopin' ya feel better soon.....
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

October 25th 2012 at 11:13 pm

Sending POTP to you!
Barked by: ♥Rain (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 2:22 am

POtP to you handsome boy! Sounds like you are getting to the bottom of things & hopefully have it all figured out soon!
Barked by: Doo - My Sweet Angel (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 2:34 am

POP to you Buddy! Dang I hate when they can't find what the problem is. (can't find out why I've been limping for almost a year now either! BOO) Hope the antibiotics work this time for you to get you better FAST! :)
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 5:09 am


The mouse showed up in the x-ray--that's funny.

You sure got a good pokin'. You're a good boy, Buddy.

I hope this round clears everything up once and for all.
Barked by: Hamish McDuff (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 6:25 am

My goodness they sure did a lot of things to you! I hope they figure it out soon and you are all better. BOL, mouse on the Xray.
Barked by: Angel Annie (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 10:00 am


Wishing you the best that all turns out well, especially after that vet visit!

Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hope you get better soon.
Barked by: Charlie (Dogster Member)

October 26th 2012 at 9:51 pm

That last post should have been from me.
Barked by: Winston (Dogster Member)

October 27th 2012 at 5:31 am

Buddy, my kitty sisfur Duffy has recurring bladder infections and he has to eat a special food. As long as mom buys him this special food he's good. Maybe you'll get to eat a special food too!
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

October 28th 2012 at 3:24 pm

We are praying you'll lick this quickly,Buddy Boy!
Did you really eat a mouse??????????????????????
I've caught a few but I never had the chance to taste it....
Is it cold up there? cold here and flurries with no sunshine..
hugs and kisses,mazy
Barked by: BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl * (Dogster Member)

October 29th 2012 at 7:02 am

OH BUDDY .. you really had an ordeal ... we sure hope this infection clears soon !! us pups near stop worrying moms !




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