NorthfieldNick Posted January 29, 2009 Report Share Posted January 29, 2009 Lu, my 8-ish yr old GSD mutt, has a recurring UTI. It started in October, and she's seen the vet once a month for it since then. The vet did a sterile culture, checked for stones & crystals- there were none. The culture showed that the infection was responsive to the antibiotic (Zenaquin). Lu is allergic to penicillin & pen-class drugs, so treatment with those are out. I've had her on cranberry pills for the past month or so, as well. The infection seems to clear up on the antibiotics, but it reappears 4-5 days after the last dose. I can tell it's back by the blood in her urine. She is on Proin for older-spayed-female incontinence. She WAS incontinent before the infection, and that has gone away. This is a dog who asks to go out to vomit, so I know something was up- she HATES to pee, etc in the house. Lu seems to be fine otherwise. After the last round of antibiotics, she has had more energy and has been more willing to run around with Nick. She's back to being her usual pushy, snarky, grumbly self (no, she's not exactly a model citizen). I have been having a little trouble with her weight. Normally, I have to watch Lu because she gets pudgy easily. Lately, I've had to increase her food to keep her at a good weight. She's lean, but in shape and toned. We're headed back to the vet on Friday. Same practice, but we're seeing a different vet. I'm going to talk to her about other approaches, and if I'm not satisfied, I'm going to get a second opinion. I love the practice I use, but this is driving me nuts! Any ideas? Could this be food related? Lu is the world's most allergy-ridden dog (or at least in the top 10). She's been eating about half CA Natural Chicken & Rice and half raw for about a year with seemingly no trouble. She is allergic (as in, actually vet-tested allergic) to: beef, pork, soy, eggs, dairy, potato which cuts out a lot of kibble brands. Any suggestions anyone can offer would be appreciated. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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