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Old 11-16-2014, 05:47 AM
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Question cystitis tell me more about it

Can anyone please tell me more/educate me on cystitis in dogs? All I can gather is its inflammation of the bladder causing high ph.

Jess is on urinaid for it but I am unsure on the following

*when it is diagnosed or have a flare up how long does it take fir the inflammation to settle down?
*I take it that it hurts to wee due to my experience
*long term will I have to re toilet train her? Note when stressed ir anxious she drinks more which leads to more accidents
* is there anything im not doing right?
*will the accidents stop with this condition or will they be a lifetime thing?
* test her urine regularly. Wed we upped dose of urinaid so now normal result apart from sg.

she has had to go back in crate overnight as wouldn't wake me up to go toilet middle of nights and would wake up to accidents.

I don't tell her off but say oh jessie what's happened its okay because I feel for her. She goes out 9 30/10pm latest for bedtime wee wees and normally sleep on my bed all night and holds it in till after breakfast. So worry she having accidents.

Anyone else been through this or got advice and tips for me please? Or has anyone got more knowledge about this condition?

I feel I need more knowledge to fully understand it. I thought once normal dip stick result meant she no longer have any accidents that they would stop? Am I wrong?
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I'm so sorry that Jesse is still having a problem with that! From what I'm reading (I have no first hand experience) you need to determine what is causing the Cystitis. It's usually a symptom of something and not the disease.

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A number of diseases and conditions can cause the inflammation that is called cystitis. The most common cause of cystitis in dogs is an infection caused by bacteria. Other common causes include bladder stones, tumors or polyps in the bladder, and abnormal anatomy (especially in female dogs). Some dogs will experience interstitial or "sterile cystitis", a condition that causes inflammation and associated clinical signs without any infection. You may have heard of this type of inflammatory cystitis in people.
Cystitis in Dogs | VCA Animal Hospitals

Dog Bladder Infections: Symptoms and Treatments

Cystitis in Dogs | The Drake Center For Veterinary Care

What test have y'all done to try and determine what's causing the cystitis since it keep recurring?

Once she's better she may go back to her normal potty habits, but there's a chance that she may be convinced that it hurts to potty outside and if that's happened you may have to go back to potty training 101 and teach her that it's safe to go outside, it no longer hurts, and good things (great treats) happen when she potties outside.
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Thanks rain. How long does the inflammation take to settle down though? If I take treats oit with me cor wee wee she just wants treat and wont go at all. She back in crate overnight and hasn't had any accident inside it. Very interesting. We did a urine panel and culture was normal apart from ph. Got results in a folder. She usually gets it before crystals hence urinaid treatment
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Has Dr. Mike done an ultrasound of her bladder?
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No not yet. I think we waiting to see what happens with urinaid before go down that road. i am wondering if the crystals might be coming back though.
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It might be a good idea to talk to him about it considering the info rain provided. If she's has cystitis, then there's something causing it, and an ultrasound might be able to pick that up.
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Will ask him tomorrow as dropping off avon for him. So far no known cause for it. She no infection blood or bacteria in urine. Can't feel any stones. She has big wee weesm don't see blood in it or tiny amounts.
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Thanks rain. How long does the inflammation take to settle down though? If I take treats oit with me cor wee wee she just wants treat and wont go at all. She back in crate overnight and hasn't had any accident inside it. Very interesting. We did a urine panel and culture was normal apart from ph. Got results in a folder. She usually gets it before crystals hence urinaid treatment
I'd ask Dr. Mike how long it takes the inflammation to clear up.


LOL, Smart Jessie! I'd keep some treats beside the door that you use to take her out to potty and teach her the word treat (like loading the clicker). Right when she's finished pottying I'd tell her TREAT!!! then rush back inside to get her one. Hopefully she'll quickly learn that her pottying triggers you saying treat and her getting one. Zody knows something similar, he likes to take his sweet time coming in from a walk, and sometimes I just don't want to stay out there. If it's close to dinner I'll tell him "Hungry, hungry, wanna eat!" and he knows that if we go in he gets his dinner, so he cuts the random sniffing out and hurries to get inside.
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Thanks for that advice that will work! I give her royal canin educ low calorie treats as they agree with her. She loves them as well. Do use ziwipeak ones when able to afford them they last awhile though ss easily breakable.

Yes too smart she is. Will ask mike tomorrow how long it takes to settle down the inflammation and accidents. Leaving training pads out by back door just in case. If its clear and dry gets praise and treat.
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So went to deliver the avon and mikes wife who works there just adored Jessie asking to cuddle her oooh isnt she so soft and more their dog coco was there and asked me for a cuddle so picked her up and she put her arms around my neck cuddling me. Thankfully Jessie has lost 300gm as she got to 6kg cough cough not good. now back to 5.7kg. Yesterday i measured Jessie water bowl in a jug it holds 300ml and she goes through 500ml atm which is equalivent of dr mike drinking 10 litres of water a day! his wife and i were shocked! he is worried she has this Increased Urination and Thirst in Dogs | petMD
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