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Old 02-15-2016, 08:07 PM
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Puppy UTI and medical cost advice

Hello,

So we got a puppy about a month ago, she is currently 3 months old. We've had some issues house training her, we werecommend still having 1-2 accidents per day up until 2 days ago. All of a sudden she is having 5+ accidents, peeing while walking, peeing every 5-15 min. She doesn't drink a whole lot of water, but pees a large amount frequently. I am pretty sure she has a UTI but I wasn't able to get a hold of the vet today, I will try again tommorow.

For right now, does any one have any thoughts on how to keep her from urinating everywhere? We have an x pen that she stays in but will walk around in there and pee. She eats puppy pads and we cannot take her out every 15 minutes due to our schedules... also, I feel that if she pees in her crate so and is sitting it is should bathe her, but her skin is already so dry and full of dandruff I don't want to hurt her, but I don't want her coat full of urine either. .. thoughts?

Also, my fiance is feeling very discouraged with the medical problems we have had with her. Previously she had 2 types of worms, mites, and a major food sensitivity. We have paid over $800 in vet visits and medications to treat and now she has a questionable uti (but definitly an issue). He thinks we might have to rehome her... he thinks we might have to sink all our savings for our wedding into her. I'm willing to do what it takes but it is worrying me how much I will end up paying for everything. .. any thoughts?
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:18 AM
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I'm not sure about the cost of the vet since vet prices vary region to region,

I'd not use the crate until you get her medical issue worked out, if she keeps having accidents in it and is forced to stay in them till you get back to release her it'll ruin all sense of cleanliness in her and ruin the crate for housetraining purposes, both of those make housetraining that much harder.

I think what I'd end up doing is getting a cheap piece of linoleum and set up the exercise pen on it, I'd then put the puppy pads, or cheap towels, along the outside edges of the linoleum to catch any over flow. Hopefully doing that would prevent the accidents from ruining my good floor, and the linoleum would be easily cleanable with a good enzyme cleaner and could be discarded when the puppy was housetrained, or the UTI cleared up.

You could try puppy diapers for when she runs around the house, itd catch any leaks, but you do have to change them frequently and you'd still have the issue of keeping her fur clean. This shampoo
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can be used as needed and should not dry out her skin, in fact it's recommended for dogs with dry skin, or ones that need frequent baths. If your puppy has longer fur there's also a conditioner you could get.
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Vet cost vary from place to place and vet to vet. I'm dealing with a UTI in my basset. I just spent over $200 at the vet, but with in days he was doing better. Normal course of action is normally a urinalysis to see if and what type of bacteria you are dealing with and antibiotics.

For dealing with the dribbling or excessive peeing you can temporarily use dog diapers. But they have to be changed often and make sure there is no urine one your dog.

If you don't mind me asking where did you get your puppy from? Poor breeding can lead to a life of health issues. I believe that there are ways to minimize some problems, like a healthy diet and minimal use of chemicals on the dog.
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