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I adopted my dog about 3 years ago now. I was never able to get previous vet records and the family didn't tell me too much about her health. She seem healthy other than getting regular UTI's. I am at a loss. I have switched her food, I give her cranberry supplements and we have had many trips to the vet. Every visit the vet acts baffled like they don't know she has a UTI so they can run all these tests leading to a $700+ bill. Then after all that they say, "You were right, its a UTI!"

Has anyone else had this problem? What have you found to help?
 

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Some people as well as some dogs tend to suffer from frequent UTI's. Its often, but not always, a result of the bladder not completely emptying. If your Vet seems perplexed, perhaps seeing a urologist would be the next step.,
 

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I am sorry this happens to your girl, poor thing.

I would 100% be going to a different vet, or specialist. There is no reason you shouldn't be getting better advice from your vet.

Have you had her tested for issues like Cushings or diabetes? How is her weight? Obese/overweight dogs can get them more often.

You could add a probiotic to her food (I use Kefir/fermented milk). Another option is to use a safe, antibacterial wipe after she urinates to keep the area bacteria free.

Good luck!
 

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Some people as well as some dogs tend to suffer from frequent UTI's. Its often, but not always, a result of the bladder not completely emptying. If your Vet seems perplexed, perhaps seeing a urologist would be the next step.,
Thank you for this advice. I will look into this however I live in a rural area, I am honestly not sure if I will be able to find anyone in my area. Doesn't hurt to look!
 

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I am sorry this happens to your girl, poor thing.

I would 100% be going to a different vet, or specialist. There is no reason you shouldn't be getting better advice from your vet.

Have you had her tested for issues like Cushings or diabetes? How is her weight? Obese/overweight dogs can get them more often.

You could add a probiotic to her food (I use Kefir/fermented milk). Another option is to use a safe, antibacterial wipe after she urinates to keep the area bacteria free.

Good luck!
I want to say she has been checked for those things and she didn't have them but I can't say for sure. I take her for regular check ups and she is utd on all vaccines. She is a healthy weight, not overweight.

In the mean time, while I search around for a new vet/specialist, I will try an antibiotic! Thank you so much!
 

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You could google : "your old dog, a complete guide to natural & holistic dog care-Marshmellow root & how to safely use it for dogs" if you are interested in that sort of thing. It helps utis.
 
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