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Last night we left her (crated) for 2.5 hours and when we came home she had peed in her crate. VERY unusual! I took her for a walk last night and she kept squatting, like 6 times in 10 minutes and just a few drops came out each time. The initial time was a normal pee. I *thought* she was constipated and kept squatting to try to poop.

Then, today, besides following me everywhere I go...she's "leaked" at least four times. Again, VERY unusual. In addition to that, she's needing to go out to pee way more.

I can't imagine what this could be other than a UTI. Any ideas?? I'm mixing Apple Cider Vinegar in with her food to see if that helps. Some claim it's a miracle cure in two days or less. My vet isn't in on the weekend. Anything else I can do until Monday??? :(
 

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If its a UTI she needs meds asap.

peanut had one and i bought the Cranberry Tablets to give her that night until we got meds the next morning. They cannot overdose on cranberrry tablets but they can get in much pain with urinating.
AND if i'ts a UTI expect to walk your doodle alot and a few accidents may happen in the house too.

OH i held a tin pie pan under Peanut to get a sample and then poured it into a bottle to bring in to the vet to test.
 

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She's not acting like she's in any pain at all. She's also eating and drinking normally. I'm going to read that article right now. Thanks!
 

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I had felt one coming on myself two weeks ago and i was able to stop it in its tracks with homeopathy. My yorkie had similar symptoms months ago and i was able to heal her with homeopathy. Im not sure if you have utilized it however here are some remedies of course the symptoms are based on a humans but you can look at her and kinda tell how she may be feeling.


Apis mellifica -- for stinging or burning pains that tend to worsen at night and from warmth. People for whom this remedy is appropriate feel an intense urge to urinate, yet can only do so in drops
Aconitum -- for early symptoms of UTI, particularly with extremely painful urination that is often described as a hot sensation
Berberis -- for UTIs with burning or shooting pain during urination that may radiate to the pelvis or back. When not urinating, an aching sensation is present in the bladder that worsens with movement. Pains may also extend to legs and abdomen
Cantharis -- this is the most common and considered the most effective homeopathic remedy for UTI. This remedy is most appropriate for people who are restless, experience a burning sensation and decreased urine flow (despite a strong desire to urinate), and have increased sexual desire despite symptoms
Mercurius -- for burning urination and a strong urge to urinate. Symptoms worsen at night and tend to be accompanied by chills and sweating. Urine is dark and only small amounts pass. Burning sensation is often worse when the individual is not urinating
Nux vomica -- for people who have a constant urge to urinate. Pain is described as needle-like. The urge to have a bowel movement may accompany urinary urgency. Mild, temporary relief may be experienced from urination and warm baths. Symptoms may begin following ingestion of alcohol, coffee, drugs or overeating
Pulsatilla -- for bladder inflammation that begins after an individual develops a sudden chill in hot weather. This remedy is most appropriate for people with an urgent desire to urinate who may be emotional, crave attention, and dribble urine after laughing, coughing, sneezing, or being surprised
Sarsaparilla -- for women who experience severe pain at the end of urination and who, occasionally, may feel compelled to stand to urinate
Staphysagria -- for UTIs usually associated with sexual intercourse or following extreme embarrassment or humiliation, particularly from sexual abuse. This remedy is most appropriate for those who have an urgent desire to urinate and have the sensation that a single drop of urine is still present even following urination

If you do end up puttiner her on antibiotics make sure to up her probiotics LOTS as the antibiotics will not only kill "bad" bacteria but the good as well then causing future candida issues etc. probiotics will also help to boost her immune system

You can also add foods that are rich in phosphates and magnesium.

Hope this helps.

Michele
 

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Aw poor sadie...........that HURTS!! I'd get the meds asap too.
 

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If you have a large fish department in a local pet store, you can buy amoxycillin in 250 mg capsules and start her on them twice per day for the next 10 days. This is what my vet prescribes for UTI and so I've learned to just keep them on hand for the "Friday night start of symptoms". You do not need a prescription to buy "fish antibiotics".
They are the exact same as the ones your vet would prescribe, but you get 100 capsules for about $20. I know people who don't have medical insurance who use these on themselves... so they're not going to hurt a dog.
 

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I want to thank everyone for their advice. I have become an apple cider vinegar believer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whatever *was* going on with Sadie ended after just one teaspoon of it being added to her next meal. She's been fine ever since!
I also got her some cranberry tablets...the girl is on more supplements than I am!
I'm going to continue to keep an eye on her but I believe a miracle has occured LOL :lol:
 
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