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So while at the dog park this evening, Neyla started squatting to pee over and over. She would literally walk a few feet and squat down again. She was clearly straining and only a few drops would come out. I waited about 5-10 minutes while she continued to do this, then we went back to the car. She did it all the way to the car as well. We had to drive a bit to pick something up so we got home about an hour later, I gave her a chance to go but she didn't seem to want to and now we're back inside and she's chilling on her dog bed. She did urinate and defecate normally when I took her out right after work.

 

So right now I'm thinking she might have a UTI and I should just drop off a sample to our vet when they open tomorrow morning, but I thought I'd see if anyone is online right now who can tell me if I should be concerned about anything. I did find an accident one day last week and I thought it was her, not Zuri (no "splash") but there was really no way to tell b/c I didn't see it happen. Otherwise, she's been totally normal - although the only other time she had a UTI her only symptoms were increased water intake and one accident. I haven't noticed an increase in her water consumption though.

 

Anyway, I'm not too worried, my rational mind says UTI, but there's a little part of me that's nervous remembering her kidney problems a few years ago (she was diagnosed with acute kidney failure, but we never figured out the cause and it went away either on it's own or b/c of something we did but can't identify).

 

Basically, someone please tell me this is just a UTI and not a symptom of a greater problem! :unsure Or even better, any other ideas for why she was doing it? She wasn't marking, I'm sure of that.

 

Thanks,

Jen

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Sounds like a UTI to me.

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It's a good idea to call your vet in the morning first thing. Probably is a UTI. She must be uncomfortable if she has the urge to go so often. I don't think kidney failure just goes away. She must have had something else back then.

So call your vet :)

 

 

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Sounds like a UTI to me, but if you were at the dogpark, it could have been marking. I would take her in and have them test her urine to see for sure.

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My vet was nice enough to run the urinalysis in house this morning while I waited. No UTI. So I'm just going to keep an eye on Neyla for the rest of the weekend. She seems fine today - the vet said it's possible she had something irritating her that came out when she peed so maybe that was it. I'm not convinced yet though - only time will tell I guess. Thanks for the replies.

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