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Uti In A Male? What Are The Symptoms?


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I think Mason may have a UTI even though it's extremely rare in boys. I found a dried pee stain on the carpet in another room, he was up every 4 hours during the night, and today, even though I was home early he peed on the driveway because he couldn't make it to his "usual" spot on the lawn. He doesn't have a temp (I checked) but he's been "off" the last few days. Nothing I can put my finger on, but just not himself. I hate to go to the vet for this but I'm thinking a urine sample might not hurt.

 

Thoughts?

 

TIA!

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iker had a bladder infection. He was "off" (even for him) and peed on my bed several times. I took him to the vet and they found blood in his urine. Through the process of elimination, which included X-rays, an ultrasound, and more urine tests, he was treated for a bladder infection. Since treatment he has been fine and hasn't had any more accidents.

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UTI's aren't that rare in boys.

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UTI's aren't that rare in boys.

:nod Definitely could be a UTI based on your description. Could be other thing as well. I would get him in for a vet visit and run a urinalysis. If you want to be thorough, run a culture too.

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You could certainly start with just taking a sample in and seeing what turns up. Not unreasonable at all although most vets won't prescribe meds without seeing the dog so depends on your vet/how long its been since his last visit if the u/a does show bacteria.

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Our boy Kowalla had a UTI and he wet his bed a few times... Which was very odd. Seemed to have a hard time holding it. 6 weeks of antibiotics and he was back to his old self.

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" I can't handle getting up every 4 hours again tonight. It's like having a newborn in the house."

 

Sounds like my 10.5 year old, but his UA came back perfect. Just adopted him in October and neither his former owners nor his 3 foster moms mentioned anything about his need to pee every 4 hours. 75% of the time his need to pee is almost like a startle response; "Oh, gotta get up and pee!". It's not like he pees a gallon and a half...............it's pretty "normal" considering his diet and water intake.

I know very little about this boy's history, but from what I have been able to piece together and then add my own guesses, his original owners lived in a planned community that did not allow fences. He was most likely only allowed to pee on his property and was walked the around perimeter of the lot on a 3 foot leash. He does not lift his leg to pee and only pees one time regardless of whether he is let out in the backyard or walked on a leash. He is not incontinent - no spots on his bed or dribbling while walking - just this need to pee at least every 4 hours prompted by exaggerated urgency.

 

Like Nikki, I am very tired. Have not had a full night's sleep since October. Any advice, experience, suggestions?

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No discoloration, very little licking.

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