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What are the tell-tale signs of a UTI in Greyhounds?

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Sometimes (with my boys), peeing in the house. Straining to get any urine out. Wanting to go out all the time but only peeing a little while there. Blood in the urine. Leaking.

 

Basically, any change in the dog's behavior related to peeing.

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Housebreaking failures are the usual first sign.

 

That's what I thought. (sigh)

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Will I be asked to bring a urine sample to the vet?

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They'll want one, yes. If you can't get it to the vet promptly, you can put it in the fridge for a couple hours. You can also wait until you get to the vet if the dog will pee there, on leash. Or the vet can do a cystocentesis (needle in the bladder); that costs more.

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They'll want one, yes. If you can't get it to the vet promptly, you can put it in the fridge for a couple hours. You can also wait until you get to the vet if the dog will pee there, on leash. Or the vet can do a cystocentesis (needle in the bladder); that costs more.

Needle in the bladder! EEEK! Sounds ghastly. I'll catch some urine before we go in for the appointment. Thanks!

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Lola (AMF Won't Forget ~ 04/29/15 -07/22/19) - My girl. I'll always love you.

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Just went through this today with my italian greyhound, Charlie. Starting peeing in the house just a "wee" little bit a few weeks ago that turned into full bladder empltying. I brought a pee nasty looking sample in and it showed sodium urate crystals. Xray done to rule out bladder stones was clear.

 

He'd also vomiting several soon after meals. Xray showed some thickening of the small intestine wall but not horribly so. He had still been able to poop but I had a concern about a partial blockage. No sign of that.

 

Vet did comment that the vomiting and bowel issues could be due to stress from the urine crystals.

 

He was started on Clamavox and we will retest urine in 3 weeks.

 

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Just went through this today with my italian greyhound, Charlie. Starting peeing in the house just a "wee" little bit a few weeks ago that turned into full bladder empltying. I brought a pee nasty looking sample in and it showed sodium urate crystals. Xray done to rule out bladder stones was clear.

 

He'd also vomiting several soon after meals. Xray showed some thickening of the small intestine wall but not horribly so. He had still been able to poop but I had a concern about a partial blockage. No sign of that.

 

Vet did comment that the vomiting and bowel issues could be due to stress from the urine crystals.

 

He was started on Clamavox and we will retest urine in 3 weeks.

Thanks, Ducky. I've suspected that Lola might have a UTI since she came home 2 months ago but chalked it up to PTSD from Wendy's illness and death. I've never had a dog that needed to pee so often. Now she has begun having accidents in the house usually right next to the door that leads to her potty area. She knows to come get me when she needs out, even during the night, so it's unusual that she'd pee in the house when I'm right there. She's also been licking her lady parts quite a bit. We'll see what the vet says.

Irene ~ Owned and Operated by Jenny (Jenny Rocks ~ 11/24/17) ~ JRo, Jenny from the Track

Lola (AMF Won't Forget ~ 04/29/15 -07/22/19) - My girl. I'll always love you.

Wendy (Lost Footing ~ 12/11/05 - 08/18/17) ~ Forever in our hearts. "I am yours, you are mine".

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Years ago I had a grey named JJ. He was the perfect boy, never once peed in the house until one day he just stood in the hall and peed a river. Took him to the vet. Major crystals in his bladder. Got drugs. Finished the drugs, Checked him again and no crystals until about three months later. Same thing, peed in the house. Back to the vet. More meds. Vet said if it kept happening he would need special (read EXPENSIVE) food. Jokingly asked the vet if cranberry juice would help. He thought about it and then said, sure, you can try it if he'll drink it. So we put about a 1/4 cup of cranberry juice on his kibble. The first few days he just looked at us like what are you giving me?? But after a while, if we ran out or forgot to put it on his food, he'd bark at us! Sooooo, long story short - never had a problem again. He got either juice or a cranberry capsule every time he ate. Might want to try the capsules. One warning, if the powder gets out of the capsule, it STAINS!!!

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Years ago I had a grey named JJ. He was the perfect boy, never once peed in the house until one day he just stood in the hall and peed a river. Took him to the vet. Major crystals in his bladder. Got drugs. Finished the drugs, Checked him again and no crystals until about three months later. Same thing, peed in the house. Back to the vet. More meds. Vet said if it kept happening he would need special (read EXPENSIVE) food. Jokingly asked the vet if cranberry juice would help. He thought about it and then said, sure, you can try it if he'll drink it. So we put about a 1/4 cup of cranberry juice on his kibble. The first few days he just looked at us like what are you giving me?? But after a while, if we ran out or forgot to put it on his food, he'd bark at us! Sooooo, long story short - never had a problem again. He got either juice or a cranberry capsule every time he ate. Might want to try the capsules. One warning, if the powder gets out of the capsule, it STAINS!!!

Halise

Thanks for the tip. :)

Irene ~ Owned and Operated by Jenny (Jenny Rocks ~ 11/24/17) ~ JRo, Jenny from the Track

Lola (AMF Won't Forget ~ 04/29/15 -07/22/19) - My girl. I'll always love you.

Wendy (Lost Footing ~ 12/11/05 - 08/18/17) ~ Forever in our hearts. "I am yours, you are mine".

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