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Uti? Incontinence? What?


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2 months ago or so, Tracker started requesting to be let out every night in the middle of the night to pee. We did a urinalysis which came back negative, but the vet put him on Clavamox anyway, and it cleared up right away. So 6-7 weeks go by w/o problems, and then the nighttime peeing started up again 8 days ago. Again, negative analysis; the vet put him on Baytril--it's been 8 days ago, no improvement. Then, lo and behold, when I started taking his belly band off while he was munching his breakfast this morning, I noticed he was dripping urine into the band. Not a flow, just a steady drip. Not sure he's dribbled anywhere else after that (he's outside a fair amount), but there's nothing obvious on the pads.

 

What I'm trying to figure out whether a) Baytril was perhaps not the right antibiotic for this case, and maybe the last 8 days have not been caused by bacteria at all, but rather building up to incontinence? I don't know how these things start. I guess it could also be both infection AND incontinence at the same time.

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It could be either, or something else entirely like a prostate issue or kidney (as opposed to urinary tract) infection. So, vet appt, one way or another.

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Did the vet culture the urine? An infection may not show up in the urinalysis but show up in a culture. Also, did the vet do susceptibility testing? That would show which antibiotics are effective against the bacteria, if there is in fact a bacterial infection.

 

As far as whether an ultrasound would show a problem, it depends. For example, if there's a kidney stone the ultrasound should show that.

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Did the vet culture the urine? An infection may not show up in the urinalysis but show up in a culture. Also, did the vet do susceptibility testing? That would show which antibiotics are effective against the bacteria, if there is in fact a bacterial infection.

 

As far as whether an ultrasound would show a problem, it depends. For example, if there's a kidney stone the ultrasound should show that.

 

Good question. I don't know whether his urine was cultured. I assumed it automatically was. I'll have to check. No susceptibility testing.

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