I have a 12 week old, female German Shepherd whose had chronic UTIs since we brought her home at 8 weeks old.
The initial vet visit had her on antibiotics for 7 days. The UTI relapsed 2 days after finishing.
The second visit had her on antibiotics for 14 days, plus a urine culture. The UTI again relapsed 2 days after finishing. The urine culture indicated it was E-coli related and the prescribed antibiotic (amoxcilin) was sufficient for the bacteria.
I just took her for a third visit and again she is on antibiotics to tide her over. A vagina/vulva swab is being cultured. I'm worried that the swab is going to be similar to the urine culture and that ~2 days after finishing her antibiotics, the symptoms will come back again. An ultrasound/xray is a bit costly at the time being.
When she has the UTI symptoms start, i notice her vulva is inflamed, and has a bit of a rash like look.
I am now giving her D Mannose supplements with her food twice a day.
Anyone have had something similar? I've heard dogs with an "inverted vulva" tend to have issues down there. How can I definitely tell if it's an issue? I suspect it is. Does anyone in WA, south of the river, know of any vets who are familiar with an inverted vulva?
I am a bit stressed as she can't take her second vaccination due to the antibiotics.