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Urinary tract infection

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Abby is now 6 1/2 months old and has another urinary tract infection, the third one since we got her at 9 weeks.

 

Has anyone on here had experience with a young dog and numerous infections.

Did they eventually grow out of it.

Was there something physically wrong or any underlying medical issues.

What preventative measures did you take.

 

We are seeing the vet in the next hour so I’m not avoiding vet treatment just looking for information, the only experience I have personally had with this was my old poodle and she had a stump pyrometer which was causing all the problem.

 

 

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Tassie   

Poor pupper.  Not personally, but a few friends have.  In at least a couple of cases there were physical anatomical problems which had to be corrected by surgery .. probably best done by a specialist vet surgeon.

Hope you have a good consult with your vet.   Sorry I don't have more details that cold inform questions to ask your vet.

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Thankyou we saw a different vet today, she was very thorough and has found it is an anatomical issue.

Her vulva is turning inward creating pockets and the hair that should be growing on the outside is on the inside.

We are seeing the senior vet next week for an assessment to decide how long we wait to see if it corrects itself and if it doesn’t what we do in terms of surgery etc.

 

 

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Rebanne   

I have heard to let the bitch have a season before doing anything, that inverted vulva's can self correct. In the mean time it's up to the humans to keep the area clean and dry.

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If that’s what the vet advises that’s what we’ll do.

She is kept as clean and dry as possible but being a bearded collie (so obviously very hairy) and hair growing on the inside of the vulva it’s almost impossible to prevent infection.

I was told she is likely to need antibiotics on and off until it either corrects itself or she has surgery.

 

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Poor baby - sounds the same only different as lambs when they have turned in eylids - so the pain is severe with the eye-lashes rubbing on the "inside" as well as infection usually being part of the deal.  Lambs often relatively easily fixed with anti-biotics, pain relief when appropriate, eye ointment and sometimes very minor surgery to correct.  Treatment is sometimes an antibiotic injection into the eyelid, this makes it puff up a fraction, enough to correct it outwards.  Hope the vet will fix Abby's issue with least difficulty and best outcome.  

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The vet has suggested to let her have a season before we desex her and hopefully that will correct the problem if not he can do the surgery at the same time as desexing her.

 

We switched off Earthborn a little while ago we are using Canidae dry, nature’s gift tinned, 4 legs and raw meaty bones.

He doesn’t want to put her on a urinary diet at this stage because he’s concerned it could affect her development.

 

I have bought the dipsticks to test her urine at home so I will be doing that weekly (or if I notice any symptoms) and she will be straight on antibiotics.

He also suggested washing the area every couple of days with Malaseb to try and keep the bacteria down.

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Boronia   

Give her some cranberry powder as well rascal, I put a little powder in Zara's food each time (she is prone to struvite crystals) I buy the capsules and each capsule lasts around 5 days so that's 10 doses per capsule. I just cut the capsule end off and sprinkle. It may help and will not do any harm anyway.

Also give her segments of oranges if she'll eat them, otherwise some vit C powder

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5 hours ago, Boronia said:

Give her some cranberry powder as well rascal, I put a little powder in Zara's food each time (she is prone to struvite crystals) I buy the capsules and each capsule lasts around 5 days so that's 10 doses per capsule. I just cut the capsule end off and sprinkle. It may help and will not do any harm anyway.

Also give her segments of oranges if she'll eat them, otherwise some vit C powder

Thanks I’ll give that a try.

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16 minutes ago, Rascalmyshadow said:

Thanks I’ll give that a try.

Cranberry gets a vote from me as well :)
if you can ..buy a large bottle of colloidal silver ..and use that to rinse the area :) it is anti-microbial ..no sting/no toxicity .. can be done several times a day ..just a wipe :) Much kinder than malaseb , IMO . I use Colloidal silver for all sorts of things here !Animal and human .

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@persephone I have never heard of  liquid silver being a health wash,    isn't  silver toxic?     what else do you use this for,   I will have to investigate :confused:  

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4 hours ago, PANDI-GIRL said:

@persephone I have never heard of  liquid silver being a health wash,    isn't  silver toxic?     what else do you use this for,   I will have to investigate :confused:  

I use it for cat abscesses, mouthwashes, wound cleaning,fungal infections, skin infections, gum /throat infections in humans and animals .Have used it for mastitis in a goat,burns on humans.....  

Silver, like a lot of things, can cause problems if taken internally to excess. Some people drink litres of it !!

 

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9 hours ago, persephone said:

Cranberry gets a vote from me as well :)
if you can ..buy a large bottle of colloidal silver ..and use that to rinse the area :) it is anti-microbial ..no sting/no toxicity .. can be done several times a day ..just a wipe :) Much kinder than malaseb , IMO . I use Colloidal silver for all sorts of things here !Animal and human .

An old friend that was a dog trainer swore by colloidal silver, she used to use it for all sorts of things especially for her dogs.

Where would I buy it? 

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1 minute ago, Rascalmyshadow said:

An old friend that was a dog trainer swore by colloidal silver, she used to use it for all sorts of things especially for her dogs.

Where would I buy it? 

Health food shops :) do a bit of research first ...there are some which are better value than others..and some which are more 'potent' .... 

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9 hours ago, Rascalmyshadow said:

Ok thanks we have a good local health food shop.

Is it used straight or do you mix it with water.

no ..it is just used as is ..do not dilute , as the solution is ultra fine particles of silver in water .... at certain concentrations , which is why some are 'better' than others ..
look for how many ppm ...parts per million , the solution contains . 
also ..this may help answer questions. 
having seen it work ..I will recommend it  :) When something will work on a stinky cat abscess.. it's OK in my book! The absolute beauty of it IS that there's no sting or smell /anything..and if cat/dog licks it off..there's no problems ( a LOT needs to be ingested to cause problems) 

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I don't use it, but do have friends who do - and for quite everything, people and all animals.  Especially poultry, they say colloidal silver is better than giving them antibiotics for all the usual chook infections.  Don't know why I'm hesitant, just the feeling that heavy metals are not good unless under professional advice.  (As if the mainstream treatments have never caused any massive problems, reactions etc).

 

Not hijacking thread Rascal, but @persephone can you recall how you treated for mastitis, method, quantity, time-period, how bad it had been, results, all that.

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2 hours ago, PossumCorner said:

can you recall how you treated for mastitis, method, quantity, time-period, how bad it had been, results, all that.

Not really ... it was only for a few days in my goat ... I rubbed it on the skin ..and gave her 40 or so ml per mouth  a couple times a day . Tried to squirt some up into the teat ...but...no go ..this goat had never been milked or anything! She was so swollen she could hardly move one leg ..and was very sore ..losing interest in some foods .......yet after a few days she was SO much better .

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