Lucy has a UTI

Lucy Camping

Ugh… got back from the vet for Lucy. Angel came with for the ride. Lucy didn’t get any treats at the vet… she throws them up if she does. I feel bad for her because she soooo loves the treats they have at the vet. My poor Lucy girl. The Megaesohagus is such a pain.

They tested her urine and yup, she has a bad bladder infection! I wish we would have taken her in sooner! Usually it’s my husband that insists on taking the dogs in and I say wait. But this time I wanted to take her in.  She’s on Baytril for 21 days. And they want to test her again 2 days before she’s done with the antibiotics. The vet said she has a lot of rods, and not many round cells in the bacteria… though I’m not sure what that means, I guess it means it’s a pretty bad infection. My poor girl.

She got in the house and drank a bunch, so I put her in her chair for 6 minutes. Then she just went upstairs and had another big drink. I hope the meds help her soon! Bladder infections are just awful! We got some ground beef from the grocery store and I cooked it up, put it in the blender with some water and a pill, and let her drink it in her chair.

Hopefully the pills will kick in quickly and she won’t be in pain.  If this doesn’t stop her incontenence, then we will probably look into meds for that, too. My poor baby girl.  The above picture is from a camping trip we went to in April of 2005.  Isn’t she a sweetie?

6 thoughts on “Lucy has a UTI”

    1. Hi Lindsay! Yeah she will start getting better now. She’s a good girl I hate to think she’s having pain when she urinates, that is so awful!

  1. Aww.that’s a bummer. I know when my cats get UTI’s it’s from not enough fluids, and then they get real weird about where they urinate. usually outside the box, then I have to go looking for it. Not to mention the cost of Antibiotics.
    .-= Larry C.´s last blog ..Getting cat urine out of carpet areas. =-.

  2. Our girl Bischon Poppy was drinking like crazy and we assumed due to the mini rivers all over the kitchen floor she had just got a simple UTI but then we also noticed she was swelling some what.

    Any way just imagine our suprise when we found that she had something called Cushings (an endocrine imblance).So my view is if you see something out of the ordinary with your pet treat it as you would if it was yourself and get it to the Vet quick smart.

    The good news is Poppy is now on something called Vetoryl and the prognosis is good and no more drinking like her life depended on it and she pee’s outside unless it’s raining when she hangs on for dear life.
    .-= Erica´s last blog ..Urge Incontinence Treatment =-.

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