Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Wales, PA
Re: Surgery for constant Vulva infections....
I have a dog (14 year old Collie) that will constantly get UTI's. Years ago, we had an ultrasound done and she has an intra-pelvic bladder. Basically, the bladder is pushed back into the pelvis and when full has no room to expand, so it leaks. She also has a short urethra and the conformation of her vulva is not normal so the urine pools in her vulva and bacteria builds up.
We keep her shaved, wipe her after she urinates and have her on prescription food for the urinary tract. These steps do help keep the UTI's under control, but she will still get them.
My husband and I are experts at collecting urine samples now!
Fritz von Liebchenwolf 10/30/2003 CGC, TT, TDI, RN
Neeka v Herzleiden Auserwhalte 8/19/2006 CGC, RN, TT, CD, TDI, IPO3
Gnash von der Zahnburg 10/21/2013