|08-31-2013 10:37 AM|
Jax is right about the culture and KJ is right about the pro-biotic.
Use a pro-biotic whenever an antibiotic (which kills the good bacteria) is used to aide the gut or other problems could creep in! Pro-biotics are also a good thing to use everyday for gut health!
Here are some natural alternatives.
Herbal: UTI-Clear?- Natural Remedy for Urinary Tract Infections in Adults
Chinese herbal: Only Natural Pet Chinese Herbal Blends Bladder for Dogs Cats
This is a homeopathic: Given once weekly for 6 to 8 weeks, then 1 tablet 2 times per month for prevention or reduced concurrences. This need to be in "tablet" form instead of "pellet" form to be dissolved in dogs mouth. Give in a clean mouth, which means no food or water 20-30 minutes before or after dosing.
If you want more info on the natural approach feel free to pm me to ask questions.
Hope this helps!
|08-31-2013 12:30 AM|
Did the vet do a culture to ensure the correct antibiotic is being used? Jax had a recurring infection, they cultured an kept her on an antibiotic for 30 days. UTI's are common in puppies.
If a culture has not been done then insist on it and discuss a longer course of antibiotics.
|08-31-2013 12:22 AM|
|kjdreyer||Hi, my puppy had two bladder infections in a row, or perhaps one that wasn't completely knocked out the first time, I'm not sure. The second round of antibiotics was Clavamox for 14 days, and probiotics with every feeding. Luckily, she hasn't had any further problems since then. Hopefully your dog won't have chronic issues, either, and I think it's not uncommon for females especially to have a UTI or two, unfortunately. In the meantime, just taking her out as frequently as possible and throwing a party every time she wees is probably all you can do about housetraining, because she just won't be able to hold it, poor thing. I did use puppy pads in the exercise pen, which at least gave her one place she could go and made clean-up easy. After round 2 of the meds, the housetraining was a piece of cake. If I were you, I wouldn't worry too much about it being chronic, she will probably be fine shortly! Good luck!|
|08-30-2013 10:22 PM|
HELP - My 15 week old puppy has 2nd bladder infection (cystitis)
I am new to this forum. My puppy, Zoey is a 15 week old GSD. I brought her home at 10 weeks and immediately she displayed issues when urinating. She was drinking lots of water and only urinating very little when taking outside as if she was not emptying her bladder. Took her to the vet and determined she had a UTI. Put on first round of antibiotics for 10 days. She seemed to improve after a few days on the meds but so hard to determine as she is a puppy and potty training. Well, a few days after antibiotics stopped she was peeing all over the house and when going outside, only urinating very little. I took a sample back to the vet and sure enough she has another infection. The vet told me that she most likely has cystitis which means she can have these re-occurring infections up until her first period.
Has anyone had this issue with their pups? Any advice? I am so worried about her. I am also worried that it may be something even worse.
How do you potty train a puppy that has bladder infections? I would have to sit outside with her 24/7.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.