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Old March 21st, 2015, 04:11 PM
Suzanne78 Suzanne78 is offline
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Reoccurring UTI

My cockapoo puppy (8 lbs, 3mths old) appears to have reoccurring UTI's. She was on antibiotics to cure the previous infection. I've been doing research on how cranberries seem to be beneficial for this condition. I'm not too keen on giving her cranberry juice because of high sugar levels. Can I give her fresh/frozen cranberries? And if so, what is the recommended amount? I've given her 2 this afternoon to see if she would eat them and she devoured them. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old March 21st, 2015, 05:56 PM
Longblades Longblades is offline
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I cannot address your immediate problem other than to say I've read cranberry is not all that effective in stubborn cases of UTI, in dogs or people. Some say it does help though. What does your Vet say?

But, for the long term, does she have a recessed vulva? A recessed vulva can be the cause of some UTI and allowing a female pup to go through her first heat will often correct it. Sometimes a second heat is needed. Avoiding surgery is good but in the meantime pup is uncomfortable, sorry I can't help with ideas for that. Hope someone else comes along.
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Old March 21st, 2015, 08:38 PM
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You can buy cranberry juice with no sugar and you can also buy cranberries in packages for pets. I agree you should ask your vet about this they might know if this will help your cat.



I would ask your vet if being on antibiotics a lot can cause you cat to get yeast infections , this happen to a neighbor a puppy .
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Old March 21st, 2015, 11:47 PM
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You can use d-mannose, but go slow, in some dogs it can cause loose stools. But many dogs do great on it.

Your dog, however, is awfully young to have to have her on something like this long term. You might want to look at the food you're feeding - oddly enough, sometimes that can make a difference.

My girl had recurrent issues, and it turned out she had a congenital issue (remnant tissue inside causing the urine to pool), and she had to have an operation to fix it. You might want to consult a good internal medicine specialist.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 06:42 AM
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You can use d-mannose, but go slow, in some dogs it can cause loose stools. But many dogs do great on it.

Your dog, however, is awfully young to have to have her on something like this long term. You might want to look at the food you're feeding - oddly enough, sometimes that can make a difference.

My girl had recurrent issues, and it turned out she had a congenital issue (remnant tissue inside causing the urine to pool), and she had to have an operation to fix it. You might want to consult a good internal medicine specialist.
MaxaLisa, was this the recessed vulva? Some Vets do still urge surgery for a recessed vulva. But a heat (season) will often fix it on it's own.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:12 PM
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http://dogtime.com/allergies-dog.html

This some of the allergies a cockapoo has .
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:24 PM
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MaxaLisa, was this the recessed vulva? Some Vets do still urge surgery for a recessed vulva. But a heat (season) will often fix it on it's own.
Longblades, no, it wasn't recessed, which is why I didn't think there was anything weird wrong, just a persistent infection. But I guess a "sliver" of skin is somewhere inside which makes it so the urine is never completely emptied. I don't know the details exactly. With Jazz though, she tended to have high white blood cell counts, but we couldn't find the bacteria, but she had all the symptoms and it responded to cipro. Also responded to d-mannose, though she couldn't tolerate that.

I was skeptical when the internal medicine guy mention this was a possibility, mostly because it was an expensive surgery But it solved the problem.

Young dogs shouldn't have that many urinary problems, so I would look to something deeper, if the vulva isn't recessed.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:53 AM
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I think trying out the use of cranberries is a good idea, as they are known to flash out bacteria in the bladder. However, be careful not to go overboard on the use to avoid any after effects. Advice from a qualified vet should be useful.
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