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Old 12-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Had our first experience with a urinary tract infection (and hopefully the last) Saturday morning. Could see that Daisy was straining to urinate and got her into her vet that morning. Poor little girl was miserable until late last night but has been much better today. Hoping this round of antibiotics takes care of it! I hated seeing her feel so bad. Daisy is our first female. Are they more prone to have this?
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maddie has had this twice - she's 5. I don't know if females are more prone, but I felt sorry for her when she had it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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oh sorry Daisy! well Worm had it once too and he's a boy. he left a puddle on his auntie's bed which he had never done before or since. he's good about not peeing inside so this was a clear sign to go to the vet's and sure enough, a UTI.
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UTI's were PB's nemesis as a puppy but she's since almost outgrown them. She still gets 1-2 per year & the tell tale sign is waking me in the middle of the night to go outside. Pee, pee, pee, squat, squat, squat. Poor lil thing. Antibiotics will clear it right up. In the meantime... did you know bassets like marshmallows? Better go see if she likes 'em too.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, the girls are more prone generally because their "parts" are more likely to hit the ground while they're peeing, but Bassets in general are more prone for the same reason.
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I would say they are rather prone to this, particularly the girls. Being such a low-slung breed, the girls' bits touch the ground quite often and can pick up infection. We've had this quite a lot, comparatively, over the years. If you saw a Whippet peeing, they don't get anywhere near the ground like a Basset does. Sometimes it takes a switch of antibiotic to get this sorted out - so if you don't get a response by half-way through the course, get back to the vet. Don't stop giving her the pills if you do see a good response though. She needs to finish the whole course.

Poor baby, it's not a nice thing to have (from personal experience).
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! Still watching her closely but she seems to be much better. Definitely will complete full round of antibiotics. Supposed to get in touch with her vet this week to let him know how she is doing. I just felt so helpless when I knew how miserable she was. And Daisy says "thanks PB" for the marshmallow tip! Now if we could just teach them to keep their girlie parts off the ground!
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