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Hi I am new to the group. My 12 year old basset hound Molly has had repeated infection for 14 months m. She has had scans blood tests urine cultures all in this time butt no bad things shown.
She has now got another 3 weeks after a months course of antibiotics.
Can anyone help thanks Sally

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It may be that the correct antibiotic to hit this 'infection' hasn't yet been found/used even if you had a culture done which should have pointed to the right medication. However, and I hate to tell you this, one of our old girls, the second last of my home-breds, started this during the year before we finally discovered what was going on. No sooner was she better, but her 'UTI' started again. My then vet refused to x-ray saying scans etc. were enough. I took a second opinion from my sister's vet and he said x-ray. I also phoned my old vet back up country and she said apart from x-ray, she'd have opened her up by then.


In the end, the Senior Partner appeared on the scene (not the least, I suspect because he knew I'd been for second/third opinions), x-rayed her by which time secondaries were seen in her lungs. We had to let her go as she had no quality of life by then. I never found out, but I suspect the primary was in her bladder. It was heartbreaking to lose her like that and you can rest assured, having fired off a suitable letter to the Practice (that vet has now moved on apparently) I never set foot in there again.


I'm not saying this is what's going on with your girl BUT sadly I don't think cancer can be ruled out. Specialist in bladder problems?
 

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Thank you for reply. She has had many different strains of uti infections so had had different tablets to treat accordingly. At the moment she is on noroclav.
I have noticed she drinks alot prior to me finding any blood in her urine then it seems as soon as blood is there her drinking goes back to normal. I test her urine every day and a change happens so quick one day all good next not.
Whilst I appreciate it could be something underlying I am not prepared at 12 years old to put her through rigorius tests operations etc. She is my life it's been just us for 12 years together she is a happy dog and occasionally still has a mad moment playing and running madly around.
I love her dearly and watch her every day.
I have spent £1000's on her and work a 50 hour week to pay vet bills even with insurance but the stress for both of us would be to great to warrant invasive treatment thank you so much Sally

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I'm sorry your sweet girl is having this problem. Hope you find something to help her. She's beautiful

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