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Taking Sadie to the vet

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I think Sadie has a UTI, she has been up half the night wanting to go outside. When I let her out she paces the yard squatting all over the place but just peeing a dribble each time. One time I didn't let her out in time and she went on the kitchen floor and it looks like she has some blood in her urine as well. I hate to have to take her in for an after hours call on a Holiday, I'm sure they are going to charge me an arm and a leg but I can't let it go on like this until tomorrow morning for her sake and mine. I was able to get a small amount of urine to take in for a sample. A friend of mine had a dog that often got UTI's and her vet told her to follow her with a ladle and put it under her when she was going to collect a sample. So at one point she settled downed for a short nap and as soon as he woke up I took her out on the leash and once she started to squat I put the ladle under her and got a small amount to bring in for a sample. We are going to a vet I haven’t been to before, we have 3 vets in town but she was the only one taking after hour calls today. I have wanted to switch vets due to the whole mess with Maxwell and his neutering gone bad so I guess this will give me a chance to see what I think of this one.
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Poor Sadie! UTI's are NO FUN!!

I agree that it's better to get her to the vet today and get started on the antibiotics. And who knows - maybe you'll really like this guy and use him on a regular basis. Or you'll hate him and cross him off your "potential vet" list.

Lots of drool for Sadie. And the tribe says that this doesn't mean that she doesn't get a hamburger to celebrate with today!
We went through a period where I swear we were at our ER vet at least once a month for a variety of things. They have since moved to a lovely new office - funded, I'm sure, on what I paid them! That said, they are great people and it gives me a lot of peace of mind knowing I have 24/7 vet care when I need it.

Hope Sadie is feeling a lot better now!
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