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Old 01-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #11
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She looks so pretty, Tammy. Nothing like a bath to make a girl feel better. Really hope you get good reports from the doctor and that she is soon 100%. My guys need baths too.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:44 AM   #12
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thanks Linda! same to you! How'd it go with Augie today?
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thanks Linda! same to you! How'd it go with Augie today?
Until Friday, I would have said we were making good progress. After the vet visit, it has been downhill. I wish I had not allowed the cath. He was hurt somehow when they inserted that. He started having to go more often again, and is not holding it all night again. I took him out at midnight last night and my husband takes them out at 6 a.m. He said Augie went out about 20 feet, stopped and would not go further. So he came in and checked and Augie had peed on the throw rug. I should have set myself an alarm for 3 a.m. Last night I just happened to sleep from 1 to 6 - doesn't happen often. When I went to pick him up, he wimpered and is quivering. He ate last night. Still not drinking much. Sounds somewhat like Tillie.
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She is such a beautiful girl!
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Until Friday, I would have said we were making good progress. After the vet visit, it has been downhill. I wish I had not allowed the cath. He was hurt somehow when they inserted that. He started having to go more often again, and is not holding it all night again. I took him out at midnight last night and my husband takes them out at 6 a.m. He said Augie went out about 20 feet, stopped and would not go further. So he came in and checked and Augie had peed on the throw rug. I should have set myself an alarm for 3 a.m. Last night I just happened to sleep from 1 to 6 - doesn't happen often. When I went to pick him up, he wimpered and is quivering. He ate last night. Still not drinking much. Sounds somewhat like Tillie.
Linda, I don't know if this is possible with dogs, but you might ask the vet about it... We had a cat that got UTI's frequently. The way they got urine samples from her (mostly to avoid dismemberment, I think!) was by needle aspirate. It sounds awful, but she didn't seem to mind anywhere near as much as a cath, and it was over very quickly.
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Karen ~ that's the way my vet does it (needle into the bladder) IF they can't get the dog to pee.

Linda, I am so very sorry, know that we are struggling right along with you. ((((HUGS))))
Tillie seems mostly fine except for she is still not drinking. I am adding a good amount of water to her food and that is getting her through, but it's the oddest thing. WHY don't they DRINK when they are struggling like this?? odd.
Anywho, I am begining to worry and research incontinence as Tillie has wet her CRATE (no where else) 3 nights in a row now....?????? so very strange.
I leave the door to her crate OPEN. Her bed is no more than a foot away from my bed, she has never cried, tried to wake me up, nothing... which is why I am wondering about incontinence. I know if she KNEW she HAD to pee she would at the very least whine and whimper.? weird.
I'll be calling her vet to schedule her following up appt in the morning, hopefully he'll be able to see her sometime this week.

I am also starting to consider moving her crate into the kitchen (with tile floors) and set the x-pen around it AND giving her a pee pad, she's never used pee pads before, never had ANY interest. But it seems to me that she may NEED them now and might be more likely to use it. Goodness knows I can soak up the PEE in her crate to get the smell on it. sigh. I wonder how she would do... she has ALWAYS slept in her crate in our closet area... don't want to cause her more trauma or feeling like I am 'sending her away' ... you know??? sigh.
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I know what you mean, Tammy. They probably already don't feel good about going in places that aren't appropriate, so we sure don't want to make them feel worse about it. But I would want her crate on a hard surface too, where it is easily cleaned.

Jack had told me that Augie peed on the throw rug last night or early morning. He did not tell me that Augie peed the amount of water a bathtub would hold! Holy moly. Thank goodness it was not on carpet. Augie is acting today the same way he acted the last Parvo shot. Wimpered when I tried to move him and sits in a little hump. He is not feeling good. His nose is wet and cold. I gave him a small dish of the new food, mixed with a few kibbles and water. He cleaned that up. And I think all the pee was probably the subcutaneous fluid they put in him, as I no longer feel that on his back. Hopefully, he is rinsed out.

Karen, that does sound barbaric, but if it would cause less trauma, I would prefer that. But the vet mentioned trying to get a clean catch in a cup next time. May have to trim some hair just to find his business! He is one hairy little guy. He is such a good dog, that it breaks my heart to see him not feeling well.
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She is such a pretty girl! You are doing a great job!
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She is such a pretty girl! You are doing a great job!
thanks so much! I am seeing SO much of my old Tillie. It's great! Looking forward to getting her into the vet this week and figuring out what the heck is going ON with her pee'ing in her crate!! sigh.
But so glad she is feeling SO much better!! I've missed her!
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Jack had told me that Augie peed on the throw rug last night or early morning. He did not tell me that Augie peed the amount of water a bathtub would hold! Holy moly. Thank goodness it was not on carpet.
When my Hav got a UTI, the first obvious sign was when he peed a gigantic puddle while laying down on the couch right next to me AFTER we had gone on a 45 min walk (which he appeared to be quite happy about going on). I think what happened was that it hurt to pee so he didn't, but then he had to go so badly when he finally did, he emptied his entire bladder - maybe while asleep. Poor guy. I took him out afterwards and he tried to pee every 5 feet. Vet in the AM and antibiotics seemed to be enough. It's horrible your pup's infections don't seem to be cleared up yet!

I feel terrible I didn't notice sooner, but on the walk he made a few dribbles or attempted to on vertical surfaces. There was so little daylight here, most of his pees were in dim light or the dark so I wasn't inspecting the amount. He wasn't wrestling with the cat quite so much, but still some.
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