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Mysterious bladder problem w/ 7 month old puppy
7 month old havanese puppy having problems after spay one month ago.
I need help trying to figure out what is going on with my puppy. She was spayed April 4th 2011 and started having accidents 3 days after spay. I automatically thought she had a uti and took her urine sample to the vet and had her urine checked. Ph bal 8.5 and she had crystals and a few white blood cells. She was put on clavamox for two weeks but still had the same problem after medication. The vet then did a urine culture which came back negative and put her on doxycycline for another 3 weeks just in the event it was a false negative and put her on a special diet to remove cystals (Hills s/d). An xray was taken and no visible stones were found. My puppy seems to be able to hold her urine between 10pm -4:30am but begins to have problems during the day. She was fine before spay so I'm totally confused as to what happened. My vet also prescribed an anti-inflammatory med for her bladder for 10 days. My vet said her bladder may need to mature some or maybe its behavioral. Her last urine sample showed no crystals but she is still having problems. I was just wondering if anyone has had a simular problem or maybe some advice to help me. The next step will be an ulta sound if things don't improve over the next couple of months. My vet has ruled out spay incontinence because she doesn't wake up in her urine and seems to know she has to go.