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First UTI at 5?

I am starting to suspect Gucci may have a urinary tract infection, over the last few weeks, we've found a few small pee marks around the house (?) and in very unusual places. They are small, less than 2 inches in diameter. Nothing seems to be out of the ordinary as far as her routine going out, she is still peeing outside on schedule like always and using the pee pad upstairs at night if she's too lazy to wake me up to go outside.. And yesterday, we took her on a walk and she marked twice as much as she usually does, maybe its that bladder not empty feeling (?)

IDK, Im' not sure what to think on the small pee marks, In this economy, It'd suck to spend $ on the vet visit to be told my dog is just peeing in the house for no real reason, lol.. but I woke up this morning to the 4th little pee ring in the last 10 days and its WAY outta character for her.

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ya, I would totally take her in ... that is very odd for her...

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When Augie had his UTI, he had no other symptoms that I could discern, other than peeing more often - and not being able to make it through the night; thank goodness (so far) when he has to go other than when we usually take him out, he chooses the throw rug which is on top of tile in front of the front door, so it is easily thrown in the washer. I would take Gucci in and at least rule that out. I felt so guilty about Augie - I don't know how long his went on before I realized what was going on as he had no other symptoms. But he had crystals and blood in his urine when it was examined. Thankfully, the crystals cleared with treatment.

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UTI's are more common with females, the main symptoms is sudden peeing in the house in a dog that is house trained. I wrote a week ago about Yogi's UTI he is on his second round of pills and using prednisone for inflammation of the colon and rectum. It hurts the poor boy to poop and that was his first symptom, the second was a tucked up belly and not wanting to climb stairs, he also started doing little tiny piddles in the house, the Vet says he probably had this for a time but males often have very few symptoms. My big clue was when he stood in front of me in the kitchen squatted, whined and carried on while pooping in front of me.

Vet bills really suck..but its better to catch it early. I learned a lesson that if my dog is less active it might not be the heat. We had to do x rays, blood panels, and ultrasound, don't let it get there. Hope Gucci is better soon.

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As someone with a cat that is prone to UTI's, the initial vet visit plus diagnosis shouldn't be too expensive and the test they run is fairly quick and definitive. For me, it's <$100 and that's walking out the door with antibiotics. Not insignificant, but any weird peeing in a pet with no previous issues is likely an infection and definitely worth the vet visit.
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Never had to deal with that but I hope the little Gucci girl is ok!

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Pixie got a few until I figured out it was the sweet potato jerky. Hop Gucci feels better soon.

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Feel better soon, Gucci!

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any change in behavior like this should be a vet check.

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Yes,I would bite the bullet and take her in! I hope she is better soon.

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