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So sorry to hear Sammi is having trouble getting over her UTI. My Augie has had two UTI's, both times after being boarded. I have a hunch he was maybe holding his urine as long as possible. His vet gave him a long-acting antibiotic injection, which made me a bit nervous after I started reading about it as it stays in their system for a long period of time. The pH of his urine was too alkaline and so he was put on a cranberry supplement which I still sprinkle on his food. Don't know if it does any good, but when I had his urine rechecked recently, his pH was in good range, so I plan on continuing that. Augie is not a big water drinker so I pour some water on his food to try to get a bit more into him that way. The vet also did an under the skin injection of fluids on his back at the time of both UTI's to get more fluid running through his system. He was also put on a prescription 'urinary diet' for a month - I don't know how different it is, but he loved it and gained a pound each time he was put on it. When we went in for the recheck urinalysis after his last UTI, she cathed him and evidently his bladder was still fairly inflamed as he came home peeing blood. I told her no more cath's. Before the next recheck, I bathed him, tied up his hair on his sides to get it out of the way, bought a pack of disposable bowls so I could slide a clean one under him when he went potty and poured it into a sterilized jelly jar in an attempt to get a clean sample and took it straight to the vet's office.
I wouldn't think the peanut butter would have any bearing, but I certainly don't know. Did your vet mention if her pH range wasn't in the proper range?
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom