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Panda got a UTI when we were camping in London Ontario, FAR from home, when I was speaking at a college there. Timing was bad. Going home was not an option. Finding an emergency vet who would see her on a Sat. morning was not easy either! But we called around, found a place that couldn't fit us in but was REALLY nice about calling OTHER places and found a place for us to take her.
We got her there about an hour before I had to speak. We explained our predicament. (including being in a different country!!!) The vet was really nice, confirmed the UTI and gave us antibiotics for her, as well as something to calm down the discomfort. (I think a doggy version of Uritstat, because it colored her urine like that) The vet mentioned that Panda was very hairy on her "lady bits" and that that sometimes led to UTI's because it held bacteria. We've been careful to keep that area closely clipped and have had no further problems. We gave her the first dose of both right there in the vet's office. Dave dropped my off at the college with my laptop, and went back to the campground.
I think he has a petty hard day with her... They basically stayed outside under the awning, so that she could pee as often as she felt like she needed to. (she really was just producing a dribble each time) By the time they picked me up in the evening, she was feeling MUCH better. We kept her on the meds, continued our trip, had a follow-up with our own vet a week later at home (the vet up there had faxed the notes to our vet) and never had another problem.
It was great to find such great vet help on the road. We've had worse trouble getting urgent human medical care on camping trips! LOL!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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