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I agree to try a different antibiotic. Clavamox is the drug of choice but it does not seem to be effective in your case.
A few other thoughts, I have a dog who has been prone to UTI's since puppy hood. Knock on wood, we seem to have them under control. You have a female pup, watch her 'pee' style. Does she get really close to the ground? Does she pee and get it done, or does she seem to have a light slow stream? Most UTI's are from the outside in which is why female dogs are more prone than male. Get some baby wipes, keep them by the door, and help her clean herself when she comes in. We have done this. I think my dog is a 'dribbler' meaning she takes her time peeing. So she is at the ground longer than most. Also keep the hair clean around the area. We have gone so far as to trim it back. Had a professional groomer friend clip it back carefully with scissors.
Also some female dogs have an (hope I get the terminology right) inverted vulva. It consists of an extra flap of skin that can also trap dirt and bacteria. My dog has this but I did not learn about it until after she was spayed. If I had known it is a simple surgical procedure they can fix at the same time, if you plan to spay.
Lastly, your pup is young so I do not recommend this without the ok from a vet. Cranberry supplement. I bought some cranberry capsules at Costco, and I drop one in my girls food AM and PM she eats it right up. Knock on wood, since we started being regular with the cranberry we have not had a UTI.
So those are some other thoughts to help prevent future UTI's. Pain in the back side I know. Good luck
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