Join Date: Jan 2010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanked 31 Times in 15 Posts
4 Year old Male, Chronic UTI - Please help
I have a 4 year old male who keeps getting a UTI about every 4-6 months. I have tried the cranberry pills, switching food, etc. and nothing seems to work. He's not the best water drinker in the world so I do things to get him to drink more during the day. I think this originally started because he doesn't drink a lot so he doesn't flush his bladder enough.
He's been on Bactrim each time for 14 days which does the trick. The last time the vet took a culture and it did not show anything. He has all the classic symptoms, urgent urination, vomiting for the first few days. Once on the Bactrim he seems fine, then all is ok for a few months and back again. Usually if he has not gone out for 6 hours or more or if he hasn't drank during the day. His seem to be related to water consumption and urination.
Does anyone have any advice? He can't take amoxicillin, he's allergic.
Being on the antibiotic longer? I feel bad for him that he's going through this. I really want to get a handle on these.
Thank you, Karen