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Is it neurogenic in origin? And you must have meant to say 1000 mg as a Keflex dose, not
100 mg...

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Is it neurogenic in origin? And you must have meant to say 1000 mg as a Keflex dose, not
100 mg...
Yes, you are correct. I meant to say 1000mg of Keflex

I cant rule out anything else. I can only go off results to this point and that was Keflex helped

Baytril did nothing
and what now 2 Drs prescribed of Bethanolol and Phenoxybenzamine did nothing.
When we gave no Keflex to let the last 2 drugs do their thing, he became so bad I had to rush him to be catharized.

So my first Vet told me what it was. I gave my results. He told me all but Im crazy.
The Internist diagnosed the same. I told her at the start and the end that diagnosis was not it. I got a shoulder shrug and Care Credit payments

I have no where left to go with this otherwise perfect dog. I have not tried Cornell. What is at that School? I know there is something in Philadelphia with a University and veterinarians . How do I go about getting him in and is that where I need to take him?

Like everyone of you on this board, love this dog more than anything. I cant let him down.

Im getting more concerned as this time the Antibiotic doesnt work as well as it did in the past
I apologize if I sound wacky or desperate
Im concerned to the point Im scared
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Cornell has a veterinary college. A lot of veterinary colleges see special cases, it is somewhat comparable to a human teaching hospital.
I think you might have to get a referal from your vet or just give them a call and see what their policy is.

And no, you don't sound whacky. We understand your love and concern for your furry family member
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Tomorrow we go to Penn Vetinary College of Medicine in the morning. I'm looking forward to fixing Buddys issues, at the same time I'm afraid we will get a shoulder shrug like we did everywhere else. Thanks for everyone reading this thread . I firmly believe as special as Goldens are in their ways, so are the people that own them.
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Univerity of Penn Teaching hospital is the best vet I have ever been to in my life.
The Dr spent 2 hours listening to us.
Explained what it could be in detail. Didnt talk down to us or use big words. I can tell when someone pets a dog if its forced. I could tell he really liked animals.

Im going though this in the event anyone else ever has this problem
He said it could be the bladder valve like the other 2 Drs said and gave us a stronger med than before
3 days of it he was leaking in his sleep and looking days away from death.
And no better urinating

At this point the only thing that helped and the Drs said it was a coincidence was Keflex. But it wasnt working as well now.Probably had a resistance
2nd option was to run a camera in him. He is 10-11 and I didnt want to put him under anestesia if I didnt have to. Dr didnt want to give another anti biotic because he was afraid of he would be resistant to 2 antibiotics now

If I didnt do something soon I wasnt going to have a dog to get resistant to antibiotics
So I asked for whatever kind he thought best.
3 days into it there is a definite improvement and that tells us there is a infection hiding somewhere like his prostate that wont show in the urine.

I pray this is it and it works for this poor boy. Ill post more about his progress in a few days

I want to say that always listen to yourself. If you think something, it probably is and dont let anyone tell you otherwise

We had 3 Drs telling us that they would give Keflex to us because" we thought it seemed to help"
But there is no reason why is would help. We saw it help and we told them. They have drug us around in circles spending thousands to prove that it is an infection and not a bladder issue like they were so sure of. Its your dog thats sick. You know them. And you are the one that is responsible for them.
If you think something strongly, dont ever let anyone what you know for a fact isnt true.
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Thanks for the update. I am a little confused though, what exactly has worked for the past three days? Antibiotics?

About anesthesia, your dog is not too old for anesthesia as long as all his organ functions are good as in liver and kidney working well. Even if slightly elevated, dogs that age still do good and the vet knows which anesthesia to use in senior dogs.
My lab mix had surgery last year when he was 11, even with elevated liver values, he did great. He had a cancerous growth removed. He is on meds for the liver values and they are back to normal now.

Anyway, keeping my fingers crossed for your boy, good luck!
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