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My puppy Benji, a male 4-month golden puppy, is having a 4th time UTI. I am sooo tired and frustrated. We've visited our vet several times. Everytime he was given a period of antibiotics. When he was on antibiotics, it looked it was solved. However, several days after the course was over, the UTI just went back. Every single time. Did additional urine culture after his antibiotics for his 2nd UTI and it came back clean. A few days later, he had the 3rd UTI. We've also done the ultrasound and there was nothing wrong and no stone was found. Now is the 4th UTI. What could go wrong? Also have been giving him daily cranberry supplement.
 

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I would ask for a longer round of antibiotics and also start wiping him after he potties
 

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21 days should have been enough. You can ask that it is sent to a lab for bacterial growth
Urinalysis has been done every single time he had UTI and it was always the same bacteria. Urine culture was also done for his first two UTIs. I am truly frustrated.
 

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At this time I would wipe his sheath area clean a couple times a day and try to increase his water intake.
See if your vet would consider a specialist.

I have had this kind of problem as a human. It isnt fun
 

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Also, not to worry you but vet should probably start looking @ other things- like ectopic ureter or something along those lines. It's unusual for males to get UTIs. I'd also send the urine for sensitivity as well as culture. Obviously the abx are not the right ones if 10-14 days aren't doing the job. If he has ectopic ureters, otoh, he will continue to get UTIs.
 

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Did he get the same antibiotics each time? May not be the right one.
The urine culture showed the antibiotics should be working. I just don't why he keeps having it. "Cause we did another urinalysis after his round of antibiotics for his 2nd UTI and it came back clean.
 

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Also, not to worry you but vet should probably start looking @ other things- like ectopic ureter or something along those lines. It's unusual for males to get UTIs. I'd also send the urine for sensitivity as well as culture. Obviously the abx are not the right ones if 10-14 days aren't doing the job. If he has ectopic ureters, otoh, he will continue to get UTIs.
Sensitivity and urine culture has been done to check if the antibiotics are the correct one. Wouldn't ultrasound show if there are ectopic ureters?
 

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Our male had something similar. VERY FRUSTRATING!! We switched to a different antibotic and it finally cured it.
 

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Good to hear that. I will ask my vet.
I'm not good at saving 'meds' only paperwork. The only one I found was for cephalxin 500 mg ( he was 6 mos 54# at this time) with another urinalysis after that in a week. I don't have anymore vet visits regarding a UTI after that so maybe that was the one that did the trick for us at least.
 

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Sensitivity and urine culture has been done to check if the antibiotics are the correct one. Wouldn't ultrasound show if there are ectopic ureters?
Maybe - it depends on whether the ureters are dilated or not.
It just isn't normal for a male puppy (or a female for that matter but it's more common in girls) to have 4 UTIs in such a short time.
If sensitivity was done, the abx should be working.
 

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I would ask them to check for an ectopic ureter, not common in male dogs but does occur, quite common in some UK lines. Annef
 

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My puppy Benji, a male 4-month golden puppy, is having a 4th time UTI. I am sooo tired and frustrated. We've visited our vet several times. Everytime he was given a period of antibiotics. When he was on antibiotics, it looked it was solved. However, several days after the course was over, the UTI just went back. Every single time. Did additional urine culture after his antibiotics for his 2nd UTI and it came back clean. A few days later, he had the 3rd UTI. We've also done the ultrasound and there was nothing wrong and no stone was found. Now is the 4th UTI. What could go wrong? Also have been giving him daily cranberry supplement.

Hi! Our male puppy has a very bad UTI that went to his kidneys. They think he may have gotten it before we even brought him home. He showed no signs of UTI but poor appetite and starting to throw up. They did blood work, UTI culture, and ultrasound. The blood work and ultrasound showed it had gone to his kidneys. He was on 2 medications for 6 weeks. The ultrasound showed his kidneys looking formal? Did they check his blood work? Are they putting him on the same medication each time? I am sure if they did an ultrasound they would have seen any abnormal kidneys functioning so chances are it is not that. I hope he is feeling better!
 

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My puppy Benji, a male 4-month golden puppy, is having a 4th time UTI. I am sooo tired and frustrated. We've visited our vet several times. Everytime he was given a period of antibiotics. When he was on antibiotics, it looked it was solved. However, several days after the course was over, the UTI just went back. Every single time. Did additional urine culture after his antibiotics for his 2nd UTI and it came back clean. A few days later, he had the 3rd UTI. We've also done the ultrasound and there was nothing wrong and no stone was found. Now is the 4th UTI. What could go wrong? Also have been giving him daily cranberry supplement.
My baby had to have a more invasive test by taking samples directly from the bladder which showed a different bace
My puppy Benji, a male 4-month golden puppy, is having a 4th time UTI. I am sooo tired and frustrated. We've visited our vet several times. Everytime he was given a period of antibiotics. When he was on antibiotics, it looked it was solved. However, several days after the course was over, the UTI just went back. Every single time. Did additional urine culture after his antibiotics for his 2nd UTI and it came back clean. A few days later, he had the 3rd UTI. We've also done the ultrasound and there was nothing wrong and no stone was found. Now is the 4th UTI. What could go wrong? Also have been giving him daily cranberry supplement.
my baby needed a more extensive test done where they took samples directly from the bladder where they found a different bacteria. She took new medicine and haven’t had a problem since.
 

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Our puppy only came home with us a week ago. When we picked him up, the breeder mentioned something about UTIs that I’ll pass along in case it helps you. She said that when we clip his nails and trim the fur between his paw pads every week, we should also snip off the long hairs that extend from his penis. No need to trim so close that you’d worry about being that close. Maybe half an inch. She said the hairs will continue to grow, and if they drag on the ground when he pees, he could get a UTI. Maybe that’s what’s happening with your little guy. I hope it’s an easy fix like that. Good luck!
 
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