Hi guys, I posted a couple weeks ago about my Frankie having some problems with inappropriate elimination. At that time my vet was pretty convinced it was mostly behavioral, with a SLIGHT chance of bladder infection. Since he got his shot of antibiotics, he was doing fantastic, no accidents at all. We made the decision to get a 2nd litter box and change his food to Purina One Urinary Track Formula (Purina might not be *THE BEST* but it's the only brand they had in Petsmart for Urinary heath and lowering pH). So things had been going good. Then, about two days ago, it got WAY worse. He started urinating EVERYWHERE. On the floor, in my dogs crate, in my bed, on chairs, ON MY KITCHEN COUNTER! I didn't think too much of it until yesterday when all of his puddles had a pretty good amount of blood in them. I'd clean up his pee all day long if I thought it was behavioral, but somehow I wasn't convinced that's what it was.
I called the vet back and made an appointment for today to come in. So this morning we went back and had him looked at again. Poor baby peed in his carrier on the way over. This time I requested X-rays to rule out kidney stones or crystals in his bladder although she thought it was just a bladder infection. So after a urine sample and an X-ray the vet concluded that there was no sugar in his urine so she ruled out diabetes, no stones or crystals, and his urine's pH was still generally low (around 7 I think was the number?) So she thought that there was a lot of inflammation in his bladder along with a bladder infection. He got another concentrated shot of antibiotics, and he'll go back in two weeks and get another one, then two weeks after that we will followup and have him checked out again. So far so good since we've been home, although it takes 24 hours for the antibiotics to get their full effect, he hasn't been straining to pee on my kitchen counter yet.
And here he is at the vets office