Archive for the ‘Kidney and Urinary’ Category
I have a 3 year old female yorkie and she has always had a problem urinating when company comes and talks to or pets her. It seems to have gotten much worse lately to the point where when company comes around we have to put her in her pet taxi. Is there anything that can be done about this? I have done lots of research but nothing has helped!
Hello Pet Vet,
Our 5 year old cat started urinating on the rug after our older cat (who passed away) urinated once on the rug. Our 5 year old cat (named Gitsie) has been urinating on the rugs ever since. We actually got new rugs in the area and sealed the wood underneath before the new rugs came. We have had to have the new rugs cleaned twice and have laid tin foil along the perimeter of the rooms. That is where she urinates. She never did this before and the vet suggested putting her on Prozac? IS this common or do you have any suggestions for us? I love Gitsie and just do not know what to do. I cannot afford new carpets again. Thanks so much! Patty Snyder
Good Morning Dr. Gaylord, I am a very big fan of your show here in Canada and hope that you can help us. My Mom has a 5 yr. spayed female Havanese who is pee pad trained, as she lives in a Condo. When she was 2 yrs. old she had a bladder full of stones (struvite) that were successfully dissolved throught the special Science Diet CD (SD)? canned food. She also passed a few while urinating, and avoided getting any surgery done to remove them. She has been stone free now for 3 yrs., however she only pees 1X per day (she has done this since she was a puppy) and tends to get UTI’s a couple of times a year, that are treated with antibiotics. We know when she has an infection as there will be blood in her urine, and then off to the Vet we go to put her on antibiotics. She is now on Royal Canin Canned Urinary SO food, but we hate feeding her such a low quality food. We also give her cranberry extract 1X per day, mixed in her food to hopefully help her sustain a healthy urinary tract. We realize Tiffany’s problem is that she only pees 1X per day, but we just can’t get her to go more often. She also had an ultrasound done and everything looks normal. My two questions for you are:
Is this normal for some dogs to only urinate once per day, if so, could this cause her more serious problems in the future?
We would like to put her on Innova EVO Turkey & Chicken canned food as we’ve heard dogs with UTI issues should eat “grain free” food, is this true?
Any other suggestions / recommendations you may have would be greatly appreciated as we are very concerned about our little Tiffany :0)
I have a 13 yr.old pure bred yellow lab. She had one litter at age three and was fixed a few years later. she is now 13 and it looks like she has a tumor or testicle with a slit where she voids urine. My friend is an OB/GYN and she looked at it and said it was her bladder. It has dropped out. She said it is not bothering her and not to worry.
I had her in to a temp. vet for a different problem and he said he had never heard of a bladder dropping out like that. What do you think it could be? She does not seem bothered by it, and urinates just fine.
My 19 yr. old cat was urinating everywhere (was some blood) a couple of mos. ago. My vet ran tests and said the results indicated a urinary tract infection. He put her antibiotics for two months, and the urination problem got better, but still hasn’t completely stopped. After the second round of antibiotics, I stopped giving them to my cat because I’ve always heard that it could be dangerous to extend antibiotics for long periods of time. She is now also having some constipation problems.
The vet told me that my cat’s kidneys are not good, and that she also has cancer of the spleen (did CRT scan). I chose not to opt for a biopsy/radiation and put my cat through all of that. They only thing the vet suggested is feeding my cat a kidney cat food and mix cranberry poweder into it.
I have been looking onlilne at various herbs to help my cat’s urinary and constipation problems, as well as products for her overall health and kidney problem.
What would you suggest?
New York, NY
charlie is our 12yr. old shepard collie mix, just leaks pee all day and poop just comes out, in the house he acts like he dont even know, we keep a male strap on him cause he cant hold his pee either he dont evan know it is happening.he can be sleeping and poop just comes out, all hrs. of the day and night, and we think he has hip problems, he cant squat to poop, as he’s walking poop just comes out. please help…this is a terrible thing… also our vet says he has degenerative myelopathy thank you, linda
Hi, my question is about cat behavior. Smokey, my shorthair male cat, is 4 yrs. He has a tendency to twitch back legs, appearing as if he just stepped in water or something sticky, and he’s shaking it off his toes. It’s usually after he finishes eating and walks away from his bowl. It does not look like a pain response. My concern is as follows: Smokey had kidney injury early in life from trauma in the wild – lack of food/water, exposure to freezing temps. For a couple years his rehab included IV fluids to assist kidney function, though we have discontinued those, experimentally; our vet regularly monitors his creatinine & BUN. And his diet is formulated for kidney health. Question: Could something associated with compromised kidney function cause his legs to tingle or fall asleep when he sits in one place to eat? I’m speculating about the nervous system in his rear quarters. I notice that in the winter, on cold linoleum, he’s more likely to ‘shake a leg’. To clarify, the behaviour is not constant or chronic. I see it once or twice every couple of days. There seems to be a mild level of discomfort or distraction, but no pain. I really appreciate what you do for animals, doctor, and for all of us who love them. Thank you.
My male cat jumps in the tub to drink the bath water around the drain. He has fresh water in s clean glass bowl.
My 12 year old belgian shepard has had a recurring bladder infection for at least 2 years. I’m in Chicago and my vet has tried a variety of antibiotics during this time, including cephalexin, amoxicillin, SMT, enrofloxacin, cipro, and gentamicin. A recent urine culture indicated that a strain of E. coli that seems to be at the root of this infection is resistant to 18 out of 21 antibiotics tested for sensitivity. The three that were indicated as being possible options were macrodantin, amikacin, and imipenem. Macrodantin was administered first and was discovered to be ineffective after a follow-up urinalysis. 10 amikacin injections were given next, and were found to be effective, but did not clear the infection completely. I’ve heard of bacteria being able to invade transitional epithelial cells and survive antibiotic administration and am wondering if this is the case here. The paper I’ve attached details that situation. I have two questions:
1) Would it be possible to administer antibiotics through injection to the areas where the bacteria might be “hiding”?
2)Are there any recommendations that you could make to my vet regarding this case?
Thanks in advance.
I have a female cat (age 9) who urinates standing up against the back of the litter box. Naturally, it all goes over the top of the box even tho it is high backed. She never bothers trying to “cover it”, just walks in, turns around and pees and walks out. When it hits the side of the box it sounds like a pipe has burst and obviously leaves one big mess of urine running down even the outside of the box – HELP!