Welcome to JustAnswer, this is Dr. Christie.
Has a culture and sensitivity been performed on Max?
Is Max neutered?
Yes - Urine sample everytime, and now it's happening again. Yes he's neutered
do you remember what bacteria the cultures yielded?
has it been the same everytime?
any resistance on the culture?
No - they just tell me it's full of bacteria. Same everytime. No resistance I'm aware of. I was giving him aspirin, they told me to quit, but the vet also said the aspirin would affect digestive, not urinary, but I quit giving it to Max. He's been clear for a couple months, now blood clot and dark red pee. I looked at his penis, and it has blood on the end. I'm so frustrated, I haven't taken him back to the vet yet
He's dribbling too
Small Alaska town, not a lot of vet options
has bloodwork been run on max to rule out any kidney issues or even blood disorders?
I would first check with your vet and make sure a culture and sensitivity has been run
there is a way to look under a microscope to look and see if there is bacteria
I am hoping they did the culture and sensitivity and it wasn't just a simple look under the microscope
if it has been done, I would be curious if there has been any resistance and what type of bacteria
next I would want to know if there has ever been any crystals present in the urine
done culture, no blood work, no crystals present
do you have the culture results at all?
diagnosis was cystitis
Has Max had any contrast xrays done of his bladder to look for any abnormalities in the bladder, such as a defect in the wall of the bladder? (a contrast involves either air or a dye in the bladder)
regular x-rays, no dye
how long has Max been having UTIs?
About a year
any straining to urinate?
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Yes - he seems to just tinkle, and he stands there forever or walks several places
I would like to help you with Max.
Did your vet perform the culture and sensitivity of the urine (this is a special urine test where the urine is sent to a microbiology laboratory. There they identify the specific bacteria that is in the urine, and which antibiotics should be effective against the bacteria)?
What antibiotics does Max get, and for how long is he kept on the antibiotics (it is possible that he is not on the antibiotics long enough, or the antibiotic is not effective anymore)?
What were the results of the ultrasound? Was the ultrasound performed by a specialist, or a general practitioner?
Was any blood work run? Were any abnormalities noted?