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Hello Ruth. This is Dr. Holloway but you may call me Dr. H for short. Wow it is early there! Good thing I am 4 hrs behind you and I am still up to assist you with your concerns.
Well the symptoms you are displaying are very suggestive of a UTI.
UTI's are bacterial infections of the urinary bladder that can happen spontaneously in female dogs. These are very common and there are many things that can cause them. Some genetic predispositions do occur, also urinary calculi and stones can cause chronic UTI infections.
Do you see any blood in the urine Ruth?
Does it have a foul odor to it?
Frequent urination with straining indicates that Sophie may have inflammation of the urinary bladder. Everytime the bladder fills it is painful and leads the pet to immediate emptying of the bladder. - Dr. H
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Hi Ruth. I will be turning in for the night in a few. I will check on you again early in the morning to see if you were able to join the conversation successfully. Thank you. - Dr. H