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Can my dog take ask cranberry supplement until we can get to

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Can my dog take ask cranberry supplement until we can get to vet
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?
Customer: she's been waiting to go outside a lot to pee and when she squats noting comes out and she paces back and forth a lot
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Berkeley she's almost 2
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Berkeley?
Customer: Nothing she's utd on all shots etc
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry that Berkeley appears to have a urinary tract infection (uti).

She certainly can be given a cranberry supplement which isn't going to be at all harmful but I suspect you know that she'll require antibiotics before complete resolution of the problem is seen..if, indeed, a bladder infection is the problem (which is highly likely given her symptoms). I typically feel that these products are more effective in preventing recurrent episodes but some patient's symptoms appear to be less intense during a uti episode when they're given them during one.

If she's not currently taking steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and isn't vomiting, Aspirin may help with any bladder inflammation that's present. The dose would be 10 mgs per pound of body weight twice a day, with food to avoid stomach upset.

Encourage her to drink water or low sodium chicken/beef broth which can help to flush out the bladder.

I hope this helps. Deb

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