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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 15 year old Schnoodle appears to have developed a UTI

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My 15 year old Schnoodle appears to have developed a UTI overnight. We've had to go out so she can squat every 10-15 minutes since 4:30 this morning. She also appears to have vomited or had diarrhea in the dining room. I'll call our vet as soon as I can get showered and dressed. In the meantime, I pulled all old medications she's been prescribed and wondered if any of those would provide immediate relief. We have mirtazapine, tramadol, sucralfate, and zeniquin. She takes a tiny dose of prendisone every other day.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Yes, geriatric UTI often due to E.Coli is relatively common and nausea is consistent with some UTIs. Of all those drugs, Zeniquin (marbofloxacin) would be ideal at a dose of 1.25 - 2.5 mg/lb once daily for at least 10 days. Bailey's urine then should be checked two days after the course of antibiotic is completed to make sure that her urinary tract has been sterilized. If possible, the immunosuppressing chronic prednisone dosing should be stopped at this time - at least until the UTI resolved.

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