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I think my 15 month old Golden puppy has a UTI. She

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I think my 15 month old Golden puppy has a UTI. She constantly wanting to urinate.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: She is urinating constantly.
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: She is not
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: no
JA: OK, abnormal eating. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Athena
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Athena?
Customer: She has started licking herself more often
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 7 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. If she is eliminating more often and licking then it is a likely explanation of a UTI, She may feel the need to intake water more often as well. so until you can drop off a urine sample to your Vet for testing, it is suggested that you keep fresh water out for her at all times to flush the kidneys.

If there is an infection she will need antibiotics which can only be had through your Vet. But to save money you may want to ask for a written prescription and take it to Walmart to be filled.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 7 months ago.

I wanted to add that bladder stones will show the same signs as a UTI and if they are the problem a urine test should pick up the sign of crystals and you can then move forward from that point. Usually a change in diet and antibiotics are suggested. Surgery as well depending on the finding.

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