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What can you give a dog for s UTI or bladder infection

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What can you give a dog for s UTI or bladder infection
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 11 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue and as I am typing out a response.

How much does your dog weigh? Do you have any of these:

Antibiotics (list name and milligram strength)

Aspirin

Tramadol

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She might weigh 5lb maybe. I do have aspirin and tramadol. Bella is on pain medication called Galliorant
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.

Okay, great. The galliprant will take care of the pain associated with the UTI. Do you not have any antibiotics?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Aspirin is325mg no antibiotics.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The vet had given her an antibiotic for her teeth. But I don't have anymore.
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.

Okay. You cannot give aspirin when the dog is already on Galliprant. So, you don't have many options if you don't have any antibiotics. Your best bet is to keep giving the Galliprant and go to the pet store and buy some cranberry tablets for dogs... it can acidify the urine and help the UTI resolve without antibiotics. You would give them based on the label recommendations. Or, see your vet for antibiotics. But I would try the cranberry tablets first. Good luck!

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Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.

Are you there?

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Bella. How is everything going?
Dr. Ann M.
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.

Hi there... just checking in to see how Bella is doing... is she feeling better?