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My old cattle dog seems to be having difficulty peeing (

My old cattle dog...

My old cattle dog bitch seems to be having difficulty peeing ( small and frequent) and her breath smells of ammonia. She is 14. Is it likely she has kidney probs? Can I treat?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cattle's name?

Skipper aka skippypippy!

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the cattle?

She’s a dog. No other issues. Eating and drinking well.

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Currently visiting Melbourne :)

Is there any blood in her urine and is she drinking more water of late?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Pee looks clear. No more water than usual.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just with chat please.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What are you thinking Doc Paul?

Okay thanks

No phone call needed

I am worried about a possible urinary tract infection or bladder mass especially in light of her age

We need to get her urine tested and her blood tested

They may also want to ultrasound the bladder depending on the findings

The ammonia breath could indicate kidney disease

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We live a long way out of town with not too much $. Is there anything I can do for her. The next step, given her age is not real fun to think about. Anything I can do? Would drugs assist? Antibiotics maybe?
She does not appear to be in any pain or distress. If she was.....!

You can try an anti-inflammatory like Aspirin

Antibiotics might help but you need a prescription ( we cant write those)

You could also try Cystex (in drug stores)

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Very happy with Dr Paul’s response.
ThaNkyou

Good day

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Paul

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