We had to take Ruby to the vet last Friday because she vomited 3 times in 30 minutes. She's always been a bit of a puker (not very often, though), and she had thrown up maybe 2 or 3 times throughout the week. She also wasn't urinating as often....maybe 2 times per day instead of the usual 5 or 6. She was still acting fine, though, and wasn't lethargic or anything. Anyway, we were concerned and were leaving her with my parents for the weekend and didn't want her to get sicker there. The vet said she had struvite and amorphous crystals in her urine and that she had a UTI. She's now on Simplicef antibiotics and some prescription food to I believe get rid of the crystals. She's doing very well and playful as usual, but I'm concerned that she may have to be on a special diet the rest of her life. Has anyone else had to deal with something like this? They said she could be at risk for bladder stones because of the crystals. I remember my dachshund having them when I was a child and having to have surgery to have them removed because they were so big. Ruby doesn't have any stones (yet), so I was hoping for some advice on what to do about her diet. She's been eating Wellness and seems to like it, but I want to make sure that the food I'm giving her isn't causing her problems. Oh, and on a side note, SOOOO glad we have insurance on our little girl!!
Jessica, mom to Ruby, 1 yr. old blenheim