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    The other night Bailey had a strong fishy smell coming from her. I thought it was her anal glands and gave her a bath. Now all of a sudden she seems to be having pain in her pee pee area. She was playing fetch when all of a sudden she stopped and turned round to bite at her bum. At first I thought it was her SM untill I realised she was licking her pee pee area. The area looks pretty tender and smells pretty bad. Does this sound like a urine infection?

    I am worried it might be something more serious as she is on metacam, frusemide and tramadol for her SM. I will call the vet first thing but thought I would get your opinions in the mean time.

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    Not sure about the redness......my cat's been to the vet today as she has a UTI....her pee stinks badly!! And it really shouldn't as she has kidney failure it's very diluted usually.
    It's a worry eh???

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    Yes it certainly is. Poor wee lamb. She seems pretty uncomfortable

    Hope ur cat feels better soon
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    Thanks, same to Bailey!!

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    It does sound like an infection - it could be vaginitis though if her vulva is red and sore.

    You are doing the right thing going to the vets - untreated urine infections can track back up and cause problems with the kidneys

    Is she peeing and drinking any more than usual? Is she spayed?

    Try to get a urine sample to take with you - a plastic frisbee or a soup ladle are both quite effective to pop under them whilst they are peeing. Show the dog the item first and walk alongside them with it so they aren't frightened by it.

    Then pour into a sterile jar {boiling water for 15 mins - obviously do the same with the ladle or frisbee}

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    Thanks Nicki. Yes Bailey has been spayed. I had her down at the vets this morning and she definitely has an infection. There was no protein in her urine which is apparantly good news for her kidneys. She is, however, very smelly and sticky down below so the vet think she has vaginitis. She has been given a five day course of antibiotics so hopefully that should clear it up.

    We also managed to pick up her gabapentin today so she will be starting on 100mg twice a day once she has finished her antibiotics. Poor lamb. She has so much medicine to take lol.
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    Poor Bailey.
    At least you know what it is now. Wishing Bailey a speedy recovery.
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    She will rattle!! At least you know what it is now

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    My Cavalier lady was in the vets with the exact same problem this week. The main symptoms were very fishy smelling pee and licking at her vulva. She has a UTI and is on antibiotics for a week. She has also given herself a mild dermatitis (not the first time!) around her vulva from licking so much, but the antibiotics should clear this up too. She was in fine form, eating and drinking normally and no weird peeing so it was just the very smelly pee that had me worried. She's a bit miserable now from the antibiotics but hopefully will be back to herself in the next few days!

    Hope Bailey is feeling better soon!

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    Yes the vet mentioned the dermatitis but luckily Bailey didn't have that. She is also feeling a bit dopey with the antibiotics. She has a two week course! Poor girl lol.

    Hope Lady starts feeling like herself again soon
    Kimberly

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    Little boy Dylan 4 years old

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