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    Thumbs down Need to get my soup ladle out again

    We came back from Tesco to find pee on the sofa, and a patch just inside the living room door

    So I've just dug the pee ladle(kept separate from the normal ladle ) out to try and catch a urine sample tomorrow morning. I'm quite sure it's Misty that had the accidents, but not sure if it's down to the freakish Scottish weather this week, and excess drinking, or if she has another UTI. I commented to Stuart just yesterday that she smelt strongly of urine, so I gave her a sanitary wash this morning. I'm suspecting the start of a UTI due to the smell, that and the fact there was two spots in just 40 minutes. With all the meds she's on I'll feel better getting them to do a check.

    I've saturated the cushion with Simple Solution and washed the outside cover, I just hope the smell comes out of the cushion okay
    Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.

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    Hoping it's not a UTI, but if it is at least you are "catching" it early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy's mum View Post
    So I've just dug the pee ladle(kept separate from the normal ladle
    That's probably for the best.

    Hopefully you'll get this sorted and she'll be back to normal in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy's mum View Post
    So I've just dug the pee ladle(kept separate from the normal ladle )

    Funny reminds me when I was a kid my Mom used a turkey baster to give the dog pills. I guess because that was a long time ago, she would use a little water and suck up the pill too and just shoot in down the dogs throat. One Thanksgiving my sister cried because she did want to eat turkey basted with the dogs pill giver LOL its wasn't the same one either but it was a funny story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomObvious View Post
    Funny reminds me when I was a kid my Mom used a turkey baster to give the dog pills. I guess because that was a long time ago, she would use a little water and suck up the pill too and just shoot in down the dogs throat. One Thanksgiving my sister cried because she did want to eat turkey basted with the dogs pill giver LOL its wasn't the same one either but it was a funny story.
    Oh dear

    Got my sample, so I'll drop it in at 9am when the vets open.
    Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.

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    Ha ha Tania...that's a good one!

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    UTI confirmed, slightly elevated protein level. We've got anti-biotics to try, but she may need cultures done if she doesn't respond. They said its due to her being on Prednisolone since January, even though she's on a low dose. They said they put a needle directly into the bladder to do it 😳

    The other thing is, she's been really unsettled, and her scratching has increased so her Pred was increased to a half daily, a week and a half ago. Ive just spoken to the Neuro and she says that it could all be down to the UTI, so I've to call her back on Friday with an update. It never rains, but it pours, but hopefully the discomfort was the starting of a UTI and we can reduce the Pred again. If not we may need to try something new as the current Gabapentin/Cimetidine/Pred combo isn't working and they don't want to leave her on a high dose of the Pred.


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    Ahhhh poor baby. I hope the antibiotics work and she's better soon. I also hope the UTI is the thing causing the more scratching not the other meds/conditions.


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