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DateOct 23, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
TopicMedication
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Question:

What medication can I give my cat with urinary infection?

Answer:

Hey! I recommend that you take your cat to the vet to get checked out if you suspect they have a UTI! They will probably prescribe antibiotics! -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateOct 20, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeDog
TopicLong urination, licking himself
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Question:

Licks himself, mainly overnight. Leaves a wet spot, urine and saliva. Has been last two months?

Answer:

Hey! I recommend that you bring him to his vet to get checked out! The constant licking may be due to a UTI or bladder stones possibly! -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateOct 13, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeDog
TopicUti medicine
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Question:

Something to help dogs uti

Answer:

Hey! I recommend that you bring your dog to a vet if you suspect they have a UTI! Your vet will be able to prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateSep 28, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
TopicUrinary Tract Advice
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I have a two year old cat named Chico. He has had UTI for a while. No blood in urine but strong smell. He’s currently on Hydracare. Can postassium citrate be good to give in small quantities before visiting the vet?

Answer:

Hey! Potassium Citrate is fine as long as it is labeled for animal use! I recommend going to your vet soon though, you don't want to wait too long to treat a UTI! -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateSep 21, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
Topicurinary tract infection?
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My male cat, seven years, seems to have a urinary tract infection again. He is licking himself constantly, peeing outside the box, and he is standing still looking disoriented with a bent tail. Can you recommend an antibiotic or food to help without getting a vet appointment

Answer:

Hey! I recommend that you bring your cat to his vet to get checked out! Sometimes male cats will end up with a urinary blockage where they can't urinate which is an emergency! If it is just a UTI, a vet will need to prescribe that anyways. -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateSep 19, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
TopicSmelly urine
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Question:

Does my cat have a UTI or crystals

Answer:

Hey! You'll need to bring your cat to his vet to get checked out! They'll be able to check his urine for signs of infection or stones! -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateSep 14, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeDog
TopicBlood in urine frequent urinating
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Question:

I think My dog has a uti I’m wondering if I can Get her an antibiotic

Answer:

Hey! I recommend that you bring her to her vet to get checked out! They will probably want to send out a urine sample to check for a UTI. -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateAug 9, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
Topic10 year old spayed female leaking clear fluid
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Question:

Hello! My cat is leaking clear, odourless fluid, leaving wet spots wherever she sits. Otherwise she is normal, eating, drinking and using the litter box. Is this a UTI or a bacterial infection? She does not like to be handled so vet visits are usually minimized.

Answer:

Hey! It's hard to say what it is without seeing it! I suggest you bring her to the vet if possible to get checked out! -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJul 28, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
TopicPeeing on couch
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I have 4 cats at the time, I trapped two where the owner passed and have not found them a home. It took months for The make Orange Juice to adjust and feel comfortable and he is bonded to his mom , Dottie. Horrible hoarding situation and he left the door cracked so they could go in and out as they pleased. I have MY 2 cats Loki-male, female- Katten separate. Orange Juice try's to attack Loki(my male) And the two rescues are out in my living room. Last night and again today someone pee'd on the couch. I suspect Orange Juice rather than his mom Dottie but I'm not certain. They are acclimated here and comfortable. I'd keep them if they got along, we done everything as far as acclimating them. It's been months and still no change with him attacking Loki. Anyway what do I do? We have 5 litter boxes in 3 days different rooms.

Answer:

Hey! I recommend first bringing the cats to their vet to make sure it isn't a health issue causing the inappropriate urination such as a UTI. You could try a pheromone spray or diffuser to help alleviate the tension between the cats in the home, I like the Feliway diffuser personally. It can also just take time for cats to adjust to being around other cats in a home. -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJul 27, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeDog
TopicWhat good to purchase for UTI?
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Question:

UTI

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Hey! I recommend you bring your dog to their vet to be examined! They will probably prescribe antibiotics if it is a UTI! You can also purchase cranberry supplements such as Nutramax Crananidin to help support a healthy urinary tract. -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJul 26, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeDog
TopicUti
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One mini my great Dane is sleeping. Sometimes she wakes up and she’s got a wet spot where she was sleeping and it has a really bad odor. Don’t know if it’s a UTI or from her anal glands.

Answer:

Hey! If you notice a fishy odor, it might be the anal glands leaking onto her bed! I suggest that you bring her to the vet to get checked out! They can check the glands to see if they're full and express them if needed. They will also be able to check her urine for a sign of infection. -Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJul 8, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeDog
TopicUTI grooming
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Question:

Can a dog with an uti go to the groomers

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Hey! Your dog can be groomed while having a UTI! - Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJul 7, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
Topicover the counter uti food
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My Question is can I feed my 2yr old female cat over the counter Proactive Urinary Tract Health dry food by IAMS, or could it cause issues since she has not had UTI problems as far as we know ? Ty for your time in this matter . I asked on chewy & the vet tech there said it should not be an issue , but I'm just doing a double check .

Answer:

Hey! That IAMS food should be safe for your cat! - Dr. Lindsay Butzer

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DateJun 30, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
TopicCrystals in his urine
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What would be the best food for him to avoid crystals in his urine?

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Hey! I like to use a urinary diets that will help dissolve the crystals. Purina makes a diet sold on PetMeds.com that I will put a link to below. I hope this helps! Dr. Lindsay Butzer PURINA DIET TO DISSOLVE CRYSTALS IN CAT URINE: https://www.1800petmeds.com/purina+pro+plan+veterinary+diets+ur+urinary+st%2Fox+feline+formula+dry+cat+food-prod66131.html

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DateJun 30, 2023
CategoryUrinary Tract
Pet TypeCat
TopicAfter care
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Question:

The best hard food for after care after surgery

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Hey! Oh you can use really any wet food that you think your cat will like! Cats sometimes like a variety of food too if they dont get diarrhea and their stomachs can handle it you can switch it up to make their food interesting. Here is Purina Pro Plan can wet food ill put the link below you can order it and see if your cat likes it! I hope this helps! Dr. Lindsay Butzer CAT WET FOOD ON PETMEDS.COM: https://www.1800petmeds.com/purina+pro+plan+complete+essentials+seafood+stew+entrée+in+sauce+wet+cat+food-prod61697.html

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