I have a 6 month old puppy at home. We've been looking to get another dog. Today we found a 4 year old husky/malmute mix at the shelter. The only thing is, she has a urinary tract infection. Does anyone know if this could be something serious or if we'd be safe getting her? Can she pass this to our other dog? Thanks, Debbie
Here's the thing. I know she's been at the shelter for 3 weeks and that her owner surrendered her because of the infection. They said they were treating it with diet. Should I worry that she hasn't been given medication?
my female has had a few UTI's. the vet saud it was beacuse her vagina was inverted. they were all treated with antibiotics and she is fine now. the antibiotics arnt that expensive either so it wasnt a big problem. but for sure get it checked into a little more.
Have her checked by a trusted vet. If its recurring, she could have urine leakage as a daily problem. Some uretha problems can be corrected surgically, but you have to be willing to spend alot of money. I saw a beautiful huskey at the shelter that a guy was looking at, they told him the dog had an ear infection. The guy did not want to be bothered with it. I told him it just takes one round of antibioitcs. Either he did not understand me or he just did not really care. Heck my girl had kennel cough, ear infection and a torn off dewclaw when I got her. I'm not rich, but I was more than happy to help her.
just taking a wild guess here but if her previous owners were treating her with a special diet she may not have a uti. she may have bladder stones and the lousy owners didn't want to pay money for her to have them removed so they dumped her in the pound to become someone else's problem. or they didn't have the money to have it done and were hoping someone would adopt her who did. in any event uti's can be simple things to take care of and like people dogs can be prone to them. i wouldn't let it stop me from adopting her if i really liked her. the down side is that most shelters do not have the funds to treat illnesses and she would be one of the first to go if she doesn't find a home. i have seen many a dog and cat come thru shelters with existing medical problems that owners were ill equipped to handle whether it be finacial or otherwise. i guess maybe it is good in a way rather then having them put down their owners are giving them a second chance.
Like everybody has told you A UTI is simple to treat. Some people will just say things as an excuse to get rid of a dog. What type of special diet. Is there any way you could talk to the previous owners or the vet that cared for the dog in the past. Even if the shelter will not give you the previous owners number maybe they will give your phone number to them. We have a cat from the shelter that was suppose to be mean, did not get along with other animals and this cat is the best thing going we have a small zoo here and the cat follows us like a dog sits on the toilet when you shower etc. I am sure they try there best to be accurate but they can really on go on what they are told. Good Luck Let us know if you get her
Well, we went back to the shelter today. The UTI sounds like a mild case so they were treating it with special food. I guess some foods just didn't agree with her. However, we couldn't get the dog. The adoption counselor thought that our pup, the active girl she is, would scare the other dog. Way wrong. When they were introduced the other dog dashed full speed at my dog and she hid the whole time. Needless to say, we're going to work on socializing her with other dogs more before we get another one. Thanks for everyone's help.
uti--read about apple cider vinegar--i give my min. schnauzer a cap full in his food everyday he had not had infection for over 6 months. i have a client who gives her white shihtzu a cap full every other day and no more red tear stains under her eyes.