brief history brought the pup at around three months old, didn't take me long to notice that her urine was funny it was a funny smell and was an awful lot and she just couldn;t hold it in and she drunk loads and within 10 mins it would be straight through her and her urine would be like water, then noticed a discharge starting, also she would be running about and suddenly start peeing as shes running ect, and started burning the grass. so trip to vets and they gave her some antibiotics and said yeah a little tender could be nothing but could be a puppy illness she has. second trip when anibiotics didn't cure the problem helped but didn't cure. our horse vet told us she had cystitis and put her onto the best marbocyl and some anti inflammatories it made a hugh difference but when off the tablets for a few weeks the problem started coming back did routine bloods checking for any abnormalities and diabetes ect as she was still drinking excessive amounts of water. Came back ok so did urine sample normal routines came back she had some protein, so asked for another sample to be sent off for bacterial analysis. so left one in and get a phone call later that afternoon that while they had enough urine they put some under the micro scope to look for a few crystals and they said they found loads so they have her booked in for a scan on thursday morn to look for stones.
Is this common in labradors and what should we do feeding wise ect. Also whats your opinion on breeding from her in the future as the reason we picked a pedigree with papers was for breeding from.
I am sorry your dog is sick. Hopefully the vet will find out what's wrong. What do you feed now? I can't recommend a food without knowing what you currently feed. Is this common in labs? We don't know what's wrong with your dog, but no, it doesn't sound common.
And about breeding, at 6 months, you shouldn't be thinking about breeding the dog. She has over a year and a half before you cross that bridge. Plus lots of health certifications to pass before you can consider it as well. Remember, unless you get health certifications (OFA, CERF, Optigen) and work the dog (shows, obedience, hunting, etc) and put titles on the dog, the dog should not be bred.
thanks, but now we have a diliema with her. vets don;t know what to do her cultures came back clear so the infection has cleared up however the urine showed protein which showed sommit was up, they did scans and absoloutely no abnormalities of the bladder track no stones either which is good. However she is showing masses and masses of crystals in her urine. her urine is too alkiline, and the protein they said could be a problem with her kidneys or liver or just inflammation of her bladder. Here is the biggest problem she needs to go onto a special diet as the amount of cryctals she has will no doubt form stones which we want to prevent however its so far an absolute no no due to her age the dog has to be fully matured and not still growing, as they take certain vitamins out of the diet. they have phoned all the major special diet companies and one said to put her on antibiotics and a canned meat til shes older which vet said another no cause 6-7 months of antibiotics at her age is not good for her. just waiting on hills to get back to see what they recommend. Another problem we have is the reason shes on dry dog food only is cause she was being sick regularly and constant runs on the canned food puppy of normal also chicken, rice ect was making her sick. at the moment shes on favour chicken and rice dry dog food for sporting dogs. Someone said to try iams puppy food. At the moment the vets are going to keep a very close eye on her as its a major problem she has and sometimes it can be part of another disease, and sometimes it comes on its own problem. picked her up at 6 and shes not stopped whining since we have picked her up at one point she was howling, so think we are in for a long night. I think they have bruised her stomach, and thats why shes been moaning all night will be phoning vets tommorrow to see if they have had any more luck on her diet and will mention how upset shes been