Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
Unfortunately urinary tract infections are quite common in young dogs, they have a weakened immune system and are more prone to this type of infection
Until your vet is open tomorrow getting her to drink more by adding water to her food, flavoring her water to entice her to drink will help "flush" out the bladder and reduce the spasms of her urethra and bladder sphincter
But often these do require oral antibiotics to resolve
The other possibility is that she has developed crystals or stones and this is not as likely at her age but definitely still on the possibility scale
If you are able to catch a first morning sample tomorrow morning to have your vet evaluate it that would be best to rule out this possibility and get her started on appropriate medications for her symptoms along with some pain medications to help with her discomfort
But often with the first dose of antibiotics they will have relief of their symptoms
Unfortunately this is much more common in girl versus boy puppies
Using baby wipes after urination to reduce the discharge will also help
ok....will keep her hydrated tonight and take her to the vets in the morning.
thanks for the help
You are welcome
Do you know if she is dribbling or if anything is coming out?
To have an obstruction in a female would be highly unlikely but we definitely want to make sure she is at least urinating on her own, albeit in little quantities
a small amount is coming out
OK as long as she is able to urinate...poor little girl!
Can I assist with any additional questions or clarify anything for you today?
shes getting quite bothered by it all
Yes, I don't know if you have had a uti but they are quite uncomfortable
I was wondering when she would come heat? is there a time frame?
What breed is she please?
Typically between 5-10 months but really there are no rules
shes a wired haired vizsla
Likely ~8-10 months but as early as 6 and as late as 12 months in some dogs
Thanks for all your help
You are very welcome
I hope she feels better soon!
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