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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr Altman and happy to assist you both today!I a so sorry your Staffy is having such difficulties with urinary tract issues. I definitely would urge you to have an abdominal ultrasound to rule out something more serious going on with the bladder or kidneys such as either bladder stones or bladder cancer or that the infection is progressing into the kidneys with her back now hurting her (often referred pain from the kidneys).I know this is a bit overwhelming but typically you have to go to a specialty practice or university to get these additional tests and once diagnosed appropriate therapy can begin such as an anti inflammatory medication to help slow the progression of bladder cancer or supplements and diet adjustment if there are kidney changes and lastly if there is a bladder stone considering surgery to relieve her discomfort.
Until you are able to get these tests completed, please increase water intake. You can do this by supplementing the dry food with water and flavoring the water (maple syrup or chicken stock for example) as well. Increasing the water intake will help "flush" out the bladder and reduce the pain with urination.
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