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Hello, you're through to Dr. Edele, I'm a vet working in the UK. Sorry to hear about Bella being ill.
Can you describe her symptoms to me please and when they started?
Ok, thank you. Could you send me a picture of the whole strip and the brand of the strips too please so I can just check her protein etc.
Ok, perfect thank you for that. It looks from that that she has quite alkaline (high pH) urine and very concentrated urine. It looks from that like she most likely does have a UTI (as you said) but there's no sign that she has any kidney issues and there's no blood which is good too.
Ideally, with a strip test like that, I would like to start her on antibiotics. You would have to take her to your veterinary surgeon to be examined for that.
Most veterinary practices are working on restricted hours or contact so you may have to wait for an appointment. In the meantime, you can give her some anti-inflammatory medication to help with the discomfort. Could you tell me her weight please so I can calculate how much she can receive
Ok, she can have children's paracetamol (Calpol infant suspension) You can give her 1.5ml of Calpol infant suspension. If you have a different type of paracetamol for children just send me a pic and I can tell you if the amount is different.
Another thing you can try to do is acidity her urine a little. There's a product called Protexin CystoPro (https://www.protexinvet.com/cystopro/p6203) which is good for this. Whole cranberry juice is TOXIC to pets so she can't have that directly.
If you have any other questions or queries about the medications etc with Bella you can message me here even after accepting the answer. I hope you can get an appointment soon and she'll be back on the mend in no time.
No problem, have a good day.