It's me Sparky! I lost my very first puppy toofer this morning! My sissy Katie knocked the loose toofer out for me while we were wrestling. Check it out:
Poor Katie had to go to the vet-pire yesterday. Mama noticed blood in her urine so off to the vet they went, left me all alone with the catsies.
It's strange she got infection, she's not even 2 years old yet. So they did an x-ray, ruled out bladder stones, whew! Then they tooth a big needle and poked it through her belly into the bladder to draw clean urine. The vet said Katie was good as gold for them, held very still and didn't even whimper or cry! She's such a good girl.
The tests showed very very mild infection, so they did a culture over night. Only a little bacteria grew, so she is staying on the antibiotic that they prescribed for her yesterday. She did have high alkaline for her urine. So if the infection doesn't clear up, or does clear up and come right back, then they will do blood tests. We think she might have higher alkaline cause she doesn't really drink enough water. So now Mama is going to add water to her kibble for awhile. You can also give a dog Vitamin C to help make the urine more acidic. We don't want her urine to stay alkaline because this can cause bladder stones possibly. And we don't want those!
Last night our catsie Sylvester decided to nurse Katie back to good health. He snuggled with her to watch tv and even groomed her hair for her. He's such a lover boy!
Hmmmm, wonder when my next puppy toofer will fall out???
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Sparky, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek