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Getting Urine Sample---UGH!!!

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Getting Urine Sample---UGH!!!
By Cat on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 01:17 pm:

From the dog! Bean has been peeing everywhere the past couple of days so I made him an appointment this afternoon and they said they'd need a urine sample. I said, "Uh, HOW do I get that???" They said follow him around in the back yard with a cup! rofl Boy, he does NOT like that! I've followed him twice now and only gotten about a tablespoon full. His appointment is at 4pm (dh is taking him--kids and I have karate) but they said if I got enough of a sample before then I could bring it in. They also said if it wasn't enough they'd keep him there and try to get more. We had the people that bought our house over yesterday and every time one of them petted him he peed! He also peed on the bed yesterday morning when I picked him up to take him out, he peed on me once while carrying him out and peed on dh this morning when he petted him. We're thinking UTI. What makes it even harder to get this sample is he's one of those dogs that likes to mark the back yard instead of just doing his business and being done! I'm getting a couple drops here and there with him! This is worse than trying to get a sample from a child! lol Just thought I'd share my fun avendtures from this morning. My neighbors probably think I've lost it...

By Sunny on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 01:46 pm:

I'm sorry, but the image of you following you're dog around makes me smile. :)

Too bad you can't strap the cup to his backside!
Maybe give him some water and corner him in the kitchen or bathroom? Good luck!

By Tink on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 01:49 pm:

I think you need to invest in a roll of duct tape, Cat!:) Good luck with your pee collecting!

By Vicki on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 02:01 pm:

My vet actually told me to get one of those foam trays from the grocery store that they use for meat and tape it to a yard stick and when the dog squats down to pee, slip it under her. Might be too late for you to try this, but it might work. He also said you could use an alumunim pie plate. I haven't even tried yet, so I won't laugh at you. LOL Her appointment isn't for a couple of weeks.

By Dawnk777 on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 02:43 pm:

I was able to get a urine sample from my other dog, but she was a girl. Maybe that would be easier. I know she turned her head around and looked at me with the strangest look, when I put the container under her.

Good luck.

By Cat on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 03:59 pm:

I got enough!!! lol It was only like a tablespoon full, if that. Dh is taking him at 4pm and hopefully they'll have run some tests before then so we'll know something by then. He didn't pee when the receptionist petted him so that was good. She thought maybe it was just that family yesterday (you know how dogs have that sixth sense) but that wouldn't explain him peeing on the bed and on dh this morning. I'll let you know. I'm just glad I don't have to chase him with a cup anymore! lol

By Cat on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 09:12 pm:

It's a UTI. He's on meds for 21 days!!! We have to take him back in 14-17 days. I'm not happy he has a UTI, but I am happy it's something that's easily fixed instead of a behavioral problem. Poor little Beanie. My baby. :)

By Tripletmom on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 09:18 pm:

Poor Pumpkin-I'm glad its medical and not behavioural.

Out of curiousity was the prescription a vet med or a pharmacy med.Did you know some meds from the vet can be purchased at a retail pharmacy.It's alot cheaper sometimes to do it through retail.I work in a pharmacy and we have alot of animal clients.

By Dawnk777 on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 11:25 pm:

I'm glad it was something easily fixable. I know with humans, we only need enough urine to cover the bottom of the specimen cup, so I don't think they need very much.

By Cat on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 07:37 am:

He's on Clavamox. It was only about $35 so that wasn't too bad. Of course add in the exam and lab fees and it did end up being $96 all together, and that's after the discount we get! (we have a vet discount program through dh's work) He's worth it, though. :)

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