Hey you doodle owners!
My 5 month old goldendoodle went to the vet last Friday because he has been holding his pee for as long as he can, I noticed. He wouldn't go pee all throughout the night, and even in the morning when we all get up, he still wouldn't go pee. I would have to make him go and then he'd let it out. Also, he was licking there more than usual after he would potty.
The vet did a test on his urine and said that he has quite a few crystal in his urine, making it painful for him when he pees. She is treating it like a bacterial infection first so we can rule that out. He had the same symptoms about a month ago, so I took him to our original vet. This time, I took him to another vet, who I trust a little more, and she gave him the correct antibiotics, which apparently the last vet did not.
Anyway, it's been since Friday that he's been on this medicine and it hasn't gotten better. She talked to me about the possibilities it could be other than an infection. She said some dogs produce more nutrients in their body and with certain foods combined with the more than normal nutrients, it could be causing crystals.
Has anyone experienced this before with their dog? Crystals in their urine?
I just want him to feel better! I feel like if it's not one thing, it's another. :(
Any input would be greatly appreciated!