Ava has just been diagnosed with this, and it seems to be the cause of her recurring UTIs and Vaginitis. She has had four UTIs in less than six months and round after round of antibiotics, which is a huge concern. She's taking vitamin and cranberry supplements, fish oils caps and FortiFlora, and I use antibacterial baby wipes, but her problems persist.
Apparently, it's congenital and can self-correct with growth, but Ava's has not and at 8-1/2 months, she's pretty much grown. If it doesn't self-correct or is not surgically corrected, she could suffer a lifetime of chronic UTIs. This was really tough news, and the options aren't great. The vet says letting her come in season might correct the problem, but it's equally likely that it will not, and not spaying her comes with other risks. And the thought of reconstructive surgery is awful– she's just a baby! Does anyone have experience with this or know anyone who has? I could really use some advice. It's horrible for poor Ava and for me, too.