My 12 year old basenji has been straining to pee, and leaking pee nonstop. When he has to go out he cant even hold it, by the time he gets to the door hes dropped his urine, most of it….often there is blood visible.
The vet first said it was a UTI, antibiotics for a week and no results.
Went for a second urinalysis and the vet says he has a staph infection.
He ruled out kidney stones. He tells me we are going to put him on THE ATOM BOMB of antibiotics...orange pill cut in half...fed once per day on a full stomach.
I start the administration of the pills....then my boy stops being able to even pee a stream..he drips, then blood in the drips. When I take him to the yard he would walk around dripping for 20 minutes and resist if I try to get him to come in. He feels as though he has to pee obviously and its just not coming out.
I am so frustrated and upset because I feel like I cant help my little guy...Im now in the process of getting him scheduled for an ultrasound.
I asked my vet several times if this could be fanconi and he dismissed it and said that fanconi is very rare. Im bothered that he has never considered testing for it.
Basically Im taking him for care someplace else, as Im not sure my vet is able to tackle anything complicated....
My little guy is still behaving normally, personality hasnt changed nor has his interest in food. Still quite the little pig.
He is in pain however when he pees as at times he will groan very softly when straining.
Im at my wits end. As mentioned, Im waiting today to get in for an ultrasound for him. Any thoughts and or advice is appreciated.
(BTW, I took him off of the orange pills once I saw symptoms getting worse...today he almost peed a 'stream' again instead of drips)