Hello and welcome! I have not heard of Bandogs but it sounds like an interesting mix. Would love to see some pix of all your furry family.
I don't know about the blood clots and bacteria stuff but i know of several people who have pets with crystals, particularly in the urninary tract and bladder. It appears it is becoming more and more commen. All 3 dogs I know that got it have all been diagnosed with it in the last 2 years (and I have heard of several cats and clients dogs recently as well). One, a shih tzu is on a prescription diet. Another, a mixed breed is also on a special diet but I'm not sure what. The third I know a little more about. A chinese crested male. All are on a low protein diet. Very low protein, like 15% or less is preferable.
he was diagnosed about 6-9 months ago. B/c of his breed it made it even harder to find a dietary way to go b/c he has to have soft food (naked cresteds loose their teeth at an early age). I think she found a homemade low protein diet online. For Noid, he eventually had to have corrective surgery as a last resort b/c diet alone was not helping. He now pees out of a new opening below his rectum.
And he still has occasional crystal problems where they have to go in and clean him out. But nothing like what was happening before the surgery. I guess there is a medication you can try as well but is not available in Canada, where my friend lives.
Hope your girl is feeling okay now.
My name is Chris, and my crew is listed below.