On friday night Lola started straining to urinate. I called the vet and with the long weekend coming they were booked so they said to bring in a urine sample in the morning.
So I dropped the sample off and did some shopping and then stopped back in to get the results. I was expecting yup she has a bladder infection, here's her pills. Instead the tech says the vet wants to talk to me. My first thought was OH NO what's wrong?!
I felt like I waited forever
... Turns out the urine sample I brought in was so full of blood he couldn't see anything else. He told me to go get Lola immediately that he wanted to see her. OMG I'm freaking out big time. So we rush home get Lola and rush back. The vet took us in right away which freaked me out even more since they were so booked. Turns out he thought her ureathera was blocked or she had bladder stones.
After checking her over he said she was not blocked, her bladder was not enlarged and he didn't feel any stones or anything out of the ordinary. Phew... So he gave her 10 days of a broad spectrum antibiotic (Orbifloxacin) and I'm to bring in another sample of urine after the antibiotics are finished. If there is still blood present he wants to do an x-ray of her bladder.
She's been on the pills for 4 days now and I don't see anymore blood but she is still straining a bit.
I'm worried that this is more than just a UTI.
As a side note Timbits work awesome to conceal pills.
Lola loves them so much she doesn't chew them so I push her pills in the middle. For those that don't know what timbits are... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timbits
And since we had her at the vet I got her weight.. she's 130.5 pounds.