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Last night, Dusty noticed that Traveler was straining to pee. This morning he seemed fine, but we took him to the vet anyway since he has a history of urinary problems.

The vet tested the urine sample we took, and we had him do bloodwork since we needed to follow up. The urine sample didn't show anything amiss, and Traveler's kidney enzymes were the best ever.


So, the vet thought it was just some kind of anomaly, told us to call if there were any more problems and that he'd call in a prescription if needed.

We left feeling good, and thinking we hadn't really needed to take Traveler. Well, by golly, if he didn't start straining again this evening. So, the vet called in an antibiotic prescription, and we've started Traveler on it.

This seems so strange since all the test results were good. Any ideas?
 

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Poor Traveler! If symptoms persist after round of antibiotics are finished, perhaps the vet ought to take a urine sample via cystocentesis and/or perhaps an x-ray to rule out stones as others have mentioned. I am always anxious for Maggie when she has to have a cystocentesis done but she could care less.
 

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Traveler's neutered, so his problem shouldn't be related to the prostate. I know it can cause problems, though, because my Shadow was neutered due to onset of prostate troubles.

Right now, Traveler's doing okay. He has a few more days on the antibiotic. Five days after the last dose, we're to take a urine specimen to the vet.
 
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