Alex update

He has a bladder infection, thus the peeing in the house. Easily fixed with a couple weeks of Clavamox. But he also has some crystals, which isn't good. That could mean kidney stones, which would then mean surgery. Dr. Brown couldn't feel any, but said that it's much like trying to feel a marble inside a water balloon. Al was very good for the exam, standing there looking at me like "what the hell?" as the doc pressed and prodded all over his undercarriage.

Dr. B asked what we feed (California Natural lamb and rice) and didn't seem to have any issues with it, but we need to lay off the treats. That of course would cause pandemonium as the boys get Three Dog Bakery's Itty Bitty Bones for everything they do. The suggested substitute is a baby carrot, which they seem to be happy with so far.

I've got to pick up vitamin C today for him. His urine is on the base end of the ph spectrum, so increasing the acidity should help curb the crystal formation. Recheck in two weeks, so keep a good thought for my boy.

Where else but here do you get remodeling photos and schnauzer urinalisis results. You're welcome.

11 comments:

home before dark said...

Our schnauzer had similar issues as he aged. Hope the little fella' has a speedy recovery.

Martha said...

At least you know it is a health issue and not a territory issue.

I'm not sure Ollie would eat a carrot (although he does like asparagus) instead of a dog treat!

Raina Cox said...

Oh, poor Alex! I hope he's well tout de suite.

Kathleen said...

Alex will be well very soon. Glad to hear it. Good thing he just didn't take up marking your walls because it seemed fun.

Karena said...

Oh, I'm sorry about Alex, David. Our pets are our babies!Hope he is better very soon.

I have an interview with Robert Anders up on my site that is fascinating!

Karena
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Mrs. Blandings said...

I do hope he feels better. Rosie, by the way, would be incredibly insulted by a carrot. No. way.

Toad said...

I'm glad you caught on to the infection rather than the pee. good catch. Be certain to give him a treat for me when he recovers.

David said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone.

Mrs. B, Alex is totally happy with the carrot, Jack is eating it, but he's not happy about it.

Decorina said...

So glad he is OK.

I tried veggies for my dogs. The bull terrier would eat anything, but the Airedale would just spit them out in a corner somewhere.

DREAMER'S DEN said...

sorry for your little doggie! hope he's better soon!!
(can't wait to see pictures of your bedroom!)

Raina Cox said...

Totally OT (and I do hope Monsieur Alex is on the mend), but I had to tell you Sandra Bernhard just tweeted the following:

"in love with eric stonestreet from modern family we laughed our asses off! and fell into a deep spell oh what a thrill."