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Old 07-31-2018, 05:52 PM
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Default Successfully treating UTI in diabetic Rottie

Our 8 year old male Rottie was diagnosed diabetic 2years ago....his blood sugar has been extremely difficult to regulate and we have not been able to get rid of UTIs...we are at our wits end on how to resolve the issue....have tried different antibiotics with no luck...looking for help....
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:06 PM
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Rotties seem to be challenging diabetics - not sure why exactly - but it is definitely a trend I've seen over the years. They can go a while on a dose of insulin and then abruptly it's far too much or not nearly enough.

Are you testing blood sugar at home?

Do the UTIs seem to be primarily because he has sugar in his urine all the time or do they occur even when his blood sugar is in a good range?

There are some supplements you can use to deter the bacteria - cranberry and one that I think makes it difficult to adhere to the wall of the bladder. Will let those who have used them fill you in.

Sometimes there are structural issues that just make UTIs more likely too.

Let us know how his regulation has been and whether you test at home.

How much he weighs, how many units of insulin, how many injections per day.

If you have any blood glucose curves, those numbers would be very helpful as well.

Natalie
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Could also be an ingredient in his food. Something that is stressing the kidneys, and the kidneys aren't flushing out the bad stuff as they are supposed to.
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Could also be an ingredient in his food. Something that is stressing the kidneys, and the kidneys aren't flushing out the bad stuff as they are supposed to.
I am a believer that diet can be a cure for many things that ail our dogs
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