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01-15-2010, 10:15 AM
Advice on Potential "Pelvic Bladder"
We have a 10 month old female IW, that has had multiple UTIs. She was spayed at 8 months and seems to have healed properly. Recently she had a change in energy and seemed a bit slower so we took her in to get checked.
After an X-Ray our vet is saying she has a pelvic bladder and is recommending a procedure to diagnose her bladder further. (sorry don't have the proper medical term) The procedure is one where the bladder is inflated and examined. My understanding is they will be looking for stones, a sac that the bladder grows from that doesn't properly close (again sorry for terms), and anything else they find.
I am looking for advise or similar experiences to help me decide what actions to take. I have heard that pelvic repositioning is a 50/50 success rate. Is there risk in attempting? Is it worth the risk?
Other points of interest are:
She is not incontinent, which seems to be a smaller percentage of pelvic bladder symptoms.
Everything I have read and researched does not indicate this is common with IWs.
01-18-2010, 04:53 PM
I do not have personal experience with pelvic bladders in IWs, but from what I can find is that 50% of incontinent dogs will benefit from colposuspension surgery. The other 40% will have some variable improvement. It sounds like your dog is not currently incontinent. But if your dog is painful surgery may be the way to alleviate some of the pain.
Good luck and let us know what happens.
Alice Timmerman, DVM
My dog is 8 months labrador breed and is suffering from same thing , can you please suggest any thing. It would be very helpful.
My dog also has this problem. What did your vet do to help resolve the problem? Did your dog have surgery? Did any particular antibiotics help?