For those of you who have been following Samba's medical problems, you now that we've been fighting a kidney infection. She's taken three courses of antibiotics and had x-rays to look for stones or tumors. The x-rays looked really good with no sign of irregularities.
Last Wednesday she finished her third antibiotics, so Monday morning I took another urine sample to Dr B for analysis. I waited patiently hoping there would be no blood left in her urine. When Dr B came to talk to me I was disappointed again. He says we're moving in the right direction, but there is still a trace of blood.
This time we're trying a different course of action. On Friday I'll be dropping her Prednisone which may help. She's also taking both blueberry capsules and cranberry capsules daily and she's taking little white pills to try to increase the acidity of her urine. We're hoping that this combination will help her body to fight off the remaining infection.
These are the pills that Samba takes daily. She takes five of the little white ones three times a day. The others are for her MMM and her thyroid. Fortunately Samba is a good pill taker. I start all my dogs as puppies learning to take medicine so that in later life they don't fight taking a pill. I simply hand Samba each of her pills and she swallows them, no meat or cheese or peanut butter. She also doesn't get a treat afterwards, just a hug.