A few weeks ago I posted about my 7 year old beagle (female, spayed) possible having a UTI (this was my theory). I took her into the vet with a fresh urine sample and the vet said that the crystals in her urine were extremely high but that there was little blood present.
The vet treated my dog with some pain meds and some basic antibiotics. She treated my dog for a UTI specifically.
My dog seemed to get better during the 2 weeks she was on the meds. But now she is back to her old symptoms (peeing in the house, frequent urination, little coming out) and now she isn't eating and not really going #2 either.
I obviously need to take her back in to see the vet.
But I am concerned...I've been reading online and I wonder why my vet treated my dog for a UTI when perhaps the signs pointed to stones. What I've read suggests that a classic sign of UTI is blood (not necessarily visible to the naked eye, though) in the urine. And, the vet said she had only a "teeny, tiny" amount of blood.
This seems like an easy thing to diagnose. Am I right? Is my vet treating my dog for extra things? What should I do? TIA.