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    My pug bunk does something really strange: When he pees outside he squats down really lowing while going, but when he's in the house he just pees in a regular standing position. I'm trying really hard to give him more time outside the crate, but it's really hard to give him the freedom when he pees every 15 minutes.

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    How old is he? Is he marking in the house,doesn't sound like it because he's not lifting his leg.If he's peeing that often, I would be suspicious of UTI.
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    I agree, every 15 minutes is a LOT. I think I'd be checking with the vet.
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    Really? What would the other signs be?
    How would he have gotten it?
    I'll definitely check with the vet on that

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    Make sure he is really passing urine.He can run a temp,pass cloudy or bloody urine,scoot around on his butt,become lethargic and not eat or drink like he normally does.Sometimes they only have the frequency. Let us know what the vet says.
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    Is he lifting his leg? Sounds like he's marking if it's every 15 mins. Does a lot of pee come out? Or just a few drops? Usually they do lift their leg to mark, but maybe he's just different! If you can catch him about to do that, scoop him up and bring him outside RIGHT away, but if you can't catch him - then just clean it up and go on about your business. Sounds like no one told him the proper way to mark, and he's just doing his own version!! :)

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    Just got back from the vet's, Bunk had traces of white blood cells in his urine so the vet recommended antibiotics.

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I REALLY APPRECIATE advice to take him to get checked.

    The vet said there's a chance that nothing is wrong, but that it's better to be safe than sorry, and in this case I'm just happy we caught a possible infection before it got out of control.

    So Bunk say thanks!

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    What a cutie-pie.

    I think you (and possibly the vet) need to have more details. They must have done a urinalysis in-house, right? If so, they should be able to tell you what the pH of his urine was and if there were any crystals or stones. In fact, I recommend you pick up a copy of the urinalysis report so you can see for yourself. The antibiotics may or may not work. Different antibiotics are effective against different infections. If the problem persists, I would recommend another urinalysis and have them do a "culture and sensitivity analysis". This is where they take the urine and culture/grow the bacteria in a petri dish for about 3 days to determine what bacteria are present. Then they do the sensitivity test to determine which antibiotics will be effective. But he will have to be off his current antibiotics for at least 5 days before this is done so the results are not distorted. And you must also ensure the urine is collected in a sterile container and analysed within an hour. I do it on the property of my vet in previously sterilized containers just before our visit.

    Finally, I would highly recommend you purchase pH testing paper so you can check for infection at regular intervals (e.g. every month). These are the papers I use: Genuine Health pH PAPER - 1 ROLL - pH BALANCE - National Nutrition . They last forever. Normal dog urine is within the range of 5.5 to 7.2. If it is above this, the environment is ripe for the development of struvite crystals. If it below this range, the environment is friendly for the development of calcium oxalate uroliths. Struvites are more common than COUs and are more easily eliminated, especially if caught early.

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