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shapeshifter
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Mar 25, 2008, 2:10 AM

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Hi guys,

My beautiful little 5 month old GR (that's her in my profile pic), Sophie has has this leaky-bladder problem.

She has been toilet trained- and even goes to poo/pee properly.

Now, the problem is, she leaks urine while she sleeps & sometimes when she's walking around.

It wasn't really a problem, except for the smell, and the vet said she would grow out of it.

But, at this age, she still hasn't and now the vet says something is wrong but he doesn't know what & told me to get a 2nd opinion.

Sophie's got slight urine-scalding around the vaginal area, but is other a happy, healthy little pup.

I have looked up Ectopic Ureter and it sounds that she has that, but, I need a vet to run tests to confirm this & do the corrective surgery if tis is that.

Does anyone know a vet who can diagnose this/ perform the op if needed?

I do not care what the cost is, she is my baby & I've already lost one dog back in Jan & cear to lose another.

Please help.
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ai_ney
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Mar 25, 2008, 2:34 AM

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i hear that UPM is the place to go to for serious problem like this... worth a try... all the best...

UNIVERSITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL (UVH)
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor
Tel: 03-89468317, 03-86563528
Fax: 03-89486722


or u can post in another forum... vet. com. my... to get opinions from vets there...


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acsyen
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Mar 25, 2008, 5:50 AM

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I would recommend this clinic :-

YEOH VETERINARY CLINIC & SURGERY
126, JALAN SS24/2,
TAMAN MEGAH, PETALING JAYA 47301 SELANGOR
Tel No: 03-78048684
Fax No: 03-78052350


Look specifically for Dr.Yeoh himself. You can call up to make sure he is in. He is one vet with really long and good experience in this field. UPM is also good provided that the doctor must be good also. Yeoh's clinic has full equipments also and he has saved my dog before. Pls keep us all updated.. Thanks..

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shapeshifter
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Mar 25, 2008, 6:16 AM

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Hi,

thanks so much.

Only thing is Serdang is rather far, but I will def keep that in mind- even my mum said likely that would be a good place to start as we reckon they should have the necessary equipment.
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shapeshifter
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Mar 25, 2008, 6:18 AM

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Thank you.

This is a better and more convenient location for me.

Luckily my vet was honest about it and told me to seek a 2nd opinion as he didn't know what was wrong.

And told me that leaky-urine is not normal.

I will check out Dr Yeoh's clinic, thanks so much guys.
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acsyen
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Mar 25, 2008, 6:22 AM

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Sounds like a good vet you got there. Not many vets dare to admit that they dunno what's wrong. Smile

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shapeshifter
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Mar 25, 2008, 6:36 AM

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Yea, I was very happy he was so honest with it and told me he also will check with other vets.

He spayed my other 2 girls.

Clinic's called Companion Animal Clinic in OUG, Jln Klang Lama.

Very good service and reasonable charges.
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ai_ney
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Mar 25, 2008, 6:17 PM

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do send ur dog to Dr Yeoh asap then... keep us posted ya... Smile


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shapeshifter
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Mar 27, 2008, 12:51 AM

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Hey, thanks for your recommendation of the UPM clinic, I did take my Sophie to the clinic in PJ.

The vet was really good! I'm impressed, plus he said he didn't want to simply give her medication till 100% sure what was wrong.

So firstly he said might be infection, just take antibiotics for a week, if still no improvement, bring her back, they will give referral to the Serdang hosp.

And he even told me straight that it could be so many things- weak bladder muscles, small urethra, or even the ectopic urethra- which they can confirm once they've done x-ray, neurological exams & blood tests.
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ai_ney
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Mar 27, 2008, 1:03 AM

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ya i know some cases where the vet will refer back to UPM... i'm not sure if Dr Nadzariah Cheng is still there, she's the guru in UPM... hv a fren whose dog was attended by Dr N.Cheng and my fren said she is a really great vet...

hope all is good... do let us know how ur dog is after a week on antibiotics... Smile


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shapeshifter
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Apr 3, 2008, 12:18 AM

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updates on Sophie:

She still seems to be a little leaky, esp when she wakes up, poor thing.

However, urine scalds have completely cleared.

The dr did recommend for us to go see Dr Nadzariah Cheng.

Probably will go sometimes withing the next 2 weeks.
U're frend has nothing but praises nfor her lah?

I hope she's available, coz I was told she's very busy- so I'll make an appointment soon.

Thanks for the info.Sly
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ai_ney
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Apr 3, 2008, 12:38 AM

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ah, sophie is getting better, but not completely Unsure... ya quick quick make appt with upm... yep heard quite some praises for dr n.cheng... found this at upm website... www.vet.upm.edu.my/encheng.html

btw, i was at spca website the other day, read some success stories, n in this 1 story this owner mentioned his doggies, names fluffy (went to heaven), sprite, chewie... u kah tu? Smile


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shapeshifter
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Apr 3, 2008, 3:33 AM

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hahaha oMG yea...

I almost forgot abt fluffy!!

She was this super cute miniature spitz which some idiot abdoned IN A TRASH CAN that my piano teacher's neighbour rescued and gave her.

She was damn cute I begged my mum to let me adopt her.Wink
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shapeshifter
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May 6, 2008, 7:24 AM

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Sophie's 2nd appointment is next Monday, the 12th.

to determine wht she has, apparently.

will update ocne we hear.

Meanwhile, she did have some urine scalds but I've managed so treat it by cutting the fur and applying the sulphur base ointment. Wokred like a charm!
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ai_ney
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May 13, 2008, 2:17 AM

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hey there, how did sophie's appointment go today? hear from u soon...


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shapeshifter
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May 15, 2008, 10:44 PM

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Hi

Sorry for the delayed reply.

Yp, they 100% confirmed she has ectopic ureter; surgery's on Friday.

I had no heart wanna leave her also but no choice la. Tsk.

She's damn sad apparently coz she can't eat lol. Poor thing.

this 1st half is gonna cost a bit- RM1750.

That's just the op & testing according to the vet.

The rest... die la... apparently the entire cost can be up to 4k.

My brother wants to go n hantam the lady who sold her to me bcoz it is damn kesian for this poor innocent pup. To me I see no point.

i love her so I cannot give her away, I will take care of her. I miss her like mad; it's been 3 days.

y other dog also misses her- tunjuk muka la the fella. lol.
Hopefully once surgery's done she's ok.

thanks so much for your recommendation; the staff there have been so good n professional.
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(This post was edited by shapeshifter on May 15, 2008, 10:59 PM)


ai_ney
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May 15, 2008, 11:00 PM

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oh poor Sophie... she's now boarding at upm, waiting for surgery? will be thinking of her n wishing her well...

i applaud u for not giving up on Sophie... no doubt it will cost A LOT to treat her, but how can we ever give away our dog who's like a family member, rite?

keep us posted on Sophie's progress n keep in touch ok? Smile


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shapeshifter
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May 16, 2008, 6:54 PM

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yea, i could never give any one of my dogs up!

If they're sick I'd rather take care of them; plus who knows what someone else who's not compassinate will do!

Yes, Her surgery's this morning so my mum will call them to check the status later this afternoon.

Since Monday's a holiday I think they'll discharge her on Tuesday.
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acsyen
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May 16, 2008, 8:08 PM

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Hope she recovers well and fast..

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shapeshifter
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May 18, 2008, 8:42 AM

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Went to visit Sophie today.

As soon as she saw us, she got super excited, and tried to jump to lick us, but because of the Elizabeth collar, it was so hard, poor thing.

LOL. She seems totally fine, been told she'll be discharged next week.

I was so happy to see her, I've missed her like mad.
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(This post was edited by shapeshifter on May 18, 2008, 8:44 AM)


acsyen
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May 18, 2008, 6:52 PM

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Glad to hear all went smoothly.. Just make sure she doesn't lick/bite her wound when she gets back.. Better to keep the e-collar on until her stitches heals..

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shapeshifter
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May 20, 2008, 6:56 PM

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yea.

I rmb'd when my other 2 got spayed, the vet gave the green light to take off the collar but told us to put old t-shirts for them to shop wound licking.

they looked so cute, hahaha.
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shapeshifter
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May 22, 2008, 5:17 AM

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Sophie came home today, needs to go for a follow up on the 26th.

She's healthy, the doctor said her bladder needs to get used to getting all full & stuff, so she's still gonna be slightly leaky for a few months.

What I wasn't so pleased about was I caught her scratching herself vigourously, and when I checked, she had a tick on her.

And after I check all over, she had FIVE.

Man..... I'm gonna have to go buy the lotion/shampoo/flea collar.
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acsyen
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May 22, 2008, 8:10 AM

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It's like that le when your dog goes away from you and is exposed to other dogs. Never know what they might get. Just need to get some anti tick solutions... Glad to hear she's all good now.. Wish her a speedy recovery..

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ai_ney
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May 23, 2008, 1:52 AM

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besides the scratching, is Sophie her usual happy self again after coming home? hope she is doing well... Smile

i'm also very frustrated when my dog get ticks after a walk... just hv to check n kill those ticks... no need special lotion or shampoo, apply frontline will do... flea collar, i've used it n found that it doesn't work...


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