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Adopted a dog and having second thoughts


Adopted a dog and having second thoughts

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My husband and I adopted a dog from the shelter last week. She was a very good looking dog but there was something off about her. I took her for a second visit in the vet's office today and discovered her urine had turned a bright yellow color and I smelled ammonia when I took her out. My vet said her urine had turned to that color because of a yeast infection. She told me to do nothing and that a little medication and antibiotics would clear that up. I was not happy with her and when I asked my husband why we adopted her, he said he just liked the look of her. I am not happy because I do not want to have her around the house any more. She is not going back. I am sorry that this dog is not going to be around any more. I feel like I should have known better. I hope she has a good life and does not have to go through what I did. I am so ashamed I adopted this dog and am so upset about what happened. I thought she was the sweetest dog I had ever seen and now I have second thoughts.

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I'm sorry you have such regrets. I agree that if your vet is the one who originally told you she had a yeast infection, that she needs to see another vet who can do an endoscopy or something. That is, if you want to be sure she's not a carrier of tapeworms or some other kind of parasite that causes such a change in the color of the urine.

I'd suggest taking her to the vet who told you she had the infection, and if they don't know what to do, to tell the shelter that she isn't going back. But you should have that done before you had her home for longer than a week or two, in case the original vet wasn't 100% correct and she actually has some other condition, in which case you could end up with a very expensive dog and you wouldn't want that on your conscience.

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This is a very difficult situation. It sounds like she had a yeast infection in her bladder, and you probably picked her up when it was still very new. This is the time to ask whether she was checked out before you got her, and if she was, whether her urine was checked for the presence of yeast. The vet that told you she had a yeast infection was probably assuming it would have been checked because she was so young, but she may not have thought of it, or not even been aware of it. If she was checked, she probably didn't have it, so the advice to do nothing is not necessarily bad advice, as long as she gets proper medication to treat the infection.

If she was not checked, the vet should get her checked. If she is a good dog and has a good temperament, it may be a minor thing that can be treated, but in your case, it sounds like she may have a serious underlying problem, that you might not want to spend a lot of time and money getting treated.

So, you are left with three options.

1. Take her back to the shelter.

2. Take her to a vet who can do an endoscopy or something. If she is too old, you will have to find one that can do this, but if she is young and in good health, it's probably a good idea.

3. Have a vet do a thorough checkup and a basic physical, and take her back to the shelter if she is a good dog but doesn't look like she has a condition that would need a vet checkup. If she is in poor condition, she might not be adopted, but if she is a good dog, you will likely be asked to keep her, so don't give up.

The vet can do an X-ray, and if she looks good, but he or she sees a problem or something suspicious, he or she should get her tested. But a vet may not think she is sick because of the normal variation in the coloring of a dogs urine.

There is a lot of info on the web about the problems that can cause urine that is different colors, including yeast infection, but it sounds like she may just be a normal old dog.

She really is a beautiful dog, so if you are considering getting another one, I'd suggest you look at older, unadopted dogs in the shelter, or maybe see if your local humane society has an older dog available to adopt.

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You have to ask yourself why you're making this decision. Did your vet think this was likely? It could be that this happened very quickly, and he thinks she got better before you got her home. If the answer is yes, take her back to the shelter. If no, then you've been misled and you can ask your vet what to do.

You have to ask yourself why you're making this decision. Did your vet think this was likely? It could be that this happened very quickly, and he thinks she got better before you got her home. If the answer is yes, take her back to the shelter. If no, then you've been misled and you can ask your vet what to do.

Thank you for your reply. My vet did think she had a yeast infection and said if it cleared up, there is nothing she needs to do. He said I should just watch her for a few days and give her some medicine and she would get better. He does not believe she is sick. I feel terrible for taking her home.

He did take her to a vet who did an endoscopy but she did not need to be on medicine. She was treated with an anti-fungal and it worked. I felt awful for what I did.

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