Luna is 4 months old tomorrow (7/6) and she has been pawing at her mouth a lot.  I know she is teething and just want to be sure that this is a reaction to that and not something more.  Today I thought she was scratching at her collar like usual, but she was definitely itching at her mouth.

Also, she's been on antibiotics for a UTI and I am noticing that the greenish discharge isn't going away after she pees; even though she's almost through with her meds after over 2 weeks.

Is this normal? I can't tell if I am just being a new over-paranoid puppy mom or if something is wrong.

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Comment by Linda on July 8, 2016 at 7:53pm

Thanks for the update.  Human kids sometimes have to have a baby tooth removed because it doesn't fall out on it's own, I suppose it could happen to our 4 legged kids too.  Hope this round of meds does the trick for Luna, poor baby. 

Keep us posted.

Comment by Lindsay on July 8, 2016 at 3:24pm
Took Luna to the vet yesterday. The pawing at her mouth stopped and they said not to worry, her mouth and teeth looked fine. They did find it curious that at 4 months she still has not lost 1 puppy tooth. In regards to the bladder infection issue, she is no longer exhibiting symptoms (except for greenish discharge) of infection, but they tested her urine and the results show the antibiotics are not working and the infection is still there. They gave me 10 more days of meds and special wipes to use twice a day in hopes that they will clear up the "puppy vaginitis" they're calling it. They usually grow out of it on their own, but the vet is concerned there might be some sort of "trench" that bacteria is getting caught in during evacuation... they think bacteria is catching somewhere in the urine bath and not in the bladder itself. At this point it's a waiting game for another week and a half and then i will take her back in. It's quite frustrating just waiting....
Comment by Jane Christensen on July 7, 2016 at 3:33am
Yes...please let us know know!
Comment by Linda on July 6, 2016 at 10:22pm

Please let us know how she is after your vet appointment.  Keeping good thoughts for an easy to fix problem.

Comment by Lindsay on July 6, 2016 at 4:00pm

Thank you so much everyone for your comments!  I checked her teeth and while there are no broken teeth, we had a toothbrush battle and she's not messing with her mouth anymore.  Pretty sure there was something caught in there.  As for the other issue, to the vet we go!! :-)  

Comment by Jane Christensen on July 6, 2016 at 11:44am

I agree with Beth and Linda. That doesn't sound good!

Comment by Linda on July 6, 2016 at 8:29am

I agree with Beth.  Better to have her checked out then you will know for sure.

Comment by susan on July 5, 2016 at 5:00pm

Does she cry or act like she is in any pain?  Have you looked in her mouth?  I know its hard to do, but look for a broken tooth.  Puppies chew on all sorts of things that could possibly break a tooth.  Even some of the bones and antlers that are suppose to be great chew toys are so hard that they have been known to break teeth. 

Comment by Beth on July 5, 2016 at 3:00pm

I'd have her checked, both for the mouth and the discharge.   Probably nothing super serious but worth investigating. 

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