Waggy Tales – Teddi
In this waggy tale we meet Fiona Venters and her 4-year-old Cockapoo, Teddi.
Fiona first became concerned something may be wrong with Teddi, when she noticed her passing blood in her urine.
‘She had not been unwell at any point, but we did notice she needed to pee a lot. She has had a hysterectomy so we knew the blood she was passing must be from her bladder. We contacted the vets and she was given antibiotics for a suspected urine infection.’ Explains Fiona.
The antibiotics seemed to do the trick and Teddi was back to her regular toilet trips. However, two months later, Fiona noticed Teddi was passing blood again.
‘This time a urine sample was taken by the vet and sent off for testing. The results came back as abnormal. The tests highlighted a possible infection but also some abnormal cells.
Because of this more testing was carried out, including an aspirate of urine directly from her bladder and a scan. Teddi had to be sedated for the procedure, but because this all happened at the height of Covid, I was not allowed to accompany her.’
It was a stressful and worrying time for the Venters family, but thankfully, the testing and scan results returned showing normal results, and another urine infection was diagnosed.
‘She was given another course of antibiotics, and touch wood, has been fine since. The insurance made having the tests straight forward and we were able to get the reassurance of a scan rather than just antibiotics. The claims process could not have been easier. The paperwork was all handled by the vet who then dealt directly with Buddies.’
Teddi is now well and the family have seen no more blood. Teddi is back to her cheeky self.
‘She is a total character. She was once asked to leave a dog walking group for being so naughty – she likes to chase – anything but especially squirrels, and only comes back when she wants to, unless she thinks she might be left behind.’
A huge thank you to Fiona for sharing Teddi’s story. If you would like to know more about Buddies and the cover we can offer your furry friend, click here.