Dog with increased urine but not drinking & fever

A friend of mine has a 2yr old chihuahua. She bought him from a pet shop when he was about 2mths old. He was sick and since then he has recurring UTI & Bladder infection. She has had him on iv antibiotics and fluids several times. Each time when the symptoms come back they are a little more severe. His urine changes to light color and large amounts. He yells out in pain when just walking across the room. Not frequent but he has done that several times. He shivers and feels warm to the touch. She has now taken him for a second opinion and was told his bladder is in the wrong place. This vet has made the suggestion that he do liver & intestine biopsy and also move his bladder at the same time. Her concern is the infection and the problems that may could cause. He has been sick this time since 02/18/10. Though he has shown improvement some days, most days it has been the same symptoms. She just don't know what to do or where to go from here. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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copnrob

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Also wanted to add that they have changed his food to can dog food and told her now that the can dog food could be the cause of the increased urine even though he isn't drinking much if any at all.

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HardyBoy

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poor guy!

Something like that is really tough to deal with, especially if it is obvious he is in a lot of pain.  Unfortunately I don't have much info to offer.  I would follow the vet's orders and hope he improves.  Maybe try getting a second opinion to see if the first vet missed something.

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