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If your dog has a bladder stone she will be predisposed to UTI's. Many times the bacteria live inside of the stone and antibiotics cannot reach that far. A course of antibiotics will treat an active UTI, but very soon after the course the infection will return. Removing the stone is the best course of action, no question about it.
The situation with the lymph nodes is concerning. I would, at the very least, have more of them aspirated or biopsied. When any tissue is necrotic it can be difficult to see what is truly going on. The anemia is also a concern. There are many causes of anemia and this should be explored further.
I wish I had more insight for you as to what is going on. I hope someone finds an answer for you and your dog very soon.
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Mark Nunez, DVM
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