Truely -- I'm gonna add just a wee bit to this.
When they check a urinalysis "in house" essentially it comes up with a 'range' of infection cells to the amount of urine. These aren't nearly the right numbers but say the "ok" range is 10-15 and 16+ is "infection" -- if your dog gets a 15 technically he's 'ok' and a lot of vets will want to stick with that (particularly if the human comes in "thinking SHE knows and SHE isn't a vet!!!!!!!" -- so my guess might be that you were closer than HE wanted you to be so he gave you the antibiotic because it was likely borderline! Bad call on the vet's part. WHY didn't he say 'You know the results are a bit borderline so let's treat it *just in case*!" -- but some vets just don't want to encourage the human to do any thinking on their own -- they want THEIR tests to be the whole answer! (pardon me while I grrrooowwwwwwlllll mysefl!)
However, by this time you'd done the UTI thing and he'd royally dissed you on the flea treatment thing so YOU were nervous and unsettled. Likely Kord, by this time, was picking up that you weren't happy and then the vet likely was rough and he snapped.
Honestly, I think you had it in one in your own first post -- I think it's a communication thing between you and Kord and now *you* know more than you did when you walked in there. Kord has his limits -- and Kord may be more than a bit defensive of you and he may have pretty good 'sense' when it comes to which vets are truly on his side or not.
I never muzzle my dogs at the vets -- HOWEVER -- there are times when I **warn** the vet "Remember please -- THIS dog has his limits and the verty first time you examined his ears he snapped, however we've been working on this and Billy is gonna be REAL good ... aren't you Billy -- when Dr. B looks at your ears you BEE-HAVE ok? Dr. B is trying to help!"" -- this tells the vet and the tech to be darned careful. This also clues the dog that altho Mom may be stressed too, YOU mind your P's and Q's boy!!
Now here's where everyone is different -- I avoid 'big' vet clinics like the plague. I want to see the same vet and I go to enormous lengths to build a realtionship with THAT vet. Mostly I want consistency and I want to know the vet is gonna remember that spot I showed him/her the last time I was there.
And fwiw about the flea stuff -- I've got one dog that Frontline doesn't work well on -- but I've discovered Frontline *spray* works really well and lasts.
However -- this is not a sales pitch. BUT do remember that in some places, particularly when you've had an unusual weather year -- that *sometimes* it may be that this dog doesn't react well to this flea prep -- **HOWEVER** don't discount the fact that the fleas may jsut plain be SO bad in your yard right now that more are climbing on than die. And that can account for a lot.
I know I've been told by both the company and the vet that I can apply Frontline twice a month ... and in the case of a dog with flea allergy dermatitis (which if the dog is allergic to flea "spit" that's exactly what it is ... you may have to reapply more often because that allergy is heck when it gets started. The dog can suffer for MONTHS from just one darned old bite.
My old Prissy had flea allergy dermatitis and I've often wished the Frontline or Advantage had been "invented" back when she was around.
You may actually need to treat your yard, you may need to spray Kord with something almost every time the dog goes out. Someone on here has an essential oil spray they make up (and I keep saying I"m gonna copy it and I never do -- dang me!) -- that you could spray on before you let Kord out (particularly hit the legs/belly/chest/butt area) = not instead of the topical but IN ADDITION. When you have a flea allergic dog you just gotta do what you have ***gotta*** do.
Oh -- and back on the above -- EVERY time I go to the vet I take treats. The story I told about Billy (you know, cute little Billy the Venturing English Cocker spanYELL who is such a special little guy and who LOVES his vet visits???) -- yeah, the first time he met Dr. Bailey he was a major mess ear-wise, he shook his way thru his first visit, AND he tried to nail Dr. Bailey for looking into his ears!! Now yeah, his ears were hurting -- but we'd also just discovered that this incredible dog who 'loved children' (so we were told by the rescue) also became a blithering ball of jello with fear aggression when confronted by 5 year old little blond girls!!.
Sooooooooooooooooooo, we start with this major campagn to retrain him and to make sure he is accepting of vets -- both male and female. (Don't let Kord decide that male vets are bad guys -- there may come the day when he's in an e-vet and HAS to see a strange male vet and his life depends on it).
I took treats then, and I STILL take treats every time. I remind Billy to be patient and he'll get the good stuff. The vets (and often the vet staff -- particularly if they've had to take blood, do a catheter, or something else UGLY to him) are invited to let him have ALL the treats in that bag. I've brought everything from tiny little 'dietetic treats' to cut up rib-eye and watermelon. Whatever I needed to do *today* to motivate Billy to be more patient and to give the vet a good time too.
Remember -- (and I think this vet WAS a putz, I'm not defending him) -- vets get tired. Some days they must feel like all they've done is take blood, fecals, palpate a dog until they FIND the *hurt* and hurt the dog in the process, stretch a hurting dog further for x-rays and in short -- most of them became vets because they liked animals and I"m sure there are days when they feel a million miles from that. So -- being invited to just plain have 1 minute of pure FUN with a dog after you've had to do something nasty to them, and know that you don't have to 'stop' at ONE treat ... I've never yet met a vet who didn't completely appreciate that.
I've had people say to me "but vets SELL treats -- don't you feel funny taking treats in??"
Nope -- I don't. This isn't profit or loss -- this is "have fun with my dog and he LIKES these". In fact, I had a vet tell me a few weeks ago after I BOUGHT a bag of IVD treats *there* because I'd forgotten my baggie (my bad) -- the vet tells the tech to tell me "btw -- Dr. S says send the other ones next time -- Billy really doesn't like these as well but he was too polite to say no!" (laughter followed)
As a result, and it's taken nearly 3 years, but a whale of a lot of intense vet visits later (remember Billy is the one with the IMHA and he's been in and out of more ICU's in the past year than I wish he had) -- Billy goes totally ape-NUTS when we drive into ANY vet clinic.
Fearful? Heavens NO. This dog will walk perfectly on leash every time ANYwhere -- **except** at a vet. HE DRAGS ME IN THERE!!!
He can't wait. He whines, he shakes, he shivers, he is SO excited he can't contain himself. And all they're gonna do is PRICK HIM and draw blood or shove a cathether in him and take a urine sample or sometimes shove a big huge needle in his bladder to 'withdraw' a sterile urine sample?? Is this a good time?? NO
But gosh Truely -- he has learned to trust and love vets. And literally he has FIVE vet hospitals he goes to. U of FL, my holistic vet, my 'regular vet (who doesn't have Saturday hours), my vet's best friend's practice (which is way the other side of Orlando, and another practice that is *sigh* pretty close to home!! He loves them ALL!
I'm just saying Truely, I so understand. That day he went for Dr. B's juglular I almost DIED on the spot. But -- you know now Kord's got "limits" -- so you now have something to work with. Cos Kord actually has to tolerate even the jerks. (like I said -- if he winds up at the E-vet some night with something horrible, you want that vet to be able to handle him even if it's part of the "B" team working on the Holiday nite at 3 a.m. *sigh*).
Good luck. btw -- which antibiotic did they give you??