PetMeds®: Blood in Dog’s Urine

 
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The presenting symptom of bloody urine in dogs can have many potential causes.  The most important historical question to ask an animal guardian with a dog having blood in its urine is to find out whether the bloody urine is associated with urgency, straining, increased frequency, or difficulty urination.  In those cases, one of the more common causes is overgrowth of various bacteria in the urinary tract, which is usually best treated by a veterinary exam, urine analysis and possibly prescription antibiotics by your vet for pet medicines like Amoxicillin, Clavamox, Cephalexin or Baytril. Most of the first time simple urinary tract infections usually respond within several days, however, if the symptoms are relapsing or don’t resolve, then a sterile urine culture is performed to look for resistant bacteria, thus allowing a better antibiotic selection, and/or x-rays performed to look for other abnormalities (like urinary tract calculi or stones).

If no known causes are apparent then a more complete workup including CBC/chemistry blood work, as well as ultrasound of the abdomen can be done to look for other abnormalities like hormonal disorders like Cushing’s disease, diabetes, as well as urinary tract anatomic abnormalities, in addition to even polyps or tumors, particularly in older pets. white-chihuahua

Many especially overweight dogs can sometimes have recurrent urinary tract infections because of anatomic problems associated with a deep seated or sunken vulva, as well as extra skin folds in the vaginal area, which may need surgical correction to prevent urinary tract infection relapse. Even after a thorough diagnostic workup, there are cases where veterinarians are not able to figure out why a pet has recurrent urinary tract infections, and in those cases, some vets will prescribe periodic or what is called pulse antibiotic therapy the first several days of each month, or low dose PM continuous chronic antibiotic therapy given at bedtime.

There are also holistic options that can be explored like homeopathy or traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture. I also will often supplement pets with simple signs of acute urinary tract infections or inflammations with great immune boosting supplements like the pet med Cranberry Relief, which can boost the immune system of the urinary tract, along with vitamin C at various dosages.

In the other less common cases, where there is chronic bloody urine in dogs or bloody discharge from the urethra, without signs of urinary tract straining, urgency or frequency, than those pets should have complete evaluation, including not only urine analysis/culture, but also full blood panels to screen for diseases that could be involved with bleeding or clotting disorders such as autoimmune diseases of the platelets, genetic clotting abnormalities, tick borne diseases, etc. With such a systematic approach to dogs with bloody urine as part of the historical complaint, most cases can be adequately diagnosed and controlled with time and patience.

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187 Comments

  1. Posted March 1, 2011 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    A pet is like a small kid, they need to get health care like humans beings, this issue is frequent in dogs and the post answers most questions but is always good to see the vet.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Whenever in doubt a veterinary exam and assessment is recommended.

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  2. kelly gilchrist
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I have a papillion male that is 1 yr old… today he peed 3 times in the house which he never does.. The pee was full of blood, what can I do for him since I can’t afford the vet at this time??? he isn’t running a fever and he is still active and he doesn’t seem to be in pain

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    lYou can try cranberry product from 1800petmeds as well as give vitamin C in form of ESter c at dose of 250 mg twice daily. See vet if signs persist as may need oral antibiotic or bladder x ray

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  3. Todd Hunt
    Posted May 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I rescued a male pit bull mix puppy in November 2010. He was malnourished and then he got an abcess on his face and went through ABT. He was neutered several weeks ago and during his recovery he pulled his sutures and had to be \glued\ back. Tonight when I got home he got excited and wet the floor and I noticed it was dark in color. He went outside and then I fed him his evening meal. He went to the door to go out and didn’t bark as normal but he urinated what appear to be bright red blood. He went outside and stopped and urinated again the same with one clot present. He drinks lots and is obsessed with water. He doesn’t appear to be in pain and he continues to be hyperactive. I will be taking him to the vet but in my 40+years of having pets I have never experienced anything like this. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sounds like your dog has secondary urinary tract infection likely from stress of recent surgery. I would return to vet for exam and evaluation for possible antibiotic therapy after urine is checked.

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  4. Posted July 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    I have a 2 1/2 year old female pit bull. that has been urinating frequenty and at the end of her pee the blood comes out. what do you think this may be. I have her scheduled for an appointment. thought there might be something i could give her in the mean time.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    May be simple urinary tract infection. Try cranberry tablets one or two tablets twice daily. Also vitamin C at dose of 1000 mg twice daily may help also. VEt exam will determine if urinary infection exists and whether antibiotics are needed.

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  5. cassie
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    my 12 year old female schnouzer is peeing blood i dont know what to do ? to help her and i dont need a vet bill unless i really have to.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Mostg likely a urinary infection, although this breed also sometimes can develop stones in the bladder as well. You could try cranberry tablets from health food store and vitamin C at dose of 500 mg twice daily. If no help or worsens you need vet exam, urine analysis and possibly x ray.

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  6. Lucy
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I too have a black lab that recently started peeing blood. Not every time she pees, but about half the time. She doesn’t appear to be struggling or in pain. I noticed it a lot tonight, and of course my vet is not open on Saturdays. Is the cranberry product mentioned in several articles here available at local stores, rather than Pet Meds? I want to try that immediately.
    Thanks,

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try cranberry tablets from health food store. One such brand is called cranactin. Also give vitamin C at dose of 500 mg twice daily.

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  7. Ameer Ferguson
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    My 12yr old pitbull is peeing blood i dont know what is going on. He doesnt seem to be in pain.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    He should have urine checked at vet for evidence of infection or crystals.
    You can try cranberry tablets from health food store in mean time, as well as vitamin C in form of Ester C at dose of 1000 mg twice daily

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  8. Eric
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    We rescued a 5 year old Havanese yesterday. We were told he was house trained and I did notice that he pees arounds the bushes only in the backyard. However, later in the day, he started peeing inside the house and we noticed some blood. I also noticed some blood on this penis right after he urinated but there was no wound. In the yard, he tries to pee several times within an hour but nothing comes out. I am not sure if this is UTI or some other infection or he is just trying to mark his territory. I am very much concerned about the blood I noticed in his urine. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    IT does sound like your new havanese may indeed have a urinary tract infection or possibly urinary crystals/stones. I would take him in for vet exam ande urine analysis. In meantime you can try cranberry tablets from health food store such as cranactin and giving vitamin C in form of ester C at dose of 500 mg twice daily.

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  9. Mindy G.
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I have a 13 year old Bischon terrier/Jack Russell mix that is peeing blood and seems to have incontenence issues. If I were to try the cranberry tablets and Ester C, what is the appropriate dose for this type/size of dog?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would try 250 to 500 mg cranberry tablets twice daily. 500 mg ester C twice daily.

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  10. Bobbi
    Posted September 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Our dog just began urinating blood today. The blood is dripping from his private area. It is very bright. He doesn’t seem to be in pain. Could this just be from a urinary infection? Thank you.

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  11. YOSHI
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Same with my dog, he’s a shitzu-poodle mix. I haven’t been home lately but my sister noticed that his wee wee pad is filled with blood & urine. I checked his *manhood* and found that it’s a bit swollen. He seems find to me, still plays, eat, sleep etc. but more whinny lately. I also know that he humps alot so occasionally his *manhood* does come out and back in. Can you please help? Is there any home remedies, I can help him with? Vet services are extremely expensive and can’t afford it at the moment. Please please help, thanks!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    This is not one that I would treat at home. you coudl try cranberry tablets from health food store and vitamin C in form of ester C at dose of 500 mg twice daily. However vet exam is best.

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  12. Mel
    Posted October 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this information. My sister is visiting and brought her dog and this happened to him. It was a relief to find answers to his problem on the 1800-PetMeds blog.

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  13. robert edelstein
    Posted October 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    my 9yr. old lab started urinating frequently today with slight traces of blood in her urine, is a vet visit required? or can this be treated with a recomended antibiotic.
    thankyou

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  14. Patty Fisk
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    my 6 yr old pomearrian has been showing signs of blood in his urine off and on for awhile.could he have a infection or something worse.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary infection or perhaps urinary tract stones. I would have vet exam and urine analysis to start.

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  15. Deb
    Posted October 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I have a 4 y/o male chihuahua, standard size, he is approx 8 to 10 pounds. He is not fat just very tal and muscular. To day I noticed several areas on my hard wood floors of urine mixed blood and when I took him outside he urinated as normal and then went around and lifted his leg to urinate on every bush but nothing came out. he doesnt appear to be in pain. He is acting normally. actually he is driving me crazy because my female is in heat and I have them separated since he is not nutured. He has never had blood in his urine before. I looked at his genital area and he has no swelling, no redness, no pain on palpation, and no evidence of blood. I did notice the blood in his urine outside, so I know it is him and where it is coming from. He appettite is normal and he is taking in fluids fine. Today is the first day I noticed this. I was wondering what I could give him before the vet visit. Thanks.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You could try cranberry product from 1800petmeds as well as vitamin C in form of ester C at dose of 250 mg twice daily. However if problem persists or worsens, best to see vet for exam and urine analysis. Prostate/urinary tract infection possible, as well as urinary tract stones.

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  16. Deb
    Posted October 27, 2011 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the info on my 4 y/o male chihuahua with the hematuria. But, I do have one more question for you. If it is a uti, (im going to try the cranberry and ester c of course) and he would need antibiotics. What would be the recommended one and the dose? I can get these myself from the er I work for (i am a er nurse and paramedic) I tend to take care of my pets myself including my horses. Or would it be prudent to just take him in to my vet?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Always best to have vet exam and urine analysis. Antibiotics are prescription items. I usually would use a quinolone, but cipro too high a dose in people. Augmentin drops 25 mg twice daily would be best guess I could give you, but again cant officially recommend that as this is prescription item.

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  17. john
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    i have just moved to i new home 600 miles north of where my dog grew up. he is drinking treated well water for the last 2 days. i notice today that he had blood in his urine. he has been peeing alot because of the new area, peeing on every tree he passes. should i be concerned, or is this because he is drinking new water and marking so many trees?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would consider a urinary tract infection and/or less likely urinary tract stones. I would recommend vet exam and urine analysis to rule this out. In mean time you can try cranberry product from 1800petmeds and/or cranberry tablets from health food store. A good product is called cranactin. Also consider vitamin C at dose of 500 mg twice daily.

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  18. Al
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    I have a three year old mixed breed dog that weighs 45 pounds and she has begun urinating in the house frequently which she never does. Yesterday her nose was warm and wet. Today it is cold and wet again. I also noticed blood in her urine when I got home and again when I took her out. I don’t have money for a vet right now. What dosage do you recommend for the cranberry and vitamin C? How do I administer the cranberry tablets and the vitamin c? Do I crush them up or feed them whole? Or can I buy powders? Then how much to give?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Powders or tablets can be used. Can be crushed in food or given by moth directly. Dose of vitamin C I would use is 1000 mg twice daily and dose of cranberry would be 500 m twice to three times daily. Can also get cranactin from health food store and follow human dose. BEst to have vet exam though if signs persist.

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  19. Yazmin
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    My 7 year old boxer is peeing blood. He is unresponsive, quiet, and sad. He does not want to eat and barely drinks water. His breathing is also a bit heavy. We have given him amoxicillin. We’re so worried! Please advise on what to do?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would have another vet exam and blood work and x rays to see if any other diseases going on including bladder stones, as well as check of liver/kidney function, etc.

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  20. Posted November 26, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    6.5 yr pomeranian=16 lbs-no fever-on bland diet-panting-peeing and popping ok-wants to be carried outside pee’s sits there till picked up shivering-tests show trace of bld urine and thyroid levels low doing more testing-this dog always barks-no barking only way he calms down is with a little benadril. Vet will try antibiodics-culture and more thyroid levels=do they know what there doing or guessing

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Not likely thyroid disease. I would recommend x rays and possibly ultrasound to get at underlying causes in this case. Antibiotics worth a try, but these other tests may be needed for diagnosis. Panting usually just means discomfort. Have vet check spine as well for possible disc issue.

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  21. Lois Carrington
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Morris is eight. He is a pointer cross. He has symptoms of constant blood stained drips, frequent urination, (some accidents indoors), loss of weight. He was 40 kilos and now he is down to 34kilos. He is beginning to look skinny, though he eats well twice daily. Increasing his meal size causes him to vomit the whole lot back. He accepts extra biscuits though. He runs well still, but can just collapse on the beach when we are walking.

    We came from France last year and I took him back there to see his old vet because the UK vet said it was not possible for her to do a rectal exam since his rectum is too long.

    He was tested for crystals in the urine and UTI and twice prescribed antibiotics and pain killers though I have no real evidence Morris has pain.

    French vet examined him at once when we got there, and stated his prostate is extremely irregular and enlarged. She suspected cancer, and said I should consider euthanasia soon. There is no treatment. We could have a biopsy to prove this but there is little point since there is no treatment, and in any case he would be very distressed about this procedure.

    He has great trouble evacuating feces, and I often need to clean him because unfinished feces are hanging out.

    Morris does keep trying to lick his clean rear end and seems concerned about his anus.

    He seems to have become intolerant recently, and a friend who had looked after him for me when I was away last week said he attacked another dog that he passed when she was walking him on the lead. She refuses to look after him again.

    I have never known my lovely dog behave in this way.

    Is there anything I can do? I feel I am letting him down if I don’t let him live. Yet he could be in pain? I do not want to use drugs to keep him in a drugged state for the rest of his life.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    There is a prescription medicine known as piroxicam which can help bladder or prostate inflammation and even if there is cancer present. you may want to consider a homeopathic veterinarian in France who may be able to offer palliative care as well. To learn more about homeopathy see http://www.beyondflatearth.com as well as my website http://www.canineworld.com/drdym. The piroxicam and/or metacam prescription may help with urinary discomfort.

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  22. Lois Carrington
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your reply.

    I saw a new vet today in the UK; she has taken bloods and again done a rectal exam. She phoned tonight to say his bloods are fine in terms of red and white cells platelets etc.

    She emptied his anal glands which simply must have helped to relieve his symptoms there. She intends to scan him, aspirate cells for biopsy and also remove his testicles tomorrow. She says this will make the prostate shrink.

    She still holds out hope the cancer may be benign, because of the blood results she said.

    I will tell her of your advice so it can be used also. Thank you so much for your care.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Interestingly prostate cancer is much higher in neutered than nonneutered pets. However if your pet has simple prostatic enlargement, then surgical neutering should solve the problem.

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  23. Megan
    Posted December 20, 2011 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    I have a dachshound that is 7 years. she just recently had one of her disc slip and now she’s peeing blood.. could it be all the meds that she was on? i don’t have money that this time to take her to the vet but i would like to find something that might help her

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try cranberry tablets from health food store, as well as holistic remedy tinkle tonic by http://www.animalessentials.com Best though to have vet exam as may need antibiotics for urinary tract infection.

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  24. Isel
    Posted December 22, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    My 11 day old puppy just started to pee blood. took him to the vet today because of blood in stool. they told me he had hypothermia and hypoglycemia. they gave him sugar water and told me to feed him formula every 2 hrs and keep him warm. I’ve been doing that and then this happened, and I don’t know what to do. I did get him a little too warm on the hot pad (101.2) but I gave him 1 ml of mild temp water to try and cool him down. could that have done it, or something else?

    Thanks!

    p.s. he is very underweight, only .2 lbs

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would take puppy back to vet as in my opinion needs hospitilzation and injectable sugar/IV fluids in hospital.

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  25. Morpy
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    We have purchased or a CO owners with a breeder of a 3yr Pedigree Rottwieler and after he went back to the previous owners (Breeders) for serving (condition of contract) he has started to pass clots of blood. We called a vet and she diagnosed exactly the cause and to back that up we took him and had an ultra sound done also cafata’s inserted in the urinary track and found crystals.
    He was put on a special diet SD product by hills in Australia, and antibiotics, this cured him. Then some two weeks later it is back. And this time worse?

    We are now looking at surgery plus cleaning the urinary track along with the urethra and now castration.

    We did not want to go for the castration because of his breeding and quality of dog.

    But it looks like no other option.

    We also tried to get help from the breeder as to cost’s as it was caused by them from the bitch along with torn ligaments in his right shoulder and broken declaws.

    The the latter we had them pay but the blood has shown up later although our vet is aware of a white mucas on his penis at that time and put it down to his hormones being high. later

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sorry to hear of the urinary problem. Does sound like surgery is best option at this point.

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  26. Morpy
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    We have spent now over $1400.00 even before the operation on vetinary bills along with test’s and special diet and medication.
    We adore this beautiful boy and all the previous owners offer is to give us our money back and she will look after him as she works for a vet.
    Some comfort to us after owning him for 8mths and moulding him into a gentle giant.

    She when he was serving this bitch was to have served another only she was to late in season, so after the injuries that he sustained from the first, we wonder how he would have came back.

    It was only when he was being dropped off that we notice his sore leg (Shoulder) and they said “Oh yes he has hurt his leg” that was all they offerd until later that night he started to cry and whimper when walking that I contacted her and said we were taking him to our vet for a check up, boy did we cop some abuse and an earful.

    Later the next morning she contacted us to find out the vet’s details and phoned them giving her card number so as to pay that.
    But this issue we are landed with.

    Knowing how he was treated he is never going back to them again.

    I thankyou for having a great site.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You are very welcome. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  27. Morpy
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    That is the $450.00 CO ownership money only, not the $1400.00 ++ what is next.

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  28. Morpy
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Thanks Dr Michael, we have an update as of yesterday, we had him to our vet (Sunday Australia time) and did some more scan plus inserting cafatas along with 3 containers of saline to flush him out, we did get some crystals in the flush but are still quite alot more on the scan.

    Ovet phoned a specialist in Sydney and he told him not to operate as this can be controlled by a special diet but we have to stop the bleeding first.

    We did have him booked originally today for surgery and castration. But luckily he had this convultion of blood clots on Saturday night to bring this to a head and now this out come.

    The surgeon stated that he should not be used for breeding in the future and this we all feel the previous owners were aware of this problem and just passed him on to us without telling us.

    People well up in the Rottwieler Club here in Australia are now aware and do not speak highly of these previous owners re health not treating of dogs.

    We are in this for the long haul for the dogs sake as there is no way he is going any where.

    Thanks for your input but the specialist has said no to operating also to castration along with never to breed off him, like the previous owners have now several times..

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  29. Elizabeth
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    I have an 11 year old spayed female blue heeler mix. This morning at around 3 am she started crying togo out which is very unusual for her. She went outside and assumed the position but just dribbled. Then when I got up at 4am (we have a three month old baby) there was a little puddle on the floor which was blood tinged. She has a history of seizures but hasn’t had one in over a year. She is not taking any medication. I’m assuming this could be a UTI but i’m afraid it might be stones. Having a new baby puts us in a tight financial position so a trip to the vet may be out of the question. Any suggestions?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Urinary tract infection is possible as well as urinary tract stones. Not one I would advise treating at home. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis to help sort out.

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  30. Morpy
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    We had to change medication as he started to vomit and it turns out that the Clav in amoxylclav was the problem.

    He had an injection for nausioua and a Hydra Bath so as to cheer him up and keep up his hi spirit about visting the vet.
    We also have stopped the sedatives as he is quiet in general.

    The blood is not as bright today plus the PH is starting to change it is now a pale orange so is heading in the right direction.
    We are very lucky in getting help as the vetinary hospital that we go to is on call 24/7 and you talk to a person plus they have over 20 vet’s available from the same vetinary hospital plus a vet specialist on phone call even weekends.
    The animal comes first no matter what, and that includes money, get the pet or your mate right and worry about the money later.
    We also have our regular vet that is mobile and only charges normal rates even after hours including weekends.
    We have been so fortunate in this matter with them.
    Rottweiler club members (Breeders) have also been very helpful) unlike the horrible previous owners. We will be taking action against them with the support of many.
    Thanks for a great site.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Thanks for sharing your story and progression.

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  31. Morpy
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    I would also like to mention that the vet’s also allow you in the room / operating room etc with your pet / mate at all times. We were able to help at all times plus able to help, this helps your pet from fretting. Att all times our boy had no sedation even with the cafata’s and urine needles etc. He has a heart of gold.

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  32. Morpy
    Posted January 13, 2012 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Yesterday we had another issue with a build up or clot of crystals in the urine track near the uretha.
    We were monitoring his urine and it was only very weak then nothing? this we monitored for an hour and after a short walk nothing changed.
    We contacted the vetinary hospital and took him and did ultra sound and xray’s plus cafata’s and saline in to try and find the blockage.
    On the xray’s we found a 2 inch long clot of crystals after the uretha and in the urine track.
    It took 3 packs of saline to loosen the crystals and get a urine flow. this went on from 12:00pm till 03:00pm to free.
    We stayed local in the area after helping the vet will all of this just to make sure the urine was free of blockages.
    Today it is not quite normal as yet but a greater improvement.
    We still have him on a SD diet and have ordered the CD dry food maintainence diet food to carry on.

    So monitor you pets urine and flow rate after crystals.

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  33. Steak
    Posted January 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I have a five year old australian shepard/hound mix last eek I noticed a bump with a little knob on his ribs by his belly, now today I noticed blood in his urine. I have no idea what this might be and I am kinda worried about it.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have bump looked at by vet who can aspirate lump to make sure not a cancer of some kind. Blood in urine could be infection which can be ruled out with urine analysis.

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  34. Sarah W
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I have a 5 year old, male, dachshund terrier mix who over the past year has been to the vet about 10 times with what they tell me is ‘chronic inflammation of the bladder wall’. They are not sure that there is an infection because there are no white blood cells in his urine, but his Ph is always high. The vet puts him on antibiotics and then his urine returns back to normal. However, after a few weeks his urine is dark red again with no other signs of straining or excessive thirst. He has had ultrasounds, x rays, blood tests, and a urine culture–all with no reasoning. We have been to four different vets searching for answers, all with no avail. We give him filtered water and prescription food and he takes cosequin DS every day.
    Do you have any advice for us? I’m not sure where to go next.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You could check and ask for referral to vet internist in your area to make sure nothing has been missed in what sounds like an extensive workup. You could also consider alternative approach including classical homeopathy, which takes time, patience and committment. To learn more see http://www.beyondflatearth.com Also see my website http://www.canineworld.com/drdym. Many homeopathic vets offer long distance phone consults as well.

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  35. Kristen
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    My boyfriend’s male dog is 7 years old and has blood that drips from his penis all over the floor off and on and we dont have the money to take him to the vet what could be causing this? It doesn’t happen all the time but every now and then it will drip throughout the day. His urine looks dark but I’m not sure that it has blood. Please let me know what we should do?!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary or prostate infection. Not much you can do at home. BEst to take to vet for exam and urine analysis.

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  36. Morpy
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    An update, our Rotti is loosing weight at about 2kg every 10 days on the SD Hills diet. We do a PH test every 2 days and it changes from green to orange nearly every 3rd test.

    We will take him to the vet in the next few days and do another x-ray / ultrasound to check on the crystals.

    Hopefully they are dissolving, but we are still getting a few drops of blood now and again.

    I have contacted another Pet Produce (Food) manufacturer about this weight loss and they are looking into a special diet especially for drinking water to help pass the crystals.

    I will update you with the outcome as it seems it is a long lasting issue and hard to get rid of.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Thanks for updating us on your rotti’s progress.

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  37. Mj
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    I have a 18lbs. 22-month shih tzu. At times, he has the blood in his urine, increase thirst, and minor incontinence (only if he’s running around the house at a million miles per minute and wears himself out). I believe, it is an UTI. Can’t afford vet; not working. He eats ‘NOW” organic dry food. I’ve started him on the cranberry relief thru 800-petmeds. I have noticed that 37mg of ester-C is in each scoop (1cc dose) of cranberry relief. He gets 1&1/2 scoops BID so that includes 55.5 mg of ester-C. Totaling 111mg per day of ester-C. Does he still need to take 250mg of regular ester-C BID by itself? Ester-C taste so awful. But he likes the cranberries in the cranberry relief. And most important, how long does he need to continue this cranberry regimen? Thanks.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would continue the cranberry tablets another few weeks. I do find the higher dose of ester C quite helpful.

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  38. Morpy
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Update: I asked our vet if we could add cranberry capsules to his diet and I showed them the information about cranberry and they agreed. Since this his urine is a lot stronger even only after 1 1/2 days at 1 tablet 1000mg with 50mg of vitamin C morning and night with meals. I have also ordered the Ester-C in powder for so as to mix it with his food and water. This is along with the Hills SD. He is feeling a lot happier even only after just over a day on the cranberry capsule.

    He is now also having 1 can of Hills SD morning and 2 cans at night now with the cranberry capsule.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Thanks for keeping us updated. Glad to hear that things are going well.

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  39. Morpy
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Latest news on to our boy, we have the latest results back from the Science lab, they have confirmed it is Calcium Oxalate othes spell oxalate another way but is the same.

    We now have to change his diet to Hills UD. Have we any other options apart from the major one that is surgery and re routing the urine track and nutering him. This will be our last option.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Thanks for keeping us updated.

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  40. Courtney
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I have a 4 year old Pit/Shepard mix, in August of last year she started to get UTI’s. One in August then October and just recently I took her in and she had blood in her urine. The vet felt on her stomach area and she did not show any pain or tenderness which made him think no stones. He did a check on her anatomy area and found that her vulva is covered by skin, therefore creating a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Is this procedure safe?

    Thank you for your help

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    Courtney Reply:

    Sorry he recommended a nip and tuck type of procedure… is that safe?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Answered previously.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    The nip and tuck procedure is commonly done and is safe.

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  41. Christy
    Posted February 7, 2012 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    My 4 y/o Shitzu mix has hematuria. We just noticed it today. I took him to vet, checked his urine , positive for blood not, leukosites, . xray showed nothing unusual. vet gave him a round of antibiotics and steroids ., Will recheck in 10 days.
    My question is can it be a UTI without showing leukosytes?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Urinary tract infections can occur without showing white blood cells in the urine on occasion.

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  42. Courtney Case
    Posted February 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    We have a 3 year old pug and he had blood on his little doggy bed today and it there was some blood in teh middle of his pee on his puppy pad. Does this sound like a UTI?

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  43. Julia
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I have a 10 year old Pekinese that just sent for him recently because we moved. Since he arrived hes barely eating he urinated very little and started urinating on himself in the house. Now when we take him out he starts urinating blood. He did have a liver and kidney screening along with some blood work done before we sent for him but they said everything was fine. I keep seeing things about 1800petmeds do you need a prescription for them?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Prescriptions are needed for antibiotics. I would also recommend x rays to rule out bladder stones.

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  44. Morgan
    Posted February 21, 2012 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    We have a 5 year old pug who has been urinating blood for the past 2 years now. It did not start as pure bloody pee. At first it was pink tinged pee. But developed more blood over time. Now it looks like she pees pure blood, with clots. And the pee smells so badly like amonia! Like when you pee in the toilet and dont flush for a few days. It’s horrible. She does not strain. She does not act in pain when she pees or any other time. Not obsessed with food or water. She acts normal, happy, as ever. We have been to the vets several times. Vet thought bladder infection each time. We did various types of antibiotics with her. There was slight improvement. But the meds never cured her. Each time they try a different antibiotic thinking maybe the last one wasn’t good enough. Maybe it was resistant. But each new antibiotic doesn’t do it. Cephalexin, Amoxicillan, Tylan, to name a few. There was others as well. We are very worried about what is going to happen if we cannot get this under control. She is not in pain right now….but dear lord when you see her pee pure thick bright blood…you would think she must be. And you know its only a matter of time before something worse happens from it. Any suggesstions? We are out of money for the vets right now.. they have just eaten up all our money.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Ultrasound should be done of bladder to look for hidden stones, polyps and less likely tumors. Also could be good case to work with homeopathivet vet like myself or others. To learn more about homeopathy see http://www.canineworld.com/drdym, as well as http://www.beyondflatearth.com Homeopathy does take time and patience to help, but may be worth it if you are not getting anywhere with your conventional vets.

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  45. Ron
    Posted March 18, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I have a 4 yr.old female cocker spaniel.She is spayed,but the vet left a small piece of her ovary?He recommend she be spayed again.She has has just finished a heat.However,it did not last more than 2 weeks and did not bleed heavily.It’s been about 3 weeks since she stopped bleeding .Yesterday she peed blood in her urine and did again two or three times.This was in the house-she never does.Also,she is going many more times.
    Finally,is this peeing normal under the circumstances and/or should I have her spayed again.

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  46. Suzanne
    Posted March 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    We have a 7year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel female. She has been acting quite normal, but over the last few weeks, she has had a few drops of blood at the end of urination. I have also found a small blood clot one time. It has become very consistent with blood in her pee every time she goes now, but when it started, it was very random. Also, yesterday, she had 3accidents on our kitchen rug-they were small amounts each time. Our dog usually pees large amount infrequently throughout the day. I took her to the vet today and they are running some blood work to check her kidneys and I need to collect a urine sample and take it back to them for testing. Does this sound like a UTI? also, vet mentioned that Cavaliers have kidney issues-is this true? I have not heard that before and am a bit Leary as we are currently expats in Finland and there is a bit of a language barrier.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I am not familiar with specific king charles kidney issues. Does sound like possible UTI and may need antibiotiic. You can try cranberry tablets from health food store to see if may help.

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  47. Posted March 22, 2012 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Yes I have a chinease crested powder puff and she has poodle in her also she started squating frequently and she started peeing blood. The vet put her on amoxicylin and after 4 days she was no better. He then put her on clavimox and she still is peeing blood,but not all the time. It is like her pee is clear of a morning but at the end of the day she seems to start peeing blood again.At first she was running a slight fever and it seems to have come down to normal but she still acts like she doesnt feel good. Is that a sign that something bad is wrong? HELP

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would return to vet and have x ray of bladder to rule out possibility of bladder stones which may need surgical removal.

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  48. Sandy
    Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    My dog (chihuahua/dachsund mix) was just diagnosed with a stone in her bladder and had to have it surgically removed. I paid to get the stone analyzed and they said it contained magnesium and calcium. They said it was caused by giving her \human food\ and \cheap dog food\. They are prescribing the CD diet dog food for 2-3 months, then Science Diet. Do you think this is my only option, or can you suggest other options.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try other home cooked options. See book by Donald Strombeck on canine home diets. He has recipes in there for dogs with stones. Google the book and you should find it

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  49. Becky
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I have an 8 year old rottie that never has accidents in the house and had 4 today and some had blood in them. I have keflex in the house should I go ahead and get her started on it?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Keflex is ok to start on but best to check with your local vet, as well as having exam and urine analysis as well at the vet.

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  50. Posted March 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    I took my dog to another vet today, I have the chinease crested powder puff and he seems to think it is a bad bladder infection.He put her on 2 different meds, one pill and the other liquid. he said if she didnt get better in 2 weeks he would xray her. He said that he couldnt feel any stones, is xrays not the only way to tell if they have stones? I just hope he is right and she gets better thanks

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  51. Posted March 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    I took my dog to another vet today, I have the chinease crested powder puff and he seems to think it is a bad bladder infection.He put her on 2 different meds, one pill and the other liquid. he said if she didnt get better in 2 weeks he would xray her. He said that he couldnt feel any stones, is xrays not the only way to tell if they have stones? I just hope he is right and she gets better. Do you think hes right?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I think x ray is indeed the next step to see if any bladder stones.

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  52. Joy
    Posted April 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I have a maltipoo and she is normally a happy dog, playful and loving. She is laying more and I noticed she peed on her nap pillow. Onyx never pees inside unless I do not get her out in time, she is very good with her bathroom habits. I noticed however that there is blood in her urine. She also started sporadically squatting to pee but nothing would come out. I know when I have had a UTI you get that sensation to pee so I wondered. I have also been washing her often as she is licking back there ALLOT.

    I read that giving them apple cider vinegar to water is good but I want to make sure. I am disabled, do not drive. But from what I read acid from a fruit juice or vinegar can be good. In all honesty my nerves are shot. I can not stand for her to feel bad but my resources are slim. (Ergo have to wait for my disability income) I have orange juice here as well. I would like to do something good for her until we can go so she is more comfortable

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would try cranberry tablets or juice as alternative to vinegar for a suspected urinary infection. 1800petmeds also has an excellent cranberry product.

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  53. Posted April 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    What dose is good wjth the cranberry tabs? Is there anything else that I need to give with the cran tabs? Thanks

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Try 250 to 500 mg cranberry tablets once to twice daily with food.

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  54. SLS
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    My 10 year old lab has red blood cells in his urine according to our vet after doing his yearly senior bloodwork and urinalysis. She did an xray and no stones showed up. He is not straining when urinating or showing any other signs of distress. What should we do from here?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would jsut monitor the situation for development of any clinical signs. Also a urine culture may be helpful as well in this case to rule out hidden infection.

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  55. Morpy
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    Well a lot has gone on since my last contact. Our boy has had to be operated on. He had his testicles removed and has had a full urine track done.

    I turned out being Cystine uroliths, so we had to make up our minds after he got blocked completly. We took him to the vets at midnight on a Monday Night then back at 7:00am the next morning to operated on.
    It is a heck of a thing to go through but the way our vet did it was to bring his urine track out in between the back legs instead of out the rear. This is the better option in the long term.
    We have now spent over $5000.00AU on this issue.

    The below is from Hills:

    “Cystine
    Guidelines to aid in the management of uroliths composed of cystine.
    Medical and Nutritional Considerations Prevention is aided by the production of an alkaline urine (pH 7.5- 8.0), with a low specific gravity ( 1.020) and reducing the dietary intake of protein. Persistent urine pH readings below the expected range while feeding Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Canine u/d® is suggestive of (i) poor dietary compliance, and/or (ii) inability of the individual dog to appropriately alkalinise its urine. The feeding of bones or treats should be discontinued. It is not acceptable to dilute therapeutic foods with regular dog food, rice/vegetables as this may negate the effectiveness of the preventative diet. Ensure any concurrent UTI is adequately controlled Cystine urolithiasis is a heritable metabolic defect, with certain breeds at increased risk including English Bulldogs and Newfoundlands. In Australia there appears to be an increased incidence in Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, Australian Cattle Dogs and Rottweilers.
    Recommended Nutritional Management
    Aids to Prevention – following surgical removal via cystotomy Feed a quality maintenance food for 10-14 days during recovery from surgery (eg Hill’s Science Diet® Canine Adult or Mature). After suture removal, feed Canine u/d. Monitor pH after 7-10 days to ensure an average urine pH of 7.5 and dilute urine is achieved. If urine pH is consistently below 7.5 for dogs fed Canine u/d, the addition of potassium citrate is recommended starting with an initial dose of 25mg/kg BID with food, then titrate to effect to a maximum dose of 75mg/kg BID with food. Perform urinalysis fortnightly 2 to 3 times, then monthly for 3 months, then 3 to 6 monthly as circumstances dictate, to ensure the urine is free of crystals, the specific gravity is 1.020 and the urine pH is 7.5. Penacillamine (D-Penamine®) should be considered if urolith prevention cannot be maintained solely by diet. Moderate Polyuria/Polydipsia, low BUN and USG are expected when dogs are fed Canine u/d. Cystine urolithiasis tends to be highly recurrent even with ideal management. Dietary modifications are aimed at reducing their rate of recurrence.”

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Thanks for sharing. Hopefully the dietary changes recommended wlil help in prevention.

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  56. Morpy
    Posted April 30, 2012 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    I would like to let you all know that we lost our long hard fought battle with these Cystine Uroliths crystals. After doing the operation they still continued and only got worse, the more we did the worse they got.
    Even after the urinary track operation and the widening of the uretha to help the crystals pass, they just got bigger and worse.
    We were passing Saline through and pumpling it out and crystals galore along with gravel from them appeared. We tried another way with the Saline and that was to just warm it up in the microwave. This seemed to us they did not like the warm saline and how angry they seemed as they got bigger and just blocked the urine track. Anyone familiar with the game Pacman, this would be the best explanation of what they were like.
    Our vet’s did everything possible if not more as they to were determined to beat this. But Friday just past after the last five days of flushing two and three times daily and seeing on the scope how big they were getting we had no other option. We purchased him just 12mths prior for my wifes Birthday and had to put him to rest on her Birthday. Her was only 4 days off turning 4yrs of age. In the time from December 2011 till last Friday we have spent over $6000.00AU on trying to beat it.

    Thank you all for allowing me to use your site and do hope that others with this issue have far far better luck that we did.

    I found a Human site on these Cystine Urothis Crystals and in explaining how painful and the experience of a human, after learning more about this if you replace the human with your pet it is true to the words. One was that they suffer Depression and don’t want to be left alone, that is so true and another that it is like putting a knife between your ribs and twisting and twisting it. It is so cruel.

    Thank you all so much.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Morpy. I am indeed sorry to hear of your loss. IT does sound like everyone did everything humanely possible to try and help the situation. These stones are indeed difficult to treat and cure. My heart and thoughts are with you.

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    Morpy Reply:

    Thank you Dr Michael Dym, yes we could not have asked for better people to help us. I have to thank our Mobile Vet in Taree NSW Sue Avery, as she diagnosed the symptoms straight away. She put us in contact with the Wingham Vet Hospital in NSW and Peter Rourke / Sue Harvey and the most wonderful staff ever tried and tried and wished for him to get better. He was a big beautiful boy. He let the vet put the catheters in for flushing and after his operation the camera without any medication. Peter Rourke told us he was so smart and clever that he knew that we were trying to help him right though the whole thing. Also that he was the best ever that he had worked on. Words can’t explain the help support and affection that we got from all right through this.

    We thank you too for your site and allowing for us to find information and this was the first site that I started from for help when we new what the crystals were. Again thank you for your thoughts and wishes

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  57. jody
    Posted April 30, 2012 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    we have a 11 yr old belgium malinois and she has started urinating all over our kitchen floor daily.now there is blood in it and very strong amonia smell.she does have a couple smaller lumps in her groin.she is not in pain but rarely comes out of our room and is only eating and drinking half of what she normally does.she still goes for walks and is so very happy to see us.normally she asks to go outside but has stopped now.she has had a uriniary infection before and this is definately not one.i know this is about the age of ending maturity for them.is it just her age?also would it be infectious for our new puppy?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Not likely contagious to new puppy. Sounds like urinary infection. Go to vet for exam as still could be urinary infection. Bladder stones are also possible so urine analysis and x rays would be recommended. You could try cranberry product from 1800petmeds to boost urinary tract immune system as well.

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  58. Jenn
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    My 7 yr old Lhasa Apso was peeing blood 2 months ago and the vet put him on a course of Baytril. Everything was fine after the antibiotics so we did not have to take him back in for a re-check. Yesterday he started peeing blood again. It started out brown and still is brown with a tint of red. Could this be another UTI or something more serious? He doesn’t seem to have a problem peeing and he’s eating and drinking fine.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Another urinary tract infection is possible as well as possible bladder stones which can also cause relapsing blood in urine. MAy be best to take him back to vet for exam and x ray.

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  59. Loretta
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    My puppy is undergoing frequent and urgent urination as well as blood in the urine. Is it safe to give her Nitrofurantoin Macro? How many milligrams for a 20lb puppy?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I have not used this drug in puppies so cant recommend it. Best to take to vet for likely script for antibiotic like amoxicllin or clavamox.

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  60. lindsey
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    what does it mean when my brothers dog is peeing blood and it has a smell too it

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could mean a urinary tract infection. I would have vet exam and urine analysis to rule this out.

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  61. Katy
    Posted May 18, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    my 7 year old rat terrier has epilepsy and is on 2 types of meds. she uses potty pads, but does have accidents off the potty pads about once a week. she just peed on the carpet and i realized there was a small amount of blood in it. i am suppose to leave town in the morning (she is coming with me), should I take her to the vet instead of leaving town for 24 hours, or could I wait till we get back? she doesn’t seem to be in pain and there is no blood on the potty pads.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Probably best to see vet first before you leave town to have blood in urine evaluated more fully.

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  62. Julia
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    Today I picked up my male Chihuahua mix from running around all day and I was about to take him inside when I noticed that he was bleeding A LOT from is penis and he only started after I picked him up. Then I took him to the bathroom and washed him off and laid him down in a blanket and he stopped bleeding and was fine. About 5 minutes later I checked on him and when he saw me he stood up and started bleeding again so I just left him alone for a few hours because I had a meeting to go to and when I came home 6 and a half hours later it looked he hadn’t bled at all then I picked him up and walked him to his crate to go to sleep when I saw more blood droplets on the floor so I just wrapped him up in a blanket and towel and put him in his crate to sleep. I don’t want to take him to the vet unless I absolutely need to, I would rather use homeopathic remedies. Do you know what this could be and why its happening? How can I help my baby?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be prostate or bladder infection, as well as clotting disorder. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis at least before I can make any at home recommendations.

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    Steviecreed Reply:

    Hi my mums 11year Los staff has today urinated blood she has never had any problems and been vets for her boosters since she been 10weeks old, she has never urinated in the family home but today she has which is very much not like her, she is going tomorrow for immediate tests, anything u could advise me so we know what to expect many thanks

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  63. Derek
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    My 3 year old corgi is peeing very frequently today, at least once an hour, diarrhea twice today, and there has been blood the last two urinations. I’m hoping the blood is from frequency of peeing. He isn’t whining or being extra needy. We played fetch twice today, he still canters behind us around the house, and just jumped onto the couch with me, so there isn’t any lethargy. We adopted him March and switched his food from whatever the shelter was giving him to Wellness Super5Mix and after several days he had this same problem, but no blood that I noticed. We added wet food to his diet and dash of salt to his water to promote hydration, it resolved itself after a day or so. Turns out he has an allergy to Wellness, started chewing his feet, so we stopped the Wellness and switched to Canidae 9 days ago. When he pees, it is clear at first, then drips of blood at the end. Is this just a reaction to switching his foods? I never had this problem with my cocker or retriever, but from everything I’ve read Corgi’s have sensitive urinary tracts.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try cranberry tablets or extract to see if it can help but need vet exam and urine analysis to rule out infections and other issues to see if antibiotics or other prescription medications needed.

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  64. My dog rocks!
    Posted June 4, 2012 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    My 9.5 yr old female German shep/ husky mix has a little blood in her urine about half the time over the last two days. She is otherwise playful, energetic, eating and drinking well. She’s peeing a little but more often than usual.

    Last time this happened a year ago, there was no crystals in her urine. A friend told me that maybe sge’s getting too much protein in her diet.

    What could be the cause other than UTI? What are the treatments for each of those causes? In what order should I tackle them where it would be the safest for her while not running up costs unnecesarily?

    Thanks!

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  65. Jennifer
    Posted June 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    My dog has brown pee this morning looks like blood but its a dark brown color what do i do?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary tract infection. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis to sort this out.

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  66. Billie Jo
    Posted June 10, 2012 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    I have two chihuahua’s one male who is 3yrs old. nutered. i have a female that is 4yrs old which is spayed. i came home today and i looked on their pee pad and noticed 2 medium sized droplets of blood, in urine. im not sure which one is bleeding.? what could cause this? or is it serious. and both were fixed over a year ago. eating and drinking just fine. both a little over weight by a lb or so. male is 11lbs female 10lbs. i noticed the male (sox) trying to pee on almost everything we go around. seems like hes trying to mark his territory, but sometimes he hikes his leg trys to pee and dosent? also the female doesnt pee everytime i take her out, she normally pees alot, so im not sure if shes just having pain and maybe thats why she pees on the pee pads? the male also has been drinking ALOT of water which isnt exactly normal? i just moved them from ohio to arizona so i dont know if the climate difference could have something to do with it or not?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Both may have urinary tract infection. Sometimes dogs can develop bladder stones as well. A vet exam and urine analysis on both dogs is recommended.

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  67. Billie Jo
    Posted June 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    thanks alot. i also monitered them today and im not seeing any blood could it just be a fluke thing where they had a little blood and its fine now or should they be examined for sure?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Yes You could monitor them but I would probably drop off a urine sample at your vet to have checked.

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  68. Lori
    Posted June 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    My 5 year old male Bolognese (italian version of the bichon) has been urinating more frequently even having accidents in the house which is not like him for the past 6 months, as well as stinky flatulence. 2 months ago he had blood in his urine, the vet treated him for urinary track infection with antibiotics, even though his blood tests really didn’t indicate so. 2 weeks ago his back leg was suddenly swollen (no trauma that we saw) he was lethargic, hiding, in pain, and urinated blood. The vet kept him overnight and treated him for suspected rat poisoning. Gave him vit k, steroid, and antibiotic. He got purple bruising all through that leg. Swelling went down and blood tests confirmed it was not rat poisoning. The bruising spread to the other leg and up his chest and back. They say it’s a mystery. Which is frustrating when i’m paying so much for every vet visit. Referred me to a larger city vet who took more blood tests and xrays. ruled out stones and UTI, white blood cells are high and red blood cells and platelets are low. He’s still on antibiotic, steroid, vit K and antacid. a week later his blood tests are looking better with the white ones coming down and the red ones starting to come up. however his blood still takes 34 minutes to clot. Just this weekend he urinated blood again. He is eating and drinking very frequently, and still has smelly flatulence. If ANYONE can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. He is like one of our children and we have no idea what’s going on.
    Oh, the one other piece that we’ve been wondering about… the breeder had told us to always put him on really good food. So we fed him Innova and Solid Gold, then 2 years ago when we moved we switched him to Taste of the Wild. The vet mentioned to me that that is a really different kind of food and maybe his system isn’t handling it well. But then he recommended science diet or iams, and everything i have read tells me those are not the best foods.
    Thank you for any help/advice/ideas you can provide for Harley. :)
    Lori

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Lori: Sorry to hear about your problem. Does sound like platelet clottiing problem which usually is due to autoimmune disease. Tick born diseases are also possible which may want to be checked for. Steroids and other immune supprssive drugs may be needed from conventional perspective. I dont think diet involved. You could also consult homeopathic vet like myself for different approach. To learn more see http://www.beyondflatearth.com or my website http://www.doctordym.com Many homeopathic vets do offer phone consultations.

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  69. Valerie Polanco
    Posted June 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have a toy poodle mix, who I found a year ago or so. She had signs being neglected, fur was badly matted, and malnutritioned. I took her to the vet and she has recovered. She has had bleeding from her “girly area” in the past but we took it as being normal since she is not fixed yet…. But just recently she started bleeding with blood clots, so I’m worried if this is normal or not…? should I take her to the vet or is there anything I can give her “over the counter”…? Please help!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Probably best to take her to vet for exam but even blood clots may be normal if she is going through heat cycle again, which dogs have twice yearly.

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  70. Posted June 22, 2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    My dog was bleeding from his wee wee. I did not see any blood coming out when he peed. First there were small dots of blood on the floor, then one time they got really big and I got really concerned. He was bleeding a lot from his wee wee. I got the cranacin and VItamin C from Wholefoods and he has stopped bleeding. Do you think I still need some testing ? is it healed? and what was it?

    Thank you thank you thank you

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could have been urinary infection which was helped by cranactin. If signs relapse, then I would have vet check and urine analysis.

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    Unique Moore Reply:

    Can you pleas tell me the name of the meds that you had cause my dog is doing the same thing it will help me out a lot thank you Unique Moore

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    See my response below.

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  71. manny z
    Posted June 24, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    i have a maltese/yorkie mix female shes about 5 years old and today after our walk she came home a took a big pee which had a lot of blood in it for the first time, she looks fine no fever very active, she has a problem of peeing in front of any body , put she does pee ,can u help me with this problem , dont have to much money for a vet ,

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sounds like possible urinary tract infection which may need antibiotics from your vet. You can try cranberry from health food store at 250 mg twice daily. Also vitamin C at 250 mg twice daily may help as well.

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  72. Jan Evans
    Posted June 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    We have a 5 year old Lhasa Apso who weighs around 30 lbs. She was given to us by my daughter’s neighbor who didn’t want her anymore and was mean to her. We had just put our other 14 year old Lhasa down the day before we got Molly. To say that we adore her is an understatement. The last few weeks, she started peeing in the house and drinking more water than usual. When I let her out which is frequently, she’ll go at least two or three times within a couple of minutes. Tonight, I noticed blood in her urine for the first time, and it has really upset me. I have an appointment to see the vet, but not until July 12 as that was the soonest I could get her in (grooming, sugar and urine tests). My first fear was that she might be diabetic because of the increased intake of water and accidents in the house after she had just been out. She seems to act as playful as she always has, and her nose is cold and wet. I pray that she has a UTI rather than diabetes or cancer……don’t think I could handle that. I have AZO Cranberry w/Vitamin C. Would that be something safe to give her until her vet appt..?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Giving AZO cranberry and Vitamin C is fine. There is also product called tinkle tonic by animal essentials which you can find on line. I would see if you can get her in to see another vet earlier if no improvement on the cranberry and vitamin C,

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  73. Kate on Victor
    Posted July 4, 2012 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    My Basset Hound is 11 yrs old and generally in great shape for his age.
    At the end of his pee this morning a few drops of blood came out. Every thing else is normal. Having read all the above comments, I’m going to get the cranberry tablets and monitor the situation. I’m travelling through France at the moment on a Dutch Barge and may not always have access to a vet. How long should I monitor for ?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    If no improvement within a few days, then I would have vet examine your dog as well as perform urine analysis.

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  74. Damiete briggs
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    my bitch have being discharge blood why peeing and ave try several vets and nothing have being don concerning the inprovement of the dog.whatr do i do?i notice the blood immediately she lost her pregnancy and it has being over a month and it is stii goin on

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  75. michelle plunkett
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Dog has been peeing blood, been to vets twice and she has been given a 2 week dose of clavamox. Things were getting better until yesterdat when loads of blood in urine and having to pee every 30 mins.

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  76. michelle plunkett
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Dog has been peeing blood, been to vets twice and she has been given a 2 week dose of clavamox. Things were getting better until yesterday when loads of blood in urine and having to pee every 30 mins.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to return to vet and have x rays to check for bladder stones.

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    michelle plunkett Reply:

    Wouldn’t they have shown up in the 2 previous urinary tests that were performed?
    Thanks.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Not necessarily. Sometimes urinary crystals can be present in urine, and other times not. X rays only way to rule out bladder stones.

    michelle plunkett Reply:

    Thank you, I took Lucy in on Saturday and by the evening she had a bladder stone removed. She is recovering nicely and peeing like a normal dog again!!

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  77. April
    Posted July 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    My 2.5 year old boxer/pit bull mix has blood in his urine that I noticed this evening at the dog park. His first urination was clean, and then when he went to mark it looked like it was pure blood that he was urinating. It was a very dark red (mostly rbcs) and without any urea. I grabbed him even though he really wanted to play and looked at his penis. It looked like it was blood coming out of the tip, although he just wanted to go play with his friends and wouldn’t sit still or follow his commands very well. He ran around the park for a while playing like he always does. When we got home he wouldn’t let me near him (he also has allergies and hates when I treat his belly) for a bit, but he seems fine, although there does seem to be some discharge (mostly clear). He did urinate once this evening and it was rusty in color, not all RBCs as before. After reading this, I believe it is a UTI and I will take him to the vet tomorrow. He did drink some water from a creek during our walk yesterday. Could it be anything that requires an emergency visit, or will waiting until the morning be okay? Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont think a problem waiting until morning. You oould try cranberry tablets and vitamin C from health food store until vet exam and urine analysis.

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  78. Britain
    Posted July 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I rescued a Beagle that had been dumped on a highway and it turned out he was very positive for heartworms. It was a huge financial decision whether or not I could afford the treatment but of course I had to make sure this little angel got the best care possible and although the vets think he is 9,10, or 11 even another good year is worth it. He is very friendly and playful and almost a month ago has gone through one treatment, having been confined for the two weeks recommended but with a week left before his second heartworm treatment I noticed outside his urine was dark and he then urinated in the house and it was the color of cranberry juice. I have invested so much into this little guy. he has been on a steroid for anti-inflammatory but the pills finished about a week ago…could the anti-inflammatory be a reason to cause UTI or maybe is this related to his heartworm treatment?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary infection on its own, or perhaps could be inflammatory reaction to dying heartworms. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis to help sort this out and best treatment plan.

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    Britain Reply:

    Thank you so much it got me through the weekend as he went in this morning for second round of heartworm treatment today and has final one tom, vet said it was indeed a UTI. Thanks again for all your help as it put at ease for the couple of days! He said it was early so he wasn’t in pain so yay!
    Thanks again Dr. Dym!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You are very welcome.

  79. Chris
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Have an Australian Shepard mix that was dribbling small amounts of blood on the floor. this morning there seemed to be a mucus like substance in the blood? Any idea as to what this might be? My kids are watching her right now and I won’t be home until Monday to take her in.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary tract infection. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis. For niow can try cranberry tablets from health food store.

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  80. G. Laffety
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    My 12 yr. old Jack Russel has had a storke a week ago. She has been straining to go pee and sometimes she never goes, its like the feeling isnt their. Since her stroke she’s been having accidents in the house, tonight their was lots of blood in her urine. What could be going on, very upset about this.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary tract infection or possible bladder stone. I would have urine analysis done at vet as may need oral antibiotic.

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  81. Lee B
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Hi! My MinPin had a red colored urination on a recent walk (about 4 miles total). It was quite warm out, and he was drinking often during the walk so I don’t think he was dehydrated, but wondering what else it could be? What’s odd is that the very next time he urinated (still on the walk) it was back to normal color, a pale yellow. I’ve monitored his urine since then and they are all of normal color. Could this be just a weird one-time thing from a longer walk? Not sure if it’s something to be concerned about or not.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be one time thing but urine infection still possible. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis to help sort out.

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  82. Amber
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    My 6 year old male dog was in the basement one morning when I got up. He had pushed the gate down to get down there. When I went to let him outside, I noticed pee/blood infront of the back door.
    I took him to the vet and they gave him an antibiotic, prostate exam, etc…they told me to bring back a urine sample in 1 week.
    One week later, I took his urine sample and it still had blood in it, so I took him in with the sample.
    They looked at everything – took an x-ray of his bladder, took an x-ray of his urinary tract, looked at his entire body, even took a clear (normal) sample of urine right from his bladder and everything looked normal.
    They are now sending in his urine (clear from the bladder) to get a culture.
    They said that if that comes back normal, they will need to do an ultra-sound.
    Any ideas of what could be wrong?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Still could be hidden bladder stones not seen on x ray so ultrasound good idea if urine culture negative and nothing seen on x rays. Polyps and rarely tumors at this age also rule outs which ultrasound can help in differentiation.

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    Amber Reply:

    They found E. Coli in his culture and said that the 14 day antibiotic that he’s on now should help. I think that this may have something to do with him eating feces… Any suggestions on how to get him to stop?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Nothing to do with dog eating feces. Not many good products out there for this. You could try deter or forbid which you can find on line. Also put on good natural diet like wysong or halo or natures variety from 1800petmeds, as well as add naturevet enzymess to meals helps some pets.

  83. Julianna
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    We just recently began to go on walks and jogs with my 5 year old chihuahua. She had a full check up and was given a health certificate for travel at the beginning of June, so I know she was find then. The past two days, we walked/jogged for about two miles over the course of 45 min each day. She has, over the past few days, peed in the house more than usual when we are at work, and on the walks been trying to stop more frequently to pee as well. Today she was clearly trying to go, but couldn’t, and looked very uncomfortable so I took a closer look and a few drops of blood had come out. This happened a couple of times when she tried to stop to pee. I have a few questions in regard to this:

    1. What could this be? Possibly dehydration somehow?

    2. Is there anything I can do for her to avoid taking her to a vet until next Friday?

    3. I am having her checked out next Friday to get another health certification to travel again; could this cause any problems with that?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont think the health certificate should be a problemk, but that would depend upon individual vet. Sounds like she could have urinary tract infection. you could try cranberry product from 1800petmeds and giving her 250 mg vitamin C twice daily to see if may help.

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  84. L
    Posted August 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have a Mini Poodle, 5 years old, weights about 15 pounds. For the last few days she’s been peeing more than usual and at unusual places. We also noticed blood in her urine sometimes and the smell of the urine is very strong. Could this be a UTI? If so, what amount of Cranberry and Vit C should we give her? Thank you so much!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You could try 125 to 250 mg cranberry once to twice daily. Vitamin C at dose of 250 mg twice daily may help also. Best to see vet if signs persist or worsen.

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  85. Delphina
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I have a 5-year old west highland terrier and she has blood in her urine. She dosen’t seem too be in pain. You told quite a number of people to give it cranberry tablets and vitamin C but different amount to different people. So what should I do?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try 250 to 500 mg of cranberry and vitamin C twice daily, and/or the cranberry product from 1800petmeds, however best with these situations to have vet exam, urine analysis for infection and/or possible x rays to make sure no bladder stones.

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    Delphina Reply:

    Ok thanks alot :)

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  86. Delphina
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Please read my previous comment and when she leaves the tray there are a bit of blood on the floor

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  87. Kat
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    I have a male boxer, he will be 10 years old this october. He was diagnosed with a mass on his spleen in April. I have chosen to keep him comfortable instead of surgery with medication. He has had some internal bleeding (episodes) since he was first diagnosed. Usually within a couple of hours he is back on track to his normal self. He recently went in for his 6 month check up and no new tumors or masses appeared to be in his chest xray. There may be spots on his liver as well. Blood tests indicated he is anemic and have now started him on a multivitamin with iron to try and help him with this issue. Blood transfusion would be in his future but since he has the mass on his spleen recovery has been diagnosed at a very low percent due to his failing immune system. After he came out of the episode this time he has started to pee blood. Usually after the episode the blood is generally mixed with his urine causing a coffee colored urine. He will now pee a normal to light yellow color and sometimes the first time he will either show some blood or no blood. When let out in the back yard he will walk all over the yard and make frequent stops without lifting his leg. I know there is a good chance he could have a tumor on his kidneys.

    He doesnt’ appear to be in pain, drinks water, eats his food. Hasn’t recovered completely from his episode from 24 hours ago, so he hasnt’ played with his toys.

    Should I consider giving him the cranberry tablets?

    Thanks.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    The cranberry tablets cant hurt. also consider supplements Bladder strength and UT strength from company Vetriscience which you can get on line.

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  88. kerry lister
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    my 3 year old terrier (approx 10kg) has been stung 30+ times by honey bees 2 days ago,
    for the first 24 hours she ate nothing and drank little, I syringed water into her mouth frequently which she took. I gave her cetirizine and metacam on the first day and metacam and prednisolone 5mg the second day.

    The second day she started passing blood in her urine, no sings of straining or pain on peeing, no abdominal pain or bloating, drinking well now. She is trying to eat but vomits it back shortly after eating.

    Looks generally lethargic, mouth is moist and nose is wet, wagging her tail still but spending a lot of time in her bad.

    Due to work commitments the earliest I can get her to vets is tomorrow morning. Does this sound like something to be worried about? or is it likely to be a reaction to the bee stings.

    Since she has starting peeing blood I have given her no further medication.

    Thank you for your help

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sounds like urinary tract infection. I would take her to vet when possible. For now you can try cranberry tablets and vitamin C from health food store.

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  89. nick
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    hi i have a german shepard/coonhound mixed and her name is karsey. when she pee on the floor in the hallway its dark yellow and has a little or meduim blood and cant hold her pee and keeps on peeing on the floor what is it please respond ASAP i love karsey and i dont want to lose her :(

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sounds like Kersey may have a urinary tract infection. See vet and have urine analysis and possibly antibiotic therapy. in meantime, you can try cranberry extract and vitamin C from health food store.

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    nick Reply:

    thank you so much

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You are very welcome

    nick Reply:

    oh yeah the vet gave her antibiotics for a month supply it looks like it didnt help? karsey is 10 years old

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Consider x ray of bladder to make sure no bladder stones.

  90. Heidi McLachlan
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Hi. I have a 8 year old jack russel male. When ever he escapes out the gate, he comes back throwing up and there’s blood in his urine. Is it something he ate? This has happened a few times now. Yesterday someone came to borrow him because their bitch is on heat and the wanted him to mate. When he came back it was the same old story. please help

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be stress related but I would have exam and urine analysis done at vet to check for infections, etc

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  91. Tim
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I have a 6 year old mix breed who’S had 5 litters of pups and on this last litter she started peeing blood and its been 10 months and she still is but she still acts the same.I can’t afford vet prices is there anything I can do? Please help.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try cranberry product from 1800petmeds. Also vitamin C at dose of 500 mg twice daily.. If no help see vet for exam and urine analysis.

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  92. Posted September 30, 2012 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Good Morning, Doc, I have a Great Dane puppy. He’s 2 months & 28 days old. He pee twice this morning with blood. Please help me, what will I do? What medicine do I need to give? How many times in a day? Thanks & Be bless.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Answered above.

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  93. Posted September 30, 2012 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Doc, I need Your Help. Good Morning, Doc, I have a Great Dane puppy. He’s 2 months & 28 days old. He pee twice this morning with blood. Please help me, what will I do? What medicine do I need to give? How many times in a day? Thanks & Be bless.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have vet exam and urine analysis for best antibiotic choice. You could try cranberry tablets from health food store at 250 mg twice daily, and vitamin C at dose of 500 mg twice daily but vet visit bst.

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  94. Karin
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Good Evening Doctor,
    I have an 8 yr old schnauzer that started showing blood in his urine two days ago. He cannot control his bladder and is now relieving himself in the house. (something he hasn’t done since being a pup) His nose is dry and cold to the touch. He is acting very mellow and not himself. Although he is still eating. He has also been lapping up his own urine. I started yesterday with 250mg vit c 3x’s a day…should I get him to a vet right away or try the cranberry tablets first? I just want to make sure I am doing the right thing and unfortunately I don’t have the money to pay for something that I can fix at home. Thanks!!

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    Karin Reply:

    I needed to add that he was also leaking so there were spots of brown blood around the house. But this morning I haven’t seen any blood in the urine but he still doesn’t lift his leg to pee and has not eaten this morning yet, hes still very mellow. What do I do?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Answered below. Let us know how does.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    This breed is very predisposed to urinary tract or bladder stones. Because of this and risk for obstruction, best to have vet exam and urine analysis /x rays to rule out infection and stones. Not one I would treat at home.

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    Karin Reply:

    Thank you so much!! Unfortunately the vet closes at 11:30 on Wednesdays, I will take him tomorrow. ;)

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try cranberry tablets from health food store for now 250 to 500 mg twice daily along with vitamin C at same dose or even up to 1000 mg twice daily.

  95. Katy
    Posted October 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi there-
    We rescued my 1 yr old Border collie mix in April. About a month or so into having to her, she started having frequent urination (accidents in the house of which she seemed very upset about as well) and I assumed a UTI.

    We took her to the vet for urinalysis, they confirmed infection and gave us 2 wks of simplicef. After a couple days she seemed completely fine, but we obviously finished the med cycle.

    Months went by and she was perfect, but a week or so ago she started having accidents in the house again. We once again took her to the vet, did a urinalysis, but they did not say if there was an infection, they said they wanted to do xrays, a culture, get her on prescription food etc.

    She is currently back on simplicef, a few days in, and already fine.

    I try to get advice out of the vet as to what we may do to help make her not as susceptible to issues, but they are a very “modern, fancy” vet hospital that is VERY expensive and they push for each animal to be a “special” animal that they’d have to see every 3 months. I grew up on a farm and have had countless animals of all species, shapes, and sizes, and I know there must be something else we can try before this dog becomes a “cushy, babied” dog.

    They have also mentioned they see some struvite crystals in her urine, but I am still a little unsure of how those 2 things correlate since they vet is not helpful in explaining those things.

    Any advice? Home remedies? I don’t necessarily feel she’s at the point of needing a complete lifestyle change.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Recurrent bladder infections can sometimes be signs of bladder stones which is why x rays, urine analysis, etc indicated. Some vets use prescription diets but I am not fan of them. I stress low grain natural diets like wysong epigen diet from 1800petmeds. Also can use cranberry tablets during urinary tract flareups

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  96. shawn
    Posted October 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    CAn i give my dog the cranberry supplements that i take adn vitamin c that I take or does it have to be a special dog mix?

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  97. Denise
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    my 20lb maltipoo is peeing Blood again and its dripping from his private area. He was at the vet about 2 months ago for this and they gave me an antibiotic. said he had crystals in his urine.. Is there anything I can do for him without taking him back to the vet? it was a $200 visit the last time. He doesnt seem to be in pain or acting funny..

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can try cranberry tablets and vitamin C from health food store, however best to have vet exam and x ray to make sure no bladder stones as males can block up which can be emergency.

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  98. SilverF
    Posted October 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Mg dog died 8 weeks ago. She was a 9 year old fox terrier female named Gaia which was sterilised. The symptoms were that she would shiver frequently. The next day she started peeing giant amounts of blood- no urine involved! My guess was that it was because of an irritated intestine. We took her to a 1 and a half hour drive vet hospital that was 30 mins away. I’m half Italian, and I got her when i was 5. I couldn’t bring her when I came to Canada so my grandma decided to look after her. I see her every single year though, and she lives in Italy, so that’s where I go. Anyway, the fact is that no matter how many I.Vs they stuck into her to try and clean out any bad fluids, she would always end up urinating blood. The docters said that it was indeed a interstitial problem judging by the blood analysis. What ever she ate she would vomit and whatever she drank would pass through but seem to make her urinate blood…I still don’t know what could’ve caused it in the first place…

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont think the urinating blood has anything to do with her intestinal tract. Most likely a separate health issue. Sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like you loved her very much. Could have been some sort of bladder tumor which would need an ultrasound of bladder and abdomen to diagnose.

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  99. Stephanie
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I have a 15 year old Silky Terrier who for the most part is a playful, running, jumping, happy dog whom has always had a quick recovery. The other night I came home to find her limp and unable to walk. It seemed as if she was twisted, so I assumed that she swallowed something that might being obstructing her intestine so I rushed her to all night emergency vet and they took x-rays, urinalysis, and CBC. They told me she had 2 bulging disk that was possibly the cause for the temporary paralysis or could be “old dog syndrome.” She also told me that she saw some kidney stones. They told me she had blood in her urine. She prescribed her clavamox and told me that she strongly felt that she would regain her mobility within 2 weeks. She actually regained her mobility within the next 2 days. But it has been 4 days and although her mobility has come back fully, there is still a shade of brownish, red in her urine even though I have been giving her her meds. Dr. also mentioned her liver was slightly in the high range and gave me a supplement denosyl to help for that. My concern is if there is a positive outlook for my dog? She shows no signs of pain, still eats properly, still has wagging tail and playful but just the urine is still tinted. She is too old for surgery so is there anything else I can give her for the help of the stones? Any advice would be helpful . . .

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    You can ask your vet for a prescription diet to help with the stones and/or medically manage any secondary bacterial infections. THese are not health threatening, and likely have nothing to do with temporary paralysis.

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  100. Tracy LaRosa
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    We have an 11-year-old neutered Bichon. He has been really stressed for the last few months. Our other dog died and we adopted a new male Bichon 4 days ago. All they do is try to pee on each other’s pee. Two days ago we noticed that sometimes, not always, there is blood his urine. Could it be the stress of trying to urinate too much, or is it more likely an infection or stones? I know Bichons can be known to have stones, but it seems like a weird coincidence.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Bladder infections as well as urinary stones can be seen in this breed. Best to have vet exam and evaluation urine analysis to start.

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  101. Chelsea
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I have a 8 week old golden retreiver….and this morning she started urinating A LOT more in the house…which she never does…She hardly goes pee at a time…like quarter size…One time i looked at it and there was a drop of blood in it…She doesnt seem to be in pain but she can’t hold it…What should i do to stop this, or what is causing it….She’s still a puppy so that’s why i’m scared…Thanks for your help!~

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sometimes I see this as reaction to vaccinations and/or low level urinary tract infection. Go to vet for exam and urine analysis. antibiotics likely needed

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  102. Gary
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi, My dog was hit by a car yesterday. After being at the vetrinarians office for 7 hours they allowed him to come home. He hadn’t urinated or had a bowel movement until this evening(30 hours) and tonight his pee was a very dark red/brown color. Is this a sign of something internal?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be some hemorrage into bladder from car trauma. If symptoms persist, return to vet for urine analysis. May need antibiotics as well.

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  103. Monika
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    We have a 9 mo old catahoula that was fixed about a week ago. This morning she started to have blood mixed in with her urine. Could this be a uti or possibly an effect of her messing with her stitches?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be UTI or perhaps reaction to sutures. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis if symptoms continue.

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  104. robert edelstein
    Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    my lab developed pink eye over the weekend (11-11-12 ) there is no vet hrs until 11/13/12. my question is can i wait one more day or seek an emergency vet? thank you

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    If eye swelling worsens or discomfort worsens see ER vet. Otherwise ok to wait if not seem painful.

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  105. may bain
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    hi my 10 yr old cocker is having trouble passing water he starts to pee and only passes a wee bit at a time there is no blood in it what could it be and what can i do to help he does not seam to be in any pain

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be bladder infection. I would see vet for exam and urine analysis as may need oral antibiotics.

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  106. Brandy
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    My 7 yr old Lhasa Apsa started to squat 10-15 times outside which was new for her. I noticed blood droplets after her 3rd squat.
    Vet visit said uti and gave cepholexin(sp) for 4 weeks. Its been 3 weeks and nothing has gotten better. She still tries to go and squats 10 or more times outside and there is still blood in it. She eats and drinks and is normal besides this issue.
    I don’t know what to think or do at this point about it. Any ideas on what it could be?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be bladder stones. I would return to vet for x rays of bladder.

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  107. Carma
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    My 15 lb chihuahua has reacurring UTI’s. Can I use the cranberry and ester C in combo with this next round of amoxicillin?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Yes cranberry and vitamin C are fine. Also consider UT strength by Vetriscience from 1800petmeds.

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  108. Patricia
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    My 9.5 year old female Westie has suffered from one health issue or another for most of her adult life. To cut to the chase, 3 years ago she developed serious skin yeast and earlier this year she was finally put on Ketoconazol and that seemed to work. But once withdrawn, the yeast just came back….She’s itchy and so uncomfortable, also suffering from ear and eye infections. Just recently (over the last month) she’s been peeing in the house and tonight peed on the kitchen floor and as I was cleaning it up, I noticed it had a “pink” tinge to it, telling me there’s blood in her urine. The smell of amonia is really strong. She’s on a grain free, fish based kibble diet, supplemented with probiotics, and krill oil. She did not do well on a raw diet. I am at my wits end. . Any comments on the peeing. She’s also been drinking gallons of water…but it seems she’s always done that.

    thanks,
    Patricia

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Patricia. As mentioned it may be good idea to have a full blood and urine panel rechecked for metabolic diseases, infections, etc. Cases like this are why I added homeopathic medicine to my treatment options for my clients after being frustrated with the limitations of conventional medicine in cases like this. To learn more about homeopathy as an option for your pet see http://www.beyondflatearth.com or my website http://www.doctordym.com Many homeopathic vets offer phone consultations to try and raise level of health over many months. No quick fixes on case like this, and it will take time and patience if holistic approach taken. Otherwise, we simply wait for other health crises to occur, and address the symptoms as they come up.

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    Patricia Reply:

    thank you Dr. Dym. I’m taking her to the vet tomorrow. I will definitely post an update. Hopefully this is a “simple” infection and easily fixable…..fingers crossed.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Keep us informed.

    Patricia Reply:

    Hi: Took Megan, the Westie to the vet today along with a urine sample. Her regular vet is away until mid January so his stand-in is going to send the sample to the lab to see what’s up. He put her on a two week course of Clavaseptin, which I assume is Clavamox. 250MGs daily. If things don’t improve I will take her back in January for blood tests to rule out (or worst case scenario, rule in) diabetes. Having read the 10 signs of diabetes in canines, she seems to be leaning in that direction; however, I’m not a vet, so I’m not going to self diagnose or panic just yet. I just don’t have a good feeling about what the final professional diagnosis will be.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Glad to hear no diabetes. I agree with your vet to see how she does with the antibiotics. Keep in mind, though holistic medicine often can improve health and make immune system stronger to hopefully prevent degenerative and chronic diseases.

  109. Elizabeth
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Patricia, you sound like you are talking about my dog almost exactly. The bad news is that it might be serious and you should take your dog for a full blood test asap. The good news is that the drugs they put your dog on might clear up a bunch of things. In our case it’s pancreas cancer and some immune issues but the good news is that the Prednisone fixed the skin issues and most of the eye issues and he’s never looked happier.

    In our case, the blood in the stool was due to fatty table scraps and blood in urine was due to his food needing to be switched but since your dog is peeing a lot I would also ask about diabetes and thyroid issues.

    Lastly in our case he was having late-life cluster seizures and what helped that was medicine to keep his blood sugar stable and phenobarbital. Ours might have a brain tumor so we figure we’ll give him the best rest-of-life possible and he’s all smiles now whereas when he was ichy he never smiled. Gp see your vet as soon as you can. Good luck!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    HI Elizabeth: Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience with Patricia. Very informative material. Also may want to consider complimenting your traditional veterinary care with homeopathy or holistic treatment options as well. To learn more see http://www.beyondflatearth.com or http://www.doctordym.com

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  110. Patricia
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Hello Elizabeth: I am seeing her vet tomorrow….I will post the results…..fingers crossed, this is fixable. thank you for your feedback.

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  111. Patricia
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Heard back from the vet on Megan’s urine testing. No ketones in her urine (so that hopefully rules out diabetes). Hopefully it’s just a lower urinary track infection….vet said to continue the meds for the 2 weeks and see how she’s doing. Hopefully the clavamox will do the trick.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Clavamox is an excellent antibiotic.

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    Patricia Reply:

    HI Dr. Dym: Well so far, so good. It’s only been a couple of days, but she seems to be perking up and not whining to go out all the time. This coming week will be the acid test as she’s on her own during the day Monday thru Friday. That is when most of her “accidents” have occurred. Fingers crossed :-) Thanks for all your feedback by the way, (and Elizabeth as well) it’s sincerely most appreciated. I will vist your previously recommended sites today as well.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Patricia: Glad that everything seems to be going better. Keep us informed on any changes in the coming week(s). Happy holidays to you and your family.

  112. Dez
    Posted December 10, 2012 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    I have a 4 month old male pit bull mix. He is usually very hyper and as happy as can be. Earlier today I found him lying in the yard, almost unresponsive. I thought maybe he had been hit by a car so I gently carried him into the house to care for him. He wouldn’t eat anything. I had to pry his mouth open and give him water from a syringe. He was drooling a lot. I noticed about 30 minutes later he wasn’t in the same spot. I then walk into he next room and notice he had just urinated all over my son’s bedroom. It was pure blood, and smelled like iron. What might be wrong with him? And what can I do to help my poor baby?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be trauma induced and/or secondary bacterial urinary infection. Best to have vet exam and assessment ASAP.

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  113. Jim
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I have a small dog and unfortunately have to leave her at home all day due to work. Sometimes for 9 hours. IS it OK to use \pee pads\ so she can relieve herself during the day?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Pee pads would be fine to use in this situation

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  114. Cheyenne
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    My dog is on Vetmedin, Lasix, Theophylline, and Enacard. He has Congestive Heart Failure. I forgot to give him his medicine this morning but gave him them now. And he ran out of water…and now is urinating blood. Could he have a UTI or something more serious..? We plan on taking him to the Vet tomorrow.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    A urinary tract infection is probable. I would go to vet and have exam and urine analysis.

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  115. dale garner
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    i recently rescued a 2yr ld chow/lab mix he has signes of heart worms the long ones not rice sized fast short breathing…and on top of that he peed in my bedroom earlyer today and over half was pure blood please help!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    If urinating blood, best to have vet exam and urine analysis for infection. For now you can try cranberry tablets a few times daily until vet exam. Vet also can do heartworm blood test.

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  116. Matthew
    Posted December 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi there my dog is girl and I have not got a clue how old she is as I took her off people who was miss treating her I have had for 8 years now and she was fully grown when I got her she is a cross between a jack Russel and chiwawa. In the last 48 hours her appetite has lowered she very drowsy when I walked the room she just fell over and at first she was weeing with out knowing and it was very cloudy now when I get home today she is just bleeding from her minge she has never bleed before for the whole 8 years I have had her any advise for me please

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Given lethargy and bloody discharge, she needs vet exam ASAP, especially if she is not spayed to rule out infections, etc

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  117. Ali
    Posted December 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I have an 18 years old male/fixed spits [islandic] who is still very active. Eats and sleeps well.
    Since a couple of days ago I have found traces of blood in his urine. I have almost read the entire blog in search of a similar case as mine to no avail.
    Initial urination [first two or three time when he gets up in the morning] does not contain any blood.
    But as the day progresses color of urine gets more reddish and in particular when he strains to pee.
    His goes peeing many times between 4 pm – 9 pm – when he eats and is more active.
    I have made an appointment with my vet on Monday but, I wanted to know if there is anything I should
    know as blood in his pee increases as day goes by. I wonder if this is a sign of stone or tumor.

    Thanks for your time.

    Ali

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Ali. Stones and/or tumors are possible in a dog this age. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis initially to try and sort this out. Homeopathic remedy lycopodium in 30c potency could be tried one dose, which you can get from health food store.

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  118. susan gray
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Our 7 yr. old Australian Shepherd suffered a stroke on December 21st. (confirmed via MRI) she spent 3 days in a specialty hospital then home for \comfort and care\ – for 8 days she could only lift her head – in the past two days she has begun walking on her own (albiet crooked) – It seems we have turned the corner and on the road to some type of recovery. However this morning when she urinated (yippee outside) in the snow I thought I detected a bit of darkness and she appeared to struggle – tonight it showed as actual blood – first yellow urine followed by bright red spots of blood … She is on Kepra 500 mg 3 x per day to control seizures, doxycycle 100 mg two times per day (she left the hospital with a bit of a cough – probably from the tracheal tube – but the antibiotic is to be cautionary) – and 75 mg of Benadryl 3 times per day (which I believe we can attribute to her recovering so quickly as we just started this 3 days ago) – it is of course a holiday – my vet emergencies always are ……. to what extent should I be concerned about this showing of blood in the urine as I can’t get to my regular vet until Wednesday and the hospital is SO expensive – we have just spent over $4700 on treatment/care for her stroke

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    The blood in urine could be simple urinary tract infection from all of the stress, etc of recent events. I would wait until your vet is back after the holiday and have recheck and urine analysis to help sort this out

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  119. Kelly
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Hello I have an Australian Shepherd, Jace hell be two in April and last year he was hit by a car he broke one vertebrea which made him paralized he dont have control of bladder and bowel we tryed keeping both his legs but they got to the point of they were dead so we removed the last on in oct the two back legs i should say and hes been doing well except for being incotinent weve been dealing with this when they took of the last leg the vet did a blood test to make sure everything was functioning correctly it came back okay but this week Jacehas not been acting his self there is much blood in the urine it’s almost all blood and the tip of his penis kinda looks like it’s dead he was acting really bad on Thursday and Friday but now it seems like hes turned over a new leaf with feeling better anyway he’s in much higher spirits but he still has blood in his urine we have him on cephalexin 2x a day any advice oh we also have 2 female Australian Shepherd and they’ve been inhl heat around him I don’t know if this would have anything to do with the way his penis looks

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont think other animals in heat have anything to do with his symptoms. If no help on cephalexin, then consider asking for different antibiotic i.e baytril or ask vet to do urine culture and/or x rays of bladder/penis to rule out urinary tract stones. Also have tip of penis checked out if color gets darker or worse.

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  120. jeff
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    We have a 13 year old mixed terrier/chiwawa dog who seems to have lost alot of control in his back legs. He also seems to have a bloated stomach, and just lays around,i assume from the trouble of walking, I took him out today(carried him) and his urine was dark brown then the next time it looked like blood. He was doing good untill abouot 3 days ago but now i have no clue…also will not eat just drinks water. Any help would be appreciated , thank you

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Given age and severity of symptoms a vet exam and diagnostic evaluation is needed to make recommendations as alot of possibilities for symptoms seen.

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  121. Elaine
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I have a sieberian husky his age is 10. He weights around 46 –47 pounds I noticed tonight he had blood in his urine. First time ever plus he’s been peeing a lot today. What can I do to help him. Love him to death

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Try vitamin C at dose of 1000 mg twice daily, as well as cranberry tablet/product like one from 1800petmeds. At this age, though probably best to have vet check and urine analysis to make sure on infections, etc

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  122. Mike N.
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    Last night I noticed that, after a normal pee, my 3 year old pug Wanda had 1 small drop of light blood in the snow along with the urine. She had no trouble urinating, just that one small drop. She slept through the whole night with no accidents. When she went out this morning, again for a normal pee, there was no blood. She has no trouble urinating. She doesn’t appear to be in any pain. She’s eating and drinking normally and shows no signs of discomfort.

    Should I take a wait-and-see attitude with this or should I take her to the vet?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Probably best to have vet exam and urine analysis and possibly an x ray for bladder stones if signs recur.

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  123. April
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I took my dog to the vet to have his urine checked for diabetes (a friend suggested it as he pees alot)… he drinks alot of water, so he pees alot. Sometimes Ive seen brownish pee. Didnt look like he urinated blood. The vet said when they tested his urine for diabetes, they noticed a small amount of blood. They want me to do an xray buts its $250. I JUST dropped $200 on him for shots, and a checkup. He just went pee outside and it was bright yellow. Would I SEE blood if there was blood in it?
    Whats your recommendation?

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    April Reply:

    I should also note that hes never strained to pee or seems in pain. I wouldnt have even thought to check his urine if someone hadnt said he pees alot!?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Blood in urine is not always visible to animal guardians, which is why microscopic urine analysis is always recommended when evaluating urine for infections, crystals, etc Maybe try a course of antibiotics for 10-14 days, however if signs persist, then an x ray would be indicated.

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  124. amanda
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I have a bassit hound and beagle mix and weve had her for 10+ years and never had problems until several days ago. She wouldnt eat and was not as responsive and happy as she usually is. She was just laying around until today when she started walking around the yard and peeing a lot when i went out to check on her, she was peeing and it was a light red color so it looked like it has blood in it . She also has a mass on her stomach under her skin that doesnt hurt her so we havent gotten it checked out. Could the mass barely being showing symptoms? Like the loss of appetite and blood colored urine?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont think the mass is related to loss of appetite and pink urine. I would have vet exam and urine analysis to sort this out.

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  125. amy
    Posted February 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    4 weeks ago while at daycare they discovered lots blood in my dogs urine, it was very dark and brown. 14 days of clavamox, recheck – said things were looking better, protein, but no overgrowth of bacteria present. 14 more days clavamox, recheck – very dark brown urine collected – switched to a quinolone antibiotic. the vet does not seem overly concerned – but i am starting to get very concerned. no crystals in urine, nothing visible on ultrasounds while extracting urine sample. there does not seem to be any urgency, pain, or incontinence. she does not act sick. 2 or 3 year old 10 lb spayed silky terrier mix.
    what should i ask the vet to do next? how long should i wait?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would ask for urine culture to rule in or out an infection. Interesting how ultasound showed no abnormalities which is surprising. Also make sure that full medical evaluation has been done including CBC/chemistry and platelet count.

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    amy Reply:

    they say the cultures grew nothing. had xrays today that they said showed nothing. very frustrating. i will ask about the blood work when i go there friday.

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  126. Fresha
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    My dog is peeing blood and is weak in the back legs. I went twice to vet with him. first time he get amoxoral 250 ml 2 per day for 2 days. he didn’t stop peeing blood the second time he went to vet he get two injection 1.5 ml each engemycin and dexameth. The vet check him with a catheter. But now my dog get sicker.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would have x rays done of your dog’s bladder and urethra to make sure no urinary tract stones, as well as possibly ultrasound to make sure no polyps or growths. Also a good 2 week trial with good antibiotic for urinary tract like baytril is worth a try.

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  127. Fresha
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    My dog is peeing blood and is weak in the back legs. I went twice to vet with him. first time he get amoxoral 250 ml 2 per day for 2 days. he didn’t stop peeing blood the second time he went to vet he get two injection 1.5 ml each engemycin and dexameth. The vet check him with a catheter and did a x-ray notting. But now my dog get sicker.

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  128. kyle
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Hello,
    Our two and a half year old shih tzu started showing blood in his urine last night. My wife and I noticed this last night because there’s snow on the ground, so we immediately realized it when the snow was a little red. It’s not a lot of blood. Instead, he urinates fine for the most part, and then when he goes to squirt out the last few drops, it’s blood. We looked online and the most common cause of this is a UTI. We brought him to a vet today to be safe and she ran a urine analysis. Initially, the test came back negative for a UTI, but she was sending it out-of-house to get results. Not sure if they analyze the urine differently at a lab. Since our little guy isn’t showing any signs of pain, she said she wouldn’t worry about it. We had the option to wait until Wednesday for the lab results to come back and then go from there, but we were nervous so we had the x-ray done today. The x-ray came back fine, with no stones or anything, but she said the urine analysis could come back with a minor UTI or small bladder crystals which can turn into stones. If either of those happen, we will treat him accordingly. Our biggest concern about this is cancer. As I mentioned earlier, he’s less than three years old, and we’re terrified that something could be wrong. We’re nervous wrecks today, and we’re willing to do anything to make sure he is ok. Has anyone had any experience with this before? We appreciate your help.
    Kyle

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sounds like innocent urinary tract infection, even though initial test results were negative. I would ask for a 2 week trial with a good antibiotic like baytril.

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  129. Unique moore
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    My Dog Is Leaking Blood From His Penis, What Is Causing This?I don’t know but he ack the same just as playful as always but my Lil dog seem to know something is wrong with his big brother he’s the one that seem to be sad now all week it’s been like this scents Monday I need help my dog have not had sex and he’s a american Pit bull and he’s 5years old I just can’t stop crying cause in New York it’s not to manny place’s to take him without a car I need to know what to do its so bad

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  130. Unique moore
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    My Dog Is Leaking Blood From His Penis,. But when he goes to the bathroom there’s no blood at all but when he comes back in the house and play around that’s when its blood everywhere I don’t have much money so I need to do something for at least a week before I can take him to a vet and the blood rael red and I don’t play with him anymore cause it seem like it only happen when he’s happy what do this mean

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    HI Unique…..From your description there is not much that I can suggest at home other than cranberry product or perhaps a supplement known as UT strength by Vetriscience which you can probably get on line. Best, however to have vet exam and evaluation when you can.

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  131. Judith
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    I love large dogs! We adopted our Chow/ Golden Retriever mix pup . She is 13 now. Before her, we adopted a male American Eskimo pup, he died at 16. A small mass ballooned, and the Vet could not operate. We adopted 2 more, an Irish Setter mix & Scotty mix female pups now ages 9 &10, The point is our dogs have been fed regular Purina. I mix in Alley Cat once in a while. I give table scraps once in a while. Treats biscuits always. Our luck with pup to elder has been good. BUT it is a good thing it just snowed in IL. I noticed some blood. I was so alarmed for our beautiful Chow, then I read all the comments and your answers. Thank you, I will do as instructed as to others. Thank GOD we have cranberry juice and the med on hand already. They all just lapped a little juice. The Chow has a med for dessert. Pray it works,Then Vet, Thank you all for all your help.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Judith. You are very welcome….If blood in urine persists, then I would indeed see vet to rule out a urinary infection, as antibiotics may also be needed.

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  132. Morgan
    Posted March 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I have a 3 year old German Shepard, she is peeing a lot more than normal when she pees blood is coming out. We can’t get her to the vet right now but I am really worried and I was just wondering of you had any suggestions?

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  133. Nancy
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    We have a male Pitbull/mastiff that will be 6 years old this July. He has been having A problem with when he’s asleep he leaks a bloody looking discharge from his penis. When he get’s up he leaves large stains. It’s not pure blood, but it’s bloody looking. He doesn’t pee blood when he’s outside that we know of. My husband has tried to keep track as have I. He was never neutered. Were strapped for cash as everyone is right now, but I’m worried about him. Any advice on what could be wrong would be appreciated.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Urinary or prostate infection is certainly possible. Best to have vet exam and urine analysis for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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  134. Twila
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I have a 5 yr old male dachshund that has blood in
    his urine and has a bad cough with short breathes.
    What can I do to help him out. To keep from having
    a high vet bill?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have vet exam and evaluation for proper diagnosis. You could ask vet for broad specturm antibiotic like cephalexin or baytril to see if it can help with cough and urinary issue.

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  135. Notta
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    7 yr rat terrier, unfixed..weight approx 15 lbs i noticed blood dripping from his penis today,so i followed him outside when he went to potty and his urine is dark reddish brown, he has no problem going potty, not lethargic not drinking excessively and not off his feed..i’m not able to take him to the vet at this moment due to recent hospitalization and and waiting on disability, what can i do for him until i can get him to the vet?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Try cranberry extract from health food store and Vitamin C at dose of 500 mg twice daily until you can get to vet.

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  136. Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    My westie has no difficulty urinating, and is out several times every day, and has lots of water to drink, eats well and is not overweight. He is almost 11 years old., First thing in the morning for the past 2 days though, he has gone out, urinated without problem in his usual spots with a clear and strong stream, but the last time he lifts his legs there is just a drop of blood…no urine. He otherwise acts perfectly normal. I have increased his water, which he takes as needed, but wonder if this warrants an immediate trip to the vet, or a wait and see. What could it be?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Possible to have a urinary tract infection and/or a bladder/urethral stone. Best to take to vet for exam and evaluation, urine analysis.

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  137. Nicki
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    I have a 4 year old Shih Tzu and she stayed in a pet hotel over the weekend while I was out of town. When my fiancé went to pick her up today they said she had blood in her urine. When he took her home she had two accidents in the house. One with a puddle of urine with blood mixed in it and another look like she just passed a blood clot. I have never seen either before with her. I am still on the road traveling for work and my fiancé doesn’t know if he should take her to the vet immediately or continue to observe overnight. Does this sound typical to a certain condition?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sounds like possible urinary tract infection. I would have vet exam and evaluation as antibiotics are possibly needed.

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  138. DEBRA TAYLOR
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I have 2 11 yr. old female maltese (spayed) and a 6 yr. old morkie, also female. I noticed on potty pads that one of them has dark dried blood flakes in their urine. It looks sort of like dirt. I don’t know which one is doing it. Does this sound like a urinary tract infection??

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Debra. It does sound like a possible urinary tract infection. Best to have vet exam and urine analyses to see if one of them has urinary infection.

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  139. Amy
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi-
    I have a 5 year old Sheltie who has just finished antibiotics for a UTI after finding blood in the urine. I noticed a few days ago that there is little blood in his urine again not much and he doesn’t strain or go more often than usual, but Im not sure if its still a UTI or could it be something more? Should I have him get an xray or try a different antibiotic ?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Many possibilities including initial antibiotic was not used long enough, there was a relapse or new urinary infection, or there may be some sort of underlying other issue like a bladder stone or polyp. Best to have recheck exam, sterile urine culture sent off to lab, and x ray to rule out stones, ec

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks, he also got his second lepto shot last week and has started loosing fur at the injection site along with a small abscess that is bleeding and small amount of puss, I know these can be some side effects but was wondering if this shot was okay to be given with him being sick?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Amy. In my opinion this is an awful vaccination that should not be used in any pets, as I question the safety and efficacy of this vaccination in pets. I dont vaccinate pets when they are sick with any symptoms.

    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    In my opinion this lepto vaccine is neither safe or effective. one never should vaccinate pets with any signs of illness.

  140. manuela de lima
    Posted May 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    my lab mix 6 years old has kidney stones. He is overweight. Trying to loose this weight through food. Can these kidney stones be dissolved instead of surgery. My vet says surgery is necessary but dangerous because of the weight. I however do not want surgery. Is there a treatment to dissolve the stones? Thank you. M Lima

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I assume you mean bladder stones. Depending on type of stones, may be able to dissolve with diet like prescription S/O diet from your vet

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  141. Posted May 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I have a 14 1/2 yr old Boston Terrier (I have 4 but Coby is the one sick) he is getting better from vestibular disease,but today I saw blood in his Urine and he is peeing more,and sometimes just a little bit.He is eating and drinking as usual but what can I do for the blood in urine.Times are tough for money but will do anything for him ,he’s my baby,thank you

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have vet check and urine sample to rule out urinary infection. you could try all natural cranberry product from 1800petmeds.

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  142. Cindy
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dr. I have a 12yr. old part fox terrier she has been having blood in her urine for the past year, we have had her on clavamox 125 two a day for all this time she has had ultrasound and exploratory surgery for biopsy of bladder they said they match a bacteria and that the clavamox should have take care of it but it has been 4 months and she not getting any better. I am now giving her some cranberry extract and vitamin c 250mg twice a day. I was wondering if there maybe some disease we were not testing for that could cause this.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would ask your vets to refer you to specialist in internal medicine in your area who can look at all of the information and come up with a treatment plan. The supplements are good, but we really need a definitive diagnosis here for long term plan.

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  143. Cindy
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    I would like to take her to a specialist but the vet. told me the closest one is 250 miles away. :( Can you think of any test we might run on her.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would ask the vet to run a bladder tumor antigen test on the urine, in case they possibly missed a bladder tumor.

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  144. Cindy
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Ok thanks so much I let you know how come out. If you think of any thing else let me know. Thanks again

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  145. Mary
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    We have a rescued Boxer/Lab mix. She was in the kennel for 5 days while we were out of town. We immediately gave her a bath when we got her home. She stopped in the middle of her bath and peed several times and pooped twice. Came back and finished her bath and pooped a lot and peed several more times. I looked and noticed very thick and red blood in her pee. This being her first time at the kennel since adoption we thought that she may have held evacuation due to stress. What do you think.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Stress may play a role, but could have urinary tract infection. Best to have vet exam and evaluation including urine analysis.

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  146. Cherie
    Posted June 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    My female dog is a 9 year old pit bull mix who, for the past 4 or 5 years, has had chronic tumor problems. Exterior lumps, in the past on her lower belly. I’ve had her in to have them removed on 4 occasions. She now has another (lower belly), a large mass on her right side, another similar mass on her chest, under her leg front leg, several smaller lumps on legs, etc. As we have no money these days for vets, we’ve been using tumeric powder in her food for the past several weeks. Since we started that (maybe even before, not sure) she’s had bloody urine. She behaves perfectly normally as far as energy level, appetite/water consumption, no straining or odd frequency of urination, normal bowel movements, no vomiting. Any thoughts on your part? Thank you.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Most likely bloody urine not related to tumeric. Most likely urinary infection and/or crystals, etc. Needs urine analysis and possibly antibiotics, etc

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  147. Ky
    Posted June 28, 2013 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    I have a 3 year old yorkie that just gave birth 6 days ago. Today she started to have a little blood in her urine. What you suppose is wrong?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be urinary infection. Best to have vet check as she may need antibiotics.

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  148. Charlette
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I just got a wonderful Great Pyrenees off Craigslist but when I drove to get him the guy informed me that he had a leg injury from jumping out of a window. I still had to have him but after I got him home I started noticing blood in his urine and frequent emptying of bladder, even when there is nothing. I got him on 6/30 and took him to my natural vet on 7/3. He’s kinda a hippy and talks more about how drug companies rip you off. So all I know is he gave my dog a shot of antibiotic, a prescription of antibiotic, some homeopathic pill for bleeding and another one for diarrhea then a bottle with a dropper of homeopathic liquid for the leg. I am also to feed him starchy foods to get his weight up because you can feel his bones through all that hair of his.I know it’s only been a few days but Buck (dog) is still the same. I have used this vet for years but never really had an animal w/ problems. I don’t want to waste time, money, or Bucks health. Do you think we are the right track? Am I just not giving enough time ? By the way Buck is around 2 yrs. old and very relaxed ,he’s not playful, just lays around panting. I’m sure he’s hot but vet also said knee is shattered but just gave me that liquid b/c guy I got him from said the leg just came out of sling but can you really trust what a stranger tells you?. What if he was hit and that’s also why he’s bleeding. But like I said no obvious pain. Thanks.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    The way your veterinarian uses homeopathy is not the way I was trained and I have found homeopathy typically works best only when practiced constitutionally one remedy at a time, and not with use of multiple drugs, other remedies, etc. To learn more about homeopathy see http://www.drpitcairn.com as well as to find a homeopath trained in your area. Traditionally speaking an antibiotic is possible, but a urine analysis and/or urine culture should be done to help guide this.

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  149. shannon
    Posted July 11, 2013 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    I have a 7 year old pit she used the bath room in the house -she never does- it smelled very bad, and it had blood in it we let her out side and she peed just blood. is this also a UTI . this has never happened before

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    A UTI is possible. An exam and urine analysis at vet is recommended.

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  150. jaymee
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I have a 5 year old female pit bull, she has a bump on her left side near where her stomach is, and she has been hesitant when moving, she has also been peeing blood

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have vet check and urine analysis to rule out infections, etc

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  151. Martha Jones
    Posted August 31, 2013 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    I have a one day old puppy just now when I helped her to urinate she peed bright red blood. What is this?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Could be from trauma. If blood persists, best to see vet. hopefully just isolated incidence.

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    Martha Jones Reply:

    The bleeding only lasted for about 7 hours & only when we stimulated her to pee. All is clear now. I have one more question about this. When my human daughter was 3 days old she too had blood in her diaper when I took her to the doctor he said sometimes little girls have like a period when new born is this possible with puppies also?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Newborn puppies dont usually have period of bleeding from urinary tract. Glad to hear problem was apparently only temporary.

  152. Posted September 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    My 5 year old duschsund beagle was peeing blood a few months ago. Went to Vet, had exam and urine sampled. Found no crystals. Bought RX dog food just in case. This was wet food, she typically ate dry. 2 months ago by, no incident, moved her back to dry and now she is peeing blood again. She’s not in pain and is active. Please advise.
    Thank you!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would still have x ray to make sure no bladder stones and possibly urine culture to see what type if any bacteria involved.

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  153. Caroline
    Posted September 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I have a 14 year old wiener dog over weight
    Dripping blood from he’s penis . But not peeing blood .
    Can afford a vet at the moment . What care I do
    He’s not in pain
    Is on 81 mg aspirin

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would stop aspirin, as this drug thins blood and may make bleeding worse. Could be low platelet count caused by immune or infectious issues. Best to see vet ASAP when you can.

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  154. Rachel
    Posted September 28, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Have a 14 year old Wheaten Terrier who started about a week ago with blood in the urine and frequent urination. See her thinking she needs to pee, but nothing coming out. Urinalysis showed tons of bacteria. Vet prescribed Cephalosporin (?) for 14 days. She seems to feel better, but still squatting a lot with some red tinge. My question…how long with the blood and symptoms remain if the antibiotics are working?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Usually signs should resolve within 7-10 days. If symptoms persist or worsen, I would ask for x ray to see if any bladder stones, as well as a bladder tumor antigen test on urine to check for possible tumors in dog this age.

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    Rachel Reply:

    Thanks for your answer. Upon recheck the vet was able to US well enough to find TCC. She is on some meds which aren’t expected to help too much. Vet says 3-6 months.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi RAchel. Ask vet about drug called piroxicam to help with bladder inflammation which can also cause disease remission in small percentage of dogs. Also consider working with holistic vet on build up immune system through diet and supplements, etc To learn more see my website http://www.doctordym.com

  155. Paula N
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    I have a 7 yr.old rescue dog. She was fine until around 5p today;other then didn’t eat lunch which she does occasionally. Starting at 5p she started throwing and peeing blood. It is now 130 a and she is peeing every 30 minutes and salivating; minimal vomit. I do not have extra money at this time;out of work and three children’s tuition. What do I do?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Sorry Paula. Not much you can do at home on this one. You can try cranberry product from 1800petmeds but really need vet exam ASAP. D-mannose from health food store may also help

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  156. cindy
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dr., I wrote to you back in June about my 12 yr girl that has had blood in urine for a year and half now well found out she has CHF and is now taking Vetmedin 5mg. she takes half tab every 12 hours, she still has blood in urine vet. says that is least of her problem but it is VERY bloody now and just wanted to know if you could tell me something to help with this. Also some times she has a fainting spell and small cough. Is there any thing can be done for her?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    answered above

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  157. cindy
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dr., I wrote to you back in June about my 12 yr. old dog that had blood in urine for over a year. Well it turns out she has CHF the vet. put her on Vetmedin 5mg. 1/2 tab every 12 hours she been on for 2 months now doing pretty good but still has blood and seems to be getting more, she also has fainting spells and small cough. Is ther something else I can do for her?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Blood in the urine like this has nothing to do with heart issue. I would ask your vet to do complete urine analysis and urine culture to check for infection, as well as x rays to check for bladder stones. As for cough, see if vet can add other heart meds if needed like enalopril or lasix.

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  158. cindy
    Posted October 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Ok I was wondering if it ok to give cranberry extract for bladder it clear it up before but was afraid with heart med. I gave her some 2 times and seems like when I do she has one of those fainting spells maybe it just me thinking that. Also sorry about double post. :(

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Cranberry extract should not be a problem wit heart med. Should not worsen fainting.

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  159. Crystal Ruiz
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    We just purchased a puppy, some type of poodle mix. She is only 10 weeks old and has started scooting and also blood in her urine. They expressed her anal glands and still scooting no tape worms. Cant afford any more vet bills, any suggestions.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Still could be urinary tract infection and/or anal gland infection. I would ask vet about prescription antibiotic like clavamox or similar medicine.

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  160. cindy
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi Dr. I would like your input again on things I could do for my Dottie we have found she has a tumor not for sure where but doesn’t really matter because of her age and heart she can not have surgery. I would like to know of some things I can do for her to make rest of her life as good as possible right now she gets her heart pill and 250 mg. of C twice a day are there other supplements I can give to help her live the best she can.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    HI Cindy. I would also try the excellent supplements from 1800petmeds called oncosupport and Glucamune which are wonderful to support cancer patients. I would also consider consulting individually with a holistic vet on a more individualized approach to diet, nutritional therapies and supplements to help her. To learn more go to my website http://www.doctordym.com Many holistic vets like myself do offer phone consultations.

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  161. Vanessa
    Posted December 18, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    My 8 year old american Eskimo started peeing blood and having major diarrhea and now is not going at all. She is still eating but is very lethargic. I can’t afford a vet is there anything I can do for her, I’m desperate!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Vanessa. Not much you can do for this one at home. Try going to local ASCPA which may have low cost vet services.

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    Vanessa Reply:

    Thank you for your help but sadly she passed away last night.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I am so sorry for your loss

  162. Shaun Rodriguez
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    My female dog started having trouble urinating. She would strain herself and nothing would come out. I stayed outside with her for a while and noticed a drop of blood come out instead of urine. She itches herself down there. If looks like she itches really bad. I don’t have money for vet. I love my dog . She doesn’t look like she’s in pain only struggles to urinate. Should I try cranberry tablets and vitamin C or does it sound worse.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have vet exam and urine analysis for infection, crystals, etc but if not possible then cranberry and vitamin C fine. Also use supplement called D-mannose from health food store as well.

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  163. James
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Instead of the cranberry tablets that you mention, can you substitute pure cranberry juice for possible UTI?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Pure cranberry juice is ok, however the extra sugar is not really good for dogs, especially when there is urinary tract inflammation.

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  164. M
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Dr. Michael, I have a male shih-tzu that is 1yr 3 months and about 8 pounds. He urinated today twice with a little bit of blood and the third time there wasn’t any. I was wondering should I still take him to vet tomorrow morning? He also loves oranges and I give him a little now and then, I was wondering if eating to much oranges would be bad for him? Thank you!

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Oranges shouldnt be a problem unless his urine is too acidic which your vet can tell you by urine analysis. You can try supplements like UT strength from company Vetri Science as well as D-mannose from health food store, but if signs persist or worsen, see your vet for evaluation and urine analysis.

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  165. Gen
    Posted February 16, 2014 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    My 9 year old Shep/Husky mix was diagnosed with a bladder infection 3 days ago. The vet put her on cephalexin the same day. I also picked up the Cranberry Relief supplement for her and have been giving that twice per day. After reading more about this is it safe to be giving her both? She seems to be doing great- back to her old self. But, both the antibiotic and cranberry supplement require another week or two. Just wanted to make sure it’s safe to be giving her both at the same time…? Thanks.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    No problem using both at same time

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  166. Yridian Cardenas
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I Have A 3 Year Old Chihuahua Mix .
    He Has Been Peeing Blood & He Is Acting Way Strange .
    Do I Have To Take Him To A Vet ? Or Is There A Certain Medical Thing I Can Give Him ?
    Please Help Me !

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Best to have vet exam and urine analysis to rule out infection, crystals, etc X rays can help rule out bladder stones.

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  167. Kimberly Goff
    Posted March 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    My 10 year old beagle/ chihuahua is peeing blood, it just started today. I can’t take him to the vets because its 12:44 am. Can he die from this in 2 days? He is not in any pain that I know of but I am worried sick. The peeing blood comes and it goes. Its every other trip out side that he does it. What can I do?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Not much you can do at home. As long as dog urinating, will not likely die from this. You could try cranberry products from health food store and/or as well as supplement D-mannose from health food store. Big differentials are urinary tract infection, urinary tract stones, etc

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  168. Shannon Rosier
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Our Male boxer (apx 7 years old, 85 lbs) was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia a little over a week ago. At the time he was lethargic, brownish red urine and some clotting from his urine discharge. Our vet recommended immediate neutering, placed him on Cipro and pain meds. Post op, last week his urine had cleared up, however my wife had been giving him both Baytril and Cipro, misunderstanding our Vet. He had been vomiting a couple of times (yellow bile). After calling the vet, my wife discontinued the Baytril, and is only giving him Cipro now. His appetite has returned however, the last couple of days his urine has returned to being bloody with some clotting again. He doesn’t seem to be in discomfort, but does seem to have a bit of difficulty urinating.

    Is this normal following neutering, and should we wait to see if the antibiotics work or should we have another urinalysis to see if there’s a secondary infection?

    Very concerned.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Probably best to have another urine analysis done to see if infection. I would even recommend a sterile urine culture to make sure no resistant bacteria. Also consider working with a holistic veterinarian on restoring health, as neutering places big stress on dog’s whole body, especially a boxer who is already prone to cancer, as many in this breed are. Many holistic veterinarians, including myself do offer phone consultations. to learn more go to http://www.doctordym.com

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  169. Liz
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi I have a 2 year old bichon we were sitting around watching tv and out of nowhere he gets up and starts peeing black he did it all over my carpet ( which isn’t important right now) He never pees inside and this time he did a lot I’m worried sick right now cause I don’t know what’s wrong with him other than his urine being black he is his usual playful self . I’ve been watching him closely to see if I see any other symptoms but nothing he already went on his pad and it’s still black. I really don’t know what to do because our financial situation is terrible right now. What can I do ?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Not much you can do at home. Needs vet exam, urine analysis and likely blood work to sort out causes.

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  170. Soumen Das
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Dear sir i have a doberman mix dog which is 4 and a half year when he is doing pee the colour of his pee is yellow and redish type and he is well active now what should i give him to cure this

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Needs full veterinary evaluation and medical workup for proper diagnosis and best long term treatment plan

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  171. Donna
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    my 10 yr old lab has recurrent blood in urine. no stones can be felt in a urinary tract phycial exam. she was on amoxicilian but the vet wants to try macrobid. can’t find much info on this med and it was very expensive at my pharmacy. Have you any expeience with this med? do you know of any online or alternative place to purchase? I paid $85.00 for 40 pills.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I don’t have much experience or knowledge about this expensive medication. I would ask your vet to take sterile urine culture from your dog, so as to find out most economical antibiotic to treat any infections.

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  172. terry christie
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    hi, I have a 6 year old staff crossed with a shar-pei and recently we got a new dog who is 9 months old. Last month i came home and found them locked together with the small dog crying, so we soon got rid of him. Now, we are worried about her physical health. she is heavily pregnant, peeing a lot of blood and cant walk on her legs. when she pees it smells like rotten eggs. I am highly concerned about this due to the fact it has been getting worse day after day, she has not moved only to go out for a wee when normally she the most energetic dog you would know, she has not been eating and lost her personality all together. We are taking her to the vet tomorrow but i am worried if she will last the night. should i be concerned? the only reason why I am leaving the vet till so late is because my friend has a dog and she showed the same signs as my dog is, but apparently my dog is 10x worse. will she be ok?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    She needs to see vet ASAP..Not something I can advise at home

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  173. terry christie
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    She has been peeing blood all of her life and i took her to the vet and he couldnt identify what was the problem and the antibiotics just never worked so he said if its not causing abd pain and she isnt effected by it dont be worried. And now shes pregbat its got worse! Do you think she her and the pups will be ok?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hoping she and pups will be ok, but she should be closely monitored and under the care of your local veterinarian.

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  174. Posted May 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

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    attractive content material. Do you ever build articles for others?
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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I have been writing articles on pet care for years.

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  175. Kelly
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Hi,
    I have a 7yr old female havanese, she in the past has had a UTi maybe once a year. But the last few months we have spent alot of money on various meds and cultures only to have the peeing on ones self to re occur. I have been trying cranberry and thought all was good , off meds for about 2 weeks and , here it started again. Any suggestions, I feel my vet has just been milking us along and not getting to the root of problem. Tells me now to go to a specialist which $250 just to look over records. I will change vets but any insight to the problem. The did xray looking for stones and none.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    This is tough one, but probably an ultrasound by specialist could be helpful to make sure no hidden stones or anatomic defects, polyps, etc. You could also try a homeopathic approach, but this is not quick fix either, and requires time and patience. To learn more about homeopathy go to http://www.beyondflatearth.com as well as http://www.drpitcairn.com and my website http://www.doctordym.com Many homeopathic vets offer phone consultations.

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  176. ajay
    Posted May 23, 2014 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Sir have a pug femail she drop blood and some white white after urine I check her the docter and x ray and blood test and urine test all report is OK and xray report also OK blood is not coming regularly plz help me

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Ask for x ray to rule out stones

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  177. Niki F.
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    I have a spayed female yourkie who turns 5 yrs old September 1 2014. She had 2 accidents on the tile and I noticed her urine was dark yellow with a blood droplet (bright red) then approx 5 droplets as she walked away. She had xrays etc approx 3 years ago and was given a 7 day supply of clindamycin and placed on a few days science diet special food which she wouldnt eat. She currently eats a mixture of purina beneful incredibites and Iams Im so good chicken both dry food mixed together.. She hasn’t had any issues since until I noticed tonight. I have clindamycin on hand 150mg capsules. I don’t get paid till the 3rd as I am on disability. Would it hurt to begin her on treatment until I can get her in on july 3rd? She is 9.5 lbs. If the clindamycin should wait is there anything over the counter I could get for her so she doesn’t get worse until I have money to see the vet? Please help as she is my baby. We also placed her on k9 advantix 2 approx 2 mths ago as fleas are awful in florida right now and 2 nights ago wormed her with Sentry HC wormXplus trwats tapeworms which we saw in her stool also treats hook and round worms. Could one of these bethe cause of blood droplets in her urine?

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would NOT use clindamycin unless it has been recommended by a local examining vet. Not typically a preferred antibiotic for urinary issues. You could try urinary tract supplements like cranactin from health food store, but truthfully a vet exam is needed here and urine analysis to guide treatment.

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  178. Alicia
    Posted June 15, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I have a 15 yr old schipperke that peed on the floor and had a small blood clot. I took her out side to finish peeing where she just stands there and you can see blood by her potty spots. She has had a mass by her ribs for a few yrs that the vet has been watching but unsure what it is. Now in the room she walks in circles leaking. I am in the middle of relocating to another state so don’t have much money or know a vet in San Antonio that is good but affordable. Anyone please help.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Alicia. Not much you can do at home. In pet this age, could be anything from simple infection to more complicated polyps, stones and even tumors. Need vet exam ASAP

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  179. Posted June 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Hello yesterday I took my 11 yr old golden retriever to the vet he was peeing blood, they found out he had a bladder infection and urinary track infection as well as enlarged prostate . Doc recommended neuter him and that would help with the prostate . So 650 dollars ( blood work n shots n neutering ) later today I picked him up 1 st thing when he went outside still peeing blood now we have been home 6 hrs and still peeing blood. Have amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x a day. When should he stop peeing ? I am really concerned. Thank you.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    They should have NEVER vaccinated a dog that was chronically sick with prostate/urinary tract issues. Hopefully things will settle down. Also amoxicillin not my favorite antibiotic for prostate. I prefer quinolone antibiotics like baytril, etc

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  180. Posted June 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    MY SON’S DOG IS PEEING ALOT OF BLOOD NOT PEE JUST BLOOD 6 TIMES IN LAST 20 MIN. IS THIS BAD? WHAT CAN WE DO? WE HAVE NO MONEY FOR A VET.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Only can try cranactin and/or D-Mannose from health food store. Also vitamin C in form of ester C can help as well, but may need prescription for antibiotic like baytrtil, clavamox or amoxcillin

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  181. andrea smith
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I have a 12 year old yellow lab, not neutered , he has been dripping blood from his penis, vet said no blood in his urine but suspected kidney infection, antibiotics done and blood is dripping again

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I would ask vet for complete workup, including x rays/ultrasound to assess prostate, as well as CBC/chem to assess for underlying medical issues, urine analysis and testing for tick born diseases which can cause this as well as low platelet counts and bleedings. A urine culture also may be worthwhile, as your dog may need several weeks of an antibiotic.

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  182. Katie
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    So after 3 days on antibiotics no more blood in urine. He did pass blod clots for 3 days which concerned me. You can check at ur local ASPCA they may have a vet non site for appointments. I. Read milk thistle is good for urinary tract infections which is what my dog had. Also there is care credit with no interest if paid in full in 6 months. So that may be an option . By me a vet visit is about 45 and then urine test is 30 . But meds are the best thing. A feed store may also sel the meds at a lower cost .

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Thanks for sharing Katie

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  183. Nina
    Posted July 1, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I have a 9 year old great dane with copper storage disease, which was diagnosed 2 years ago, treated with a copper chelator (Cupramine) for a year than zinc (200 mg/day), cyclosporine (400 mg/day), Denamarin, ursidiol, and Vit E. Her liver enzymes are now close to normal and have been for a year. Cyclosporine is kept that high because every time we try to go lower, liver enzymes (ALT and AP) go sky high (>1000 and 1800, respectively, while liver copper stays barely detectable (biopsy)). She had a liver biopsy at the end of March, 2014. 10 days later, she got a UTI (E. coli), 10 days of antibiotics cleared it. 10 days after the end of antibiotics, it came back, E. coli again. 14 days of antibiotics cleared it. 10 days later UTI again, this time an enterococcus (I forget which one), so different antibiotics which cover E. coli, enterococcus, streptococcus and a couple of other species, this time for 4 weeks (upon my insistence, vet wanted 14 days). After that, we cultured her urine, culture was clear. It was clear 7 days later as well. 2 weeks later, dog’s showing all signs of a UTI again (wants out every 30 minutes, panting, i.e. in pain), back on antibiotics, but the culture came back clear this time, no WBCs, no RBCs either, concentrated urine, acidic pH. Nothing. She had an X-ray, which also didn’t show anything. On the other hand, after just 3 days of antibiotics, she’s back to normal.
    Vet says it’s impossible that she has a bacterial infection with a clear culture. I disagree. There are several published studies in which 5-15% of dogs with recurrent UTIs have clear cultures after multiple rounds of antibiotics. The same is true for humans (had this unfortunate experience myself, took me 2 months to find a urologist who believed that I was not having “imaginary” bladder pain but actually had an infection, ended up on 3 months of doxycycline to clear it). What do you think? What should I do next? 2 weeks of antibiotics will not clear this. They are talking about Cushing’s disease and diabetes. The dog is not diabetic (glucose was normal 4 weeks ago), and does not have adrenal insufficiency (shows absolutely no clinical signs of it, I’m an M.D., so this much I know). She drinks normal amounts of water, not increased, her liver enzymes are slightly elevated because of copper storage disease/chronic inflammatory hepatitis that comes along with it, not because of Cushing’s. Please help.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I agree that sometimes dogs can have hidden urinary tract infections i.e even deep kidney infections known as pyelnephritis with negative urine cultures. You may want to speak with them about possibly doing ultrasound of bladder and/or kidneys to further assess. I dont see a problem with trying a few weeks of a good antibiotic for urinary tract i.e such as a quinolone, as well as even adding additional supplement like UT strength or Bladder strength from company Vetri science. Good luck with this one. Sounds like you have done great job with your pet!!

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  184. Katie
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    So my dog had a uti ( blood in urine for 5 days then gone)and prostate was enlarged. Got him fixed and amoxicillin 500 mg 3 x a day for 14 days . He seems fine eating and poohing and peeing normal but today he has blood in his urine and I am conferences. He has been of his meds for 4 days he finished all of it. He is 11 yrs old . Any ideas ?
    Thank you.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Hi Katie. Could be residual or recurrent bacterial infection. I would recommend a urine culture at vet. Also consider x rays to make sure no bladder stones.

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    Katie Reply:

    We did the X-rays looked good. Another round of medicine this time cepgalexin 500 mg 2 x day for 14 days . Just finished 5 days ago and today blood in urine giving him cranberry pills 3600 mg a day and glucosamine chi 2000 gm a day vet said would help . Now at 900 bucks and still no clear answer doc says another test 140 to detect exactly which bacteria is in his urine. I’m leaning towards a new vet . Any ideas . Blood work looks good for his age . He’s eating good normal around the house drinks water . Could this be from holding his pee at nite ? Not wanting to got out when it’s hot ? Thank you.
    Katie

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    Katie Reply:

    So today vet ran a culture with sensitivity test of his urine. Have to wait 3-5 days to see what it could be.

    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Urine culture results should provide valuable information.

    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I think you should see vet internist specialist to have an ultrasound of bladder and urine culture.

  185. chris L
    Posted August 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I have a 11 yr old jack russell female 20lb. took her in this past monday for problems urinating. doc said possible urinary infection and put her on cipofloxacin 250 mg x1 day. now there are signs of blood in her urine periodically and the past two mornings she has gotten sick. she has 7 more days of medication. i am worried that i need to take her back into the vet to have her checked again. or is this usual side effects of the medication and infection

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    I dont think side effects. Could be resistant bacterial infection and/or other issue like bladder stone or tumor. I would recommend urine culture, as well as x rays and/or ultrasound to sort this out

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    chris L Reply:

    thank you for the advise. They also placed her on a special food that takes care of urinary problems; Royal canine urinary SO. i have been watching her the best i can and it appears there is no more blood signs. I will take your advise and take her back in. doc said last visit that there maybe a need for a x ray. might just have them do it to be sure.
    thank you

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  186. Desiree
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    Just notice my dog he is lik 10yrs urine dark red poo really soft strang not eating back legs giving out looks lik he was crying and has pain not eating but drank so much water just notice this

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    HI Desiree. Based on severity of the symptoms I would recommend evaluation by a vet for blood work and possibly x rays, etc

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  187. Marisa
    Posted August 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I have a 6 lb 10 yo female Pomeranian (has liver shunt and had surgery at 2yo) who is showing signs of UTI. She was given clavamox 2 months ago and “UTI” subsided. I put it in quotes because her free catch urine sample did not test positive for a UTI, but did have elevated levels of proteins and red blood cells. “UTI” has been back now for about 2 weeks and I brought her to vet today for a sterile urinalysis. After the test, we were waiting in the waitng room and she started barking at me (rare), I looked down and she had peed on the floor and I noticed blood mixed with her urine. The vet had showed me her urine samples about 2 minutes earlier in the patient room and asked about blood in her urine and she did not have blood before the test. My question is, is it ok/normal for the urinalysis to cause bleeding? The bleeding has since stopped (the frequent urges has not) and she is now on clavamox and waiting for her urinalysis results.

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    Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarian Reply:

    Some dogs who have residual liver shunts are prone to certain types of urinary crystals and/or stones on occasion so may be worth while to consider ultrasound of bladder if signs persist. X rays not always show these type of stones. With sterile urine samples gotten by needle called cystcentesis, there can be traumatic hemorrhage after the stick. I would wait for urine analysis to come back

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