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Blood in pee?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by rottiemum, Oct 5, 2013.


  1. rottiemum

    rottiemum PetForums VIP

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    Ok, so for a day or two I've noticed Baillie started to pee more often - but also noticed that after the first time or two she wasn't getting anything out. But it seemed like she thought she needed to.

    Then finally today I saw her pee on the patio, and saw a few drops of blood come out at the end.

    She is neutered, so not a season or anything like that. She's acting normal, except for the extra peeing. Poo is normal.

    And it being Saturday the vet is closed, and I don't know if this counts as an 'emergency'.

    Help! :crying:
     
  2. labradrk

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    Could be lot's of things, but it sounds like a urinary tract infection.

    Personally I would take her to the vets but then I'm a wimp and don't like to think of my dog being in discomfort if it can be helped. However, it will be expensive as you'll be paying out of hours fees. :(
     
  3. rottiemum

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    Thanks. I thought it could be that. I hate her to be uncomfortable, but will it be harmful to wait?
     
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    It's up to you. All I know is that UTI's aren't particularly pleasant and I would want to kickstart treatment as soon as possible.
     
  5. rottiemum

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    Thanks!


    Taking her in now - I'll update you later!
     
  6. Lilylass

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    Hope you're getting on OK

    I would also suspect a UTI - Maisie had one a few weeks ago.

    I was lucky as Smudge used to have kidney problems so I noticed her peeing a lot more than normal so took her in (thankfully it was a Friday & certainly didn't want to live it over the weekend) and got ABs / anti-inflamatories straight away

    I think you've done the right thing as it's really uncomfortable for them & much easier to clear the quicker you get it
     
  7. Linda2147

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    could be something as simple as a UTI or could be kidney or bladder stones. All treatable conditions.

    I would just say if they put the dog on an anti biotic its a good idea to give them a probiotic. The anti biotic will kill the "good" bacteria in the intestines so you need to replace it with a probiotic.

    75% of the dog's health originates in the gut, to keep the gut healthy and they need the good bacteria in there to do its job
     
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    If she is peeing more in frequency and amount and there is blood in the pee, then it sounds like a Urinary tract infection, you can get blood with bad UTIs.
    They can get inflammation and cystitis too like us so it can be painful and a bit more difficult too pee. Its a good chance that's all it is although she will need ABs to clear it up.

    Any blood in pee and changes to urination should be checked out. She does need to see the vet, and if you can take a urine sample too to save time, as they can test it straight away.
     
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    UTIs wont get better on their own, in fact if they travel upwards to the kidneys you can get a kidney infection too, which she may even have already, so you need to get her in and sorted asap.
     
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    How did it go at the vets?
     
  11. rottiemum

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    Hi all,

    Thanks so much for all your replies :)

    Took her in and they said UTI, so they gave us antibiotics & anti-inflammatories, and I've started her on them.
    They said if it continues then to take a sample to our vet, but this should do it. So fingers crossed.
     
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    Hope she gets well soon
    xxx
     
  13. Lilylass

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    Fingers crossed shes feeling better in a few days:)
     
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    Poor girl, hope she's feeling better soon. :smile5:
     
  15. rottiemum

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    Hi all

    Just a quick update - she seems much better. She's not straining to pee, or needing to try as often, and seems more comfortable. There's still a few doses of meds left to go, and hopefully she'll be all sorted when it's done. :)

    Thanks again for all the kind advice & comments. :D
     
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    Great to hear :thumbup:
     
  17. Mumtomaddog

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    Excellent news! Glad she's on the mend :)
     
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