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What is Blood in the Urine?

Blood can appear in dog’s urine at any age, but age can be a good indicator of the cause. For instance, dogs can suffer from familial hematuria, which means that blood in the urine is hereditary, and this is the most common cause for blood in the urine of young dogs. However, the most common cause of blood in the urine of an older dog is cancer. Another indicator can be gender because blood in the urine may be caused by a urinary tract infection, from which females are more likely to suffer than males.

Blood in the urine is a condition medically referred to as hematuria. Blood in the urine is a symptom that can indicate various underlying causes, some of which are very serious. These include cancer (commonly in: older dogs), familial hematuria (younger dogs), and urinary tract infections (females).

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Symptoms of Blood in the Urine in Dogs

The primary symptom is blood in the urine itself, which can be seen in a range of discoloration, ranging from amber to red, orange or brown. This symptom may or may not be accompanied by abnormally frequent urination, evident abdominal pain or discomfort, and hemorrhages below the skin manifesting themselves as bruises. However, no other symptoms may be present, and the presence of blood in the urine, depending on its concentration, may not markedly change the color of your dog’s urine to the extent that you will notice it. Often, the detection of hematuria only occurs during routine health examinations or testing for another health problem that requires a urinalysis.

There are other possible causes for discolored urine. It is important to note that consumption of beets can cause red-tinted urine, so if the color is the only indicator, be sure that your dog hasn’t consumed beets recently.

Causes of Blood in the Urine in Dogs

  • Bladder or Kidney Infection - Blood in your dog’s urine may be caused by a bladder infection or kidney infection, or infection of the prostate or urethra.
  • Tumors - Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors may cause blood in the urine of dogs.
  • Stones - Hematuria may be caused by kidney or bladder stones, as the presence of stones strains these organs.
  • Poisoning - Blood in your dog’s urine may be a sign that he has ingested a toxic substance such as a rodenticide.The core symptom will usually be accompanied by other symptoms such as lethargy, coughing, exercise intolerance, swollen abdomen, and difficulty breathing.
  • Urinary Tract Infection - A key symptom of urinary tract infection (UTI) is blood in the urine. This will usually be accompanied by some of the following symptoms: trouble emptying bladder, loss of bladder control, pain while urinating, a strong odor to the urine and constant licking of the urinary opening.
  • Injury - Physical trauma can be the cause of blood appearing in your dog’s urine. If your dog has experienced a recent injury, be sure to report it to the veterinarian.
  • Prostate - Blood in your male dog’s urine may be caused by a prostatic disease. There are seven prostatic diseases: benign prostatic hyperplasia, squamous metaplasia, cystic hyperplasia, paraprostatic cysts, bacterial infection, prostatic abscess, and prostatic cancer. If your dog has a prostatic disease, he will likely exhibit one or more of the additional symptoms of labored urination, decreased urine stream and difficulty passing bowel movements.
  • Estrus - Female dogs in heat do bleed. While the blood is not in the urine since it is coming from the same area, dog owners can sometimes confuse estrus blood with blood in the urine. Check for other signs that your dog is in heat, like that she has not been spayed, her vulva is swollen, and drops of blood are left behind when she sits down.

Diagnosis of Blood in the Urine in Dogs

Because of the possibility of very serious underlying causes, it’s important to take your dog into the veterinarian as soon as you notice symptoms. A detailed account of the onset of any symptoms and the possibility of any recent injury, ingestion of toxic substance or ingestion of new or odd foods or a new vitamin supplement will greatly aid the veterinarian in diagnosis.

A detailed physical examination will be conducted, and the veterinarian will be looking for any potential abnormalities such as swelling tenderness or growths. Additionally, a complete blood count will be used to detect abnormal red and white blood cell and platelet levels, and a chemical blood profile will be used to detect levels calcium, phosphorous, potassium, nitrogenous waste products, albumin, and liver enzymes.

A very important diagnostic tool will be the urinalysis. Your dog’s urine will be pH tested and analyzed for mineral content, presence of red blood cells, hemoglobin, and protein and glucose levels. If a high concentration of minerals is found that may indicate crystals or stones, the urine will be further examined under a microscope.

The veterinarian may require an ejaculate sample from your male dog, the analysis of which will determine the presence of prostatic disease. A vaginoscopy or cystoscopy may be necessary in order to examine fully your dog’s genital health.

If a tumor is detected or suspected, the veterinarian may order an ultrasound and/or x-ray in order to fully identify the presence of a tumor. In some cases, a biopsy will be necessary in order to determine if a tumor is benign or malignant.

Treatment of Blood in the Urine in Dogs

Treatment will be varied and designed to address the underlying cause of the blood in your dog’s urine once your dog has been stabilized. Stabilization may require intravenous fluids to treat dehydration and/or a blood transfusion if your dog’s red blood cell count is dangerously low.

Infections

Antibiotics are the treatment of choice for bladder, kidney, urinary tract, and other infections. Specific antibiotics that your vet may prescribe will depend on your dog’s history with antibiotics and the site of the infection.

Stones

Bladder and kidney stones may be treated through diet low in protein, phosphorous and magnesium and designed to promote acidic urine as well as encourage increased water intake, or in more severe cases, removal of the stones through nonsurgical or surgical means.

Tumors

The treatment of tumors will depend on the site and diagnosis. The veterinarian may refer you to an oncologist for a more specialized diagnosis and treatment.

Poisoning

Treatment for poisoning will depend upon the substance ingested. If your dog has ingested rodenticide and is experiencing vitamin D poisoning, she will need to remain on an IV until her electrolyte, calcium, and phosphorous levels have stabilized. Your dog may be given a phosphate binder such as aluminum hydroxide in order to allow her to excrete the excess phosphorous in her system more quickly.

Injury

If the blood in your dog’s urine is the result of trauma, the treatment will depend upon the extent and location of the internal damage that is found during diagnosis.

Prostate

Treatment of prostatic disease will depend upon the diagnosis, as there are several possible diseases. For primary or secondary bacterial infections, your dog will be prescribed aggressive antibiotic therapy that may be much longer than a typical antibiotic regimen. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, cystic metaplasia, testicular tumors and cystic hyperplasia generally occur only in dogs that have not been neutered, and neutering is often the only treatment necessary. Paraprostatic cysts and prostatic abscesses must be surgically removed and drained.

Recovery of Blood in the Urine in Dogs

No matter the diagnosis, it is most important to follow the veterinarian’s instructions for follow-up care and monitoring. If the symptom was determined to be the result of a dietary abnormality, the veterinarian will advise you on an appropriate diet. It is always important to consult the veterinarian before adding a nutritional or vitamin supplement to your dog’s diet. No matter the cause, it is important to always have fresh, clean water available and encourage your dog to stay hydrated.

Blood in the Urine Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Dior
10 Years
Fair condition
2 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Just noticed my pomeranian has a discoloration in his urine wacted to know the cause of that I'm absolutely terrified as to what it could be

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few reasons why a male dog would have blood in the urine; this may be due to a urinary tract infection, trauma, inflammation, prostate disease, cancer, clotting disorders, poisoning or reaction to medication. The treatment would be dependent on the underlying cause; usually a visit to your Veterinarian would result in a round of antibiotics (dependent on the result of a physical examination) to see if that clears things up. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Why don't vets have a payment plan for the $350+ bills? It's easier for people, just like human visits.

Gosh poor pooch... My dog is small terrier or chow.. she had stones removed in Nov 2017 plus she had two very small stones one in each kidney but Vet said they would resolve. Since surgery she has been bleeding a lot, losses control constantly. Vet put her on Clavamox two a day but she can only take one a day in half dowsed or she vomits violently... Vet thinks infection. She only have a few pills left and there is not much change.. Pee is a better color but the blood is bright red and still a problem... So worried... I am sick w grief, Maybe I should get second opinion??? She is 11 years never been sick before now...

$100 for a Vet visit would be the least I'd expect. About any diagnosis or treatment for x-rays,labs of any sort, meds and I can't get out of a visit to a vet for less than $350.00, or so. Complaints about cost are not a cop out. It is easy to bill out at $500.00 or more, even $5000 for an emergency. I disagree with your comment. Cost me $2,600.00 to get a surgery done for a patella relocation. Lots of other bills for diarrhea over $300.00. Could have been treated less expensively with an injection of anti-biotics, but diagnosis required many other tests first. Lots of people give good, loving care to their pets and spending that sort of money is well beyond their ability to pay. Sometimes,the only choice for a family is to put the pet down, and it is traumatizing for them to do so. Right now, i'm taking my 5 year old female Shi Tzu in due to blood in her urine. I will bet it costs me over $300 total, and that's if it's just a UTI.

My dog who is about 6 years old started thowing up and shaking then started peeing with blood in it and cant really go pee much and had an accident

I have a 4 week old male puppy that is starting to pee light red and I don’t have money to take him to the vet what do I do ?

If your dogs peeing blood there is a serious problem that needs to be diagnosed and treated by a Vet. UTI's, Cancer, Kidney Stones are all serious and painful. Saying you can't afford to keep your dog healthy and out of pain is a cop out.
My wife and I aren't wealthy by any stretch of the imagination but we do what we need to do to insure our pets are cared for.

sorry to comment here like this.. if you can afford day to day expenses you can certainly prioritize and budget in a hundred dollars or so for a visit to the vet.. Odin being a dog owner is a responsibility you chose be responsible and take care of your pet.

My dog is around getting pretty old and he's been peeing blood for a while but we can't afford to take him to a vet. He's healthy and fairly active but I don't know what could be causing this

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Precious
Shih Tzu
12 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine
Blood in Urine

Medication Used

None

Does she have cancer?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine can be caused by a variety of different conditions including infection, urinary stones, tumours, low blood platelets, trauma, kidney disease, poisoning or originating from the genital tract. Normally if a dog isn’t showing any other symptoms and after a urinalysis test, antibiotics would be prescribed to see if it cleared the problem up. If there was excessive straining or vocalisation during urination then an x-ray may be performed to check for urinary stones or tumours. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Ya know you ppl who are telling these folks they are pretty much a POS if they can’t afford a vet bill~maybe when they got their pet that I’m sure they love and would love to be able to take them to the vet and probably could at one time but have come upon hard times and cannot afford it right now doesn’t mean they don’t care as much about their pet as the next person! My goodness!!

My daughter has a 10 year old female boxer. She was having blood in her urine. Other than that is running around and acting normal. Her vet did a digital xray and her kidneys were not visible and intestines were pushed up towards the stomach. He did not do a urinalysis nor blood work and said he could do an exploratory surgery which was going to cost $175. First I find it strange that an exploratory surgery costs only $175 when my sisters teeth cleaning for her cat costed more than that. Plus no urinalysis or blood work was done. Thoughts?

My male dog has just had routien tests done bloods an urine blood was in urine been put on antibiotics 2wks then check his urine again results for blood tomorrow but he was showing no signs of discomfort or anything we will see hopefully it will be ok for my best friend 😢

I have a mountain dog from Kyrgyzstan. .he is mixed breed. Today during walk while urinating he is getting blood. It's mostly pink in color and in between blood also coming. Whst it could be. Consulted my vet he gave lesix, Mox & cystone cap. What is it? Am very worried. Please answer

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Hoss
American Pit Bull Terrier
10 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

I have a 10 month old pit bull puppy i just started noticing a little blood in his urine and at times looks like he is trying to urinate but only a little comes out no signs of pain now he just started scooting his butt across the floor what could it be other than a uti?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The usual suspects for blood in the urine and difficulty in urination are a urinary tract infection and urinary stones; other causes of blood in the urine and urinary difficulty are prostate disease (in male dogs), cancer, trauma, congenital abnormalities and poisoning. The treatment is dependant on the primary condition, so a visit to your Veterinarian would be required to diagnose and prescribe a course of treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have a pit bull terrier too and he has the exact symptoms!

He was treated for a UTI, but it didn't help.

My dog isn't fixed and is also scooting so I'm wondering if it's prostate issue??

My dog is having many bruises in her stomach and continue to pee blood.Is she be cured?

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Akela
Black Labrador
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

blood in urine.
trouble urinating
urinating frequently.

I have a 4 month old female black lab who has blood in her urine, and is trying to urinate frequently. Having troubles sometimes as nothing coming out. Just noticed it today on way back from holidays.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Usually the main cause for blood in the urine is infection, if there are no other symptoms your Veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to see if they clear up the problem. Other causes of blood in the urine are urinary stones, kidney failure, congenital abnormalities, trauma and poisoning; again, your Veterinarian will evaluate Akela for all these conditions. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sindu
Japanese Spitz
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine

My dog is 10 years old and when he pees it is usually very yellow and has a bad smell. But today he peed some sort of blood. The country where I belong to has no proper vet that can actually help me out. So what am I supposed to do and get my poor buddy out of it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The usual cause of blood in the urine is a urinary tract infection; prescription antibiotics would be the first step in treatment if there are no other clinical signs. Other causes of blood in the urine are due to urinary stones, kidney disease, tumours, blood vessel disorders, trauma or poisoning; if the antibiotics don’t clear the blood (and smell) in the urine, x-rays and blood tests may also be required to help in the diagnostic process. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Freckles Star
Lab mix
12 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood Loss
Frequent Urination

Medication Used

She had a round of antibiotics

Hi, I have a 12 year old female Aussie/lab mix. Besides some joint issues treated with glucosamine she has been a healthy dog. About a month ago she started constantly peeing, so we took her to the vet got a urinalysis and started her on antibiotics. The results showed no signs of bladder infection or UTI and the vet said that she was very normal. A few days later she started dripping blood at the end of her urine stream. We went back to the vet for x-rays and blood work everything came back normal. Now she can't control her bladder hardly at all and is peeing in the house with small blood puddles. She never peed in the house before. When I walk her outside she drips blood everywhere... Is she dieing from organ/kidney failure, how long can she live with constant small amounts of blood loss? All the test came back fine:( We can't afford anything else (like an expensive ultasound); as we already took a lot of money out of our tax savings for the last two vet visits/test and I have past bad credit and a low credit score, so loans are out... Please advise

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst infections are the most common cause of urinary incontinence and the presence of blood in the urine, other causes may be due to urinary stones (usually you would see a pain response), kidney disease or cancer of the bladder. Having not examined Freckles Star personally, I can only suggest that cancer of the bladder or more specifically transitional cell carcinoma (www.vetary.com/dog/condition/transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-tract) maybe the cause. An abdominal ultrasound would be the next diagnostic step. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have a 6 year old male Bichon/Shih tzu that was not neutered . He has blood in his urine and the vet says he has an infection in his prostate is enlarged and should be neutered. Would not being neutered cause this?

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Jao
Shih Tzu
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in urine, bloody spots on his skin
Blood in Urine

Medication Used

Doxycycline, tranexamic acid, ferrous sulfate

Hi good eve! My dog (shih tzu, 2y/o) initially had bleeding gums and we noticed bloody spots on his skin. We went to see a vet and he was given several meds (doxycycline, tranexamic acid, multivitamins+ferrous sulfate) and the vet did a blood test which showed decreased levels of RBC, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. As of now, his gums are not bleeding anymore but he now has blood in his urine and the bloody spots on his skin persist.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Decreased levels of red blood cells and platelets may be caused by an increase in the destruction of the cells due to immune-mediated disease, poisoning or infections or due to a decrease in production caused by bone marrow disorders, liver disease or kidney disease. A decrease in the circulating levels of platelets can lead to blood in the urine or bleeding form capillaries in the skin. Blood biochemistry along with bone marrow biopsy (if biochemistry is normal) would help to indicate the primary cause of the condition and possible methods of treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nati
Poodle
4 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Licking paws
Blood in Urine

My dog is a female miniature poodle/long hair Chihuahua mix. She is going to be 4 years old come January. She is not spade and I noticed her leaving red blood spots behind as she sits. She is not frequently urinating, her stool is normal. I'm wondering is this is her in heat or something else?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Nati is in heat, I would however caution you to monitor her to see if she has a fever, increased thirst, increased urination, loss of appetite, vaginal discharge, lethargy or abdominal pain. There are a few different conditions that may cause bleeding from the vulva including trauma, infections (urinary or genital), tumours, poisoning or miscarriage. If the blood spotting continues or you notice any other symptom, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mary
Boston Terrier
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine

Hello. First noticed this morning that my 9 year old female Boston Terrier had discoloration in her urine and confirmed on this evening walk that indeed her urine is bright red with blood. She has been very thirsty lately and drinking alot of water. Her appetite has been lower lately, but nothing alarming. Her stool is normal. She has recently started on eye drops for glaucoma, but nothing else new other than reward biscuits. I am concerned about her liver based on something one of her doctors said after a recent blood test. Will take her to the emergency vet in the morning. Thank you for any input.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine may be caused by a few different causes, especially in older female dogs. These causes can include infection of the urinary tract, infection of the uterus (pyometra), urinary stones, trauma, tumours and poisoning to name a few suspects. Liver disease can cause blood to appear in the urine; the liver results performed previously may or may not be linked with the presence of blood, but when you visit the Emergency Veterinarian tomorrow they will rerun the tests. If Mary shows signs of fever, pain or neurological signs, visit your Emergency Veterinarian earlier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Louie
Bichon Frise
10 Years
Fair condition
-1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

My dog urinated normally then he did again but with some drops of blood. Its the 1st time this ever happenes and I am so nervous.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different conditions which may cause blood to appear in urine; usually this would be due to an infection which would be treated with antibiotics. However, there are other more serious issues which also may cause blood in the urine; these are urinary stones, tumours, low blood platelets and kidney disease. Your Veterinarian would probably prescribe antibiotics and may take a blood test just to see Louie’s internal health (blood counts, liver, kidney’s). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

my boxer pit bull mix has been having a few accidents, she'll be 7 years old. have a few drops of blood in her pee. not a lot of blood, she goes to pee and a drop comes out. her stool is normal. the vet i took her too a few months back said she had the eye lash inward called enthro something leaves her eyes all nasty like she has bad allergies. Gave me antibiotics and a shot but the eye stuff is back. any suggestions?

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Miss Raven
Min Pin
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bright red blood in urine
Blood In Urine
Blood in Urine

I Just noticed this morning my 8 yr old female Min Pin is having difficulty urinating and what does come out is bright red. The other questions and answers I have read have been helpful but none mention Min Pins or dogs her size. Just want your advise. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine with Min Pin’s have the same causes as other dogs which are infection (urinary system or reproductive tract), urinary stones, tumours, trauma, immune system disease and poisoning. Some Veterinarian’s would prescribe antibiotics in case it is an infection to see if it would clear things up, others would do urinary tests, blood tests, x-rays and ultrasound to determine the cause before treating. Treatment varies depending on the cause and can be treated medically or surgically depending on the primary condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pepe
Miniature Schnauzer
8 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate
Amber to dark yellow urine
Increase water intake

Medication Used

Prazosin
Vetprofen
Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My dog is an 8 year old miniature schnauzer. On his exam almost two weeks ago, his vet noted that his bladder was tender during his exam. He was not happy when his vet palpated around his bladder. They did a urine sample and noted no infection. They did a 2-view X-ray and noted no stones in his bladder. That was last Monday. We couldn't get in for a follow-up until today. We saw a different vet at the clinic today and told me that he was surprised the vet that ordered the urine and x-rays failed to treat him with antibiotics since his urine sample from the week before showed a lot of blood in his urine.
Needless to say, my buddy is now on 3 different medications and I am hoping it helps. The vet today mentioned that his bladder is still inflamed. Is there anything that I should worry about since the first vet we saw didn't even address the blood in his urine a week ago? I'm just upset that his treatment could have been started a week ago and now I'm worried that failing to address that issue last week could cause more damage to my dog's health.

My dog would drink a lot of water, and has no problem urinating but the color is an amber to dark yellow at times, and I have noticed him strain a bit when he pees.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I cannot comment on why your first Veterinarian didn’t start Pepe on antibiotics; drinking a lot of water, straining to urinate and colour change of the urine (darker urine is due to more concentrated urine) is to be expected in a case of urinary infection and should clear up during or after treatment. The delay in starting treatment may make recovery longer, but would usually not cause a major complication unless Pepe was immunosuppressed or had another underlying condition. Keep Pepe on the antibiotics and monitor his progress, if you notice a worsening of signs or any new symptoms (fever, lethargy etc…) visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jack
German Shepherd
6 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in urine, fever, and almost lethargic

My dog lost some of the pigment and texture on his nose, his eyes seemed very red, and seemed to be panting more than the other dogs. Just a quick google search popped up a couple of different types of Lupus? Then a few weeks later he started limping like really bad hip pain, so off to the vet we went. They started him on some NSaids and some eye drops. Eyes cleared up but 6 days later he is laying around almost lethargic and then we notice very dark brown urine. Back to the vet for a battery of blood test and we are currently waiting on those results. Lupus is an autoimmune type illness and that is what the vet is leaning towards, but could the NSaids have caused the same issues? And what is the best course of action going forward?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Usually pigment changes on the nose of a dog are indicative of an autoimmune disease like lupus. Diagnosis can be difficult due to the nature of the condition and needs thorough testing to come to a diagnosis. NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like carprofen (Rimadyl) can cause gastrointestinal ulceration as well as liver and kidney problems; changes in the skin (including nose) are redness and scabbing. The treatment would be dependent on the results of the blood tests as well as the presenting symptoms and elimination of other possible diagnoses. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moo
Chihuahua
16 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine
Loss of Appetite
Constipation
Lethargic
Loss of Balance
Weakness
Vomiting
Weight Loss

Medication Used

None

My 16 year old Chihuahua, Moo, has had a sudden on set of symptoms. Loss of appetite, vomiting, constipation, red bloody urine, leathergy, and troubles navigating. What might she have.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The symptoms you describe could be caused by a variety of different conditions including poisoning, kidney failure, severe infection or cancer. In a severe case like this, a visit to your Veterinarian is required to determine the underlying cause; blood tests, x-rays and other tests will be required to make a diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tessa
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bright red blood in urine

Hello, my 3yr old staffy has bright red urine. I've just noticed it today so I'm unsure of how long this has been occurring. She's eating and drinking normally and I haven't noticed if she's going more frequently. She appears to have no other symptoms. If it is (or even isnt) a urine infection can i give her human Urals?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for the urine of a dog to turn red (blood); these include infection, urinary stones, tumours, poisoning, medication or low platelet levels. Determining the cause is important to direct the treatment accordingly; usually a dipstick test is taken to check for bacteria etc… If the urine test is clean (apart from blood) an x-ray, ultrasound and blood tests may be required. Urals merely increase the pH of urine to provide relief but don’t treat the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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punco
Boerboel
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

pregnant
Blood in Urine

My Dog is 2 years old , she was on her ovulation.three weeks ago , three days after her meeting.i notices her urine is mix with blood , later see drop of bloods . and now sometimes she pee just blood . i spoke to a vet and he said he will need to treat her with antibiotic but she might lose the pregnancy. can i leave her till she deliver or any treatment that wont make her lose the pregnancy

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would recommend treating Punco with the antibiotics since one of the main causes for miscarriage in dogs is due to infection; is isn’t worth risking the Mother’s life and that of the puppies gambling on keeping the pregnancy. If miscarriage occurs, other complications may result in the Punco being sterile (cannot get pregnant or may require the uterus to be removed). Proceed with the antibiotic treatment as preservation of her life is the most important task. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
Yellow Lab
10 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Medication Used

Neuter
Antibiotics

My 10-year old male yellow lab has blood in his urine. So I took him to a vet and they did blood tests, ultra sound on bladder, and neutered him. The results all came back normal. I noticed after being neutered he was still peeing blood so I took him to another vet and they gave him antibiotics. He's now finished with the antibiotics and his urine is dark red. I don't know what else to do, he's been urinating blood for 5 months now. Any suggestions on what to do next?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Has a culture and sensitivity test been carried out to determine if there is an infection present and if so which bacteria along with antibiotics it is susceptible to? I would do that test to be on the safe side in a chronic case like this. Blood in the urine may be caused by infection, tumours, poisoning, liver disease, kidney disease or repeated trauma but you mention that results come back normal; I am unable to offer any further advice I’m afraid. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiggles
Pitbull/blue heeler mix
1
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

peeing in house sometimes with odor or blood clot

My 1 year old female pitbull/blue heeler mix, Tiggles, is occasionally having "accidents" and peeing in the house. When she does sometimes it has a very strong odor and sometimes she'll squat and pee just a little with a little round blood clot right in middle. Sometimes it is because she doesn't make it out on time. Other times it seems to be like she's marking territory. She's been in heat once and she bled alot but that stopped. She eats and drinks fine and is very active and doesn't seem to hurt anywhere. Why does she leave these little blood clots? Is it part of her cycle of being in heat, something territorial like spraying, or is she sick?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Tiggles may be having accidents due to poor bladder control but this may be caused by urinary infection, urinary stones, poisoning (you would see other symptoms), reproductive tract infection or a heat cycle. If you aren’t planning on breeding Tiggles, I would recommend having her spayed as you can prevent or reduce the risk significantly of reproductive tract infections and tumours, mammary gland tumours etc… I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to test Tiggles urine and to have a general physical examination; if there is a simple urinary infection, a course of antibiotics would be prescribed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

same problems,just as of today i started him on a glucosiine, chrondritin and msm plus essesntil co facers vitaminc and maganese.. 1 pump small amount but he is barking at nothing and it all just seems weird like the what kind of poisen could it be if that were the case?

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Minnie
Chihuahua
aprox 6-8 yrs
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

dark urine, straining & urine leakage during bm

Medication Used

Drontal
Biomox

"Minnie" is a 4lb chihuahua who was tossed from a moving vehicle, my daughter who witnessed the incident bought her home. She was filthy and flea-covered, but nothing appeared broken. She pees often, and strains and leaks urine when she has bowel movements. We took her to the vet, and she was diagnosed with a UTI and tape worms. We were given amoxicillin .5 ml 3x daily for 9 days and a pill for tapeworm. She is beginning the 4th day of treatment, and we were concerned that her urine is darker than when we started. Is this normal at this point in her treatment? The Vet did say she has some blood in her urine. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I cannot and will never in my life understand why someone would throw a dog from a vehicle, moving or stationary. The darkening of Minnie’s urine may be due to the excretion of old blood from her infection or due to dehydration; if her urine hasn’t returned to a normal light colour in a day or so visit your Veterinarian for another check to ensure she is alright. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mark
Beagle
~15
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine
Incontinence
Weakness
Appetite loss
Lethargic
Weight Loss

Medication Used

metoclopramide
Prednisolone
Baytril

Mark was urinating in sleep and we noticed blood in urine within the same time frame. Provided urine sample and blood test was conducted. Diagnosed as kidney infection and provided antibiotic. After starting antibiotic Mark stopped eating and drank very little water. He has vomited a few times, usually in the morning with a runny egg-yolk consistency and color. Has ate only small amount of baby food, dog treats, and hotdog in the week since starting antibiotic. Will eat small amounts only at night. Has lost about 5 pounds going from ~36lbs to 31lbs. Prescribed appetite increase pill and steroid, but without much success. The antibiotic is prescribed for 3 weeks, but we don't think he will survive with how little he is eating/drinking. Still urinating and having bowel movements without issue, but only about once a day due to the minimal eating and drinking. Even though he is weak and very lethargic, he is still getting up and down from couch as well as climbing small stairs without much issue. We will be talking to vet on Monday after the holiday, but trying to determine if he is actually ageing out, or if we are just seeing issues due to medications. Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bacterial kidney infection (pyelonephritis) has loss of appetite as a symptom and enrofloxacin (Baytril) has loss of appetite as a side effect when given at high doses. A fluoroquinolone antibiotic (Baytril is a fluoroquinolone) is the treatment of choice for bacterial kidney infections; possibly lowing the dosage of Baytril and combining with a beta-lactam antibiotic may be useful, this maybe something to discuss with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Coco
Mixed
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

This is the first time I've noticed pee in her blood... She was sleeping in bed with me and I got hot, so I woke up and moved her to an armchair near the bed. After a couple minutes she tried to jump back into bed with me and missed and hit the end of the bed. She didnt seem hurt when I checked on her, and when I moved her back to the armchair she jumped off of it onto the floor and peed. It was yellow with blood swirled in it and smelled very strong. She got back in the chair and was licking herself for a little bit and then lay down to sleep. She never pees in the house, and I had been noticing she seemed a little down throughout the day. Could it be caused by hitting herself, or is it a UTI?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous causes for blood in the urine including trauma, infection, reproductive tract disorders (whether spayed or not), urinary stones, tumours, poisoning etc… It is possible that the blood is connected with hitting herself on the bed, but I cannot confirm without personally examining her. A visit to her Veterinarian would determine if there were an infection or not and she would receive a course of antibiotics; if Coco hasn’t been spayed it may be gynaecological in origin. Ensure that she remains hydrated, but if the blood in the urine persists or you notice fever, lethargy or any other symptoms, visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

is it o to give him an atibiotic i take myself for bacterial infectio

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Rosy
Jack Russell Terrier
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bright red blood in urine, diarrhea

Rosy is an older Jack Russell Terrier/Maltese mix. She threw up last night, and she has been having diarrhea. This morning we saw bright red in her urine. She occasionally has mobility problems such as stiff walking and trouble jumping up. Today she is acting normal and fine, but she is not eating like normal (and she loves her food/treats). She is older, and I am terrified that she may have cancer. With it being a holiday weekend, our vet will not be open for a couple of days. We live out in the country, and don't have many other options for care. Please help! I have a picture but no way to upload it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for blood in the urine; these causes may originate from the urinary tract or reproductive tract. In older females, there is an increased risk of reproductive tract problems if they aren’t spayed (e.g: pyometra); causes of blood in the urine include infection, urinary stones, tumours, poisoning, clotting disorders or kidney disease. Until your Veterinarian opens, it is important to keep Rosey hydrated, eating and monitor her for fever, pain, vaginal discharge (not associated with urination) or vomiting; if you see any further symptoms you would need to visit an Emergency Veterinarian as a physical examination would be required to determine the cause as the treatment would be dependent on the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cricket
miniature dachshund
15 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine
Dental disease
Cataracts
Weight Loss
Instability
Lethargy

Our 15 1/2 year old dachshund had advanced dental disease a few months ago. She had dental surgery to remove all but 4 teeth, then another surgery to sew up 2 holes in gum that were open to nasal cavity. Since then she has been very lethargic, has gone from 10 lbs to perhaps 7, increased thirst and urination. Past 2 days now has blood in urine and will drip bits of blood. I've made and given her bone broth and just made up a diet of sweet potatoes, boiled eggs, and puréed vegetables to start her on tonight. I'm concerned this is now kidney failure and/or cancer. She seems a little uncomfortable, isn't pooping well, but has a very good appetite. We are up every hour with her at night to go potty. know you will say take her to the vet probably for blood tests, but I think we may just be at the end and I want to make her as comfortable as possible. Whatever comments are appreciated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine maybe caused by a variety of different conditions including infections, urinary stones, trauma, poisoning, genital tract disorders, kidney disease or tumours. Given the varied causes, the actual primary condition needs to be identified for treatment or management to be made; so like you already mentioned: blood tests, urinary dipsticks and possibly x-rays would be required to make a diagnosis before any other decision is made, especially considering her age. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

same side effects but i also just tried a new supplemnt foe glucoisimine and chrondrition which also includes msm,plus essential cofacters vitiman c and maganese..what kind of poisining would cause this ...immobiliaty..barking even with hair standing up up looked like small brown pebbbles in some of his bloody urine

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Mallie
Bichon Frise
7
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

UTI

Medication Used

antibiotic

My 7 year old female Bichon has been diagnosed with a UTI, when her specimen was tested they said all looked good except that she had blood & puss in her urine. She was not urinating red until after I started her with the antibiotic. Is this normal?

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Blood in the urine may occur after the commencement of treatment; antibiotics don’t stop an infection in its tracts immediately after the first tablet but takes a few days to be effective which is why courses of antibiotics are typically seven days or more (depending on the antibiotic and the type of infection). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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buttercup
Malinois
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine

I have a female 17 year old Malinois Shepherd I've had her since she was 4 weeks old someone dumped the whole litter at our shelter I fostered and kept the runt we named her buttercup I've never had such a loyal dog in my life I can't even say help without her coming to my aid which is usually me trying to get in the front door with groceries calling my adult kids off the xbox or computer she would go straight out the door and walk the whole front yard I will never forget when I had her fixed my Vet retired so I had a new guy anyhow I go to pick her up the Vet came out took me aside and said I see you no her Breed he insisted I get a dog trainer I started reading about her Breed then I completely understood why he took me aside to tell me that she was only 3 1/2 months well I never got the trainer I have a large family with enough love for all the animals in the World and she turned out great however her named changed over the years from buttercup butter nugget butter love now my adult kids call her GRANDMA THUG. Wow as she reached her Senior tears she got really territorial my neighbors love it she is old and grey still running playing with my Masstiffs she snarls her nose they lay down quick she raised them taught them everything they no they are 8 & 9 both boy's but she rarely had to see a Vet only for shots and one other time I came home she had a tear on her tummy with a couple stitches and antibiotics because we were unclear how she got it but now she had an accident going out the back door she had this pinkish almost rubbery looking blood in her urine in fact I didn't see any urine if there was it was mixed in well with this almost I no when there is a lot of blood it will coagulate but its usually blackish or a dark color this was not she has also panting a lot I've actually turned the air down to 65 degree's I'm in California so it is hot I've turned it so low I had to put on a sweater I went out bought a fan neither one helped the AC I would have thought would help but it didn't then adding the fan it was probably 60 degree's I have a strong feeling she was panting because she was in pain so that would be my 1st. question do dogs pant while there in pain? Secondly what do you think that blood could be it don't smell I know she is 17 I'm not ready to lose her not now I just lost my 4 foot black and white Argentine Tegu I had for 8 year's he over slept or hibernated to long my fault I should have gotten him up sooner then I did my Vet tried everything I won't forgive myself for that he hibernated the same time amount of time every year he past a little over a year ago I'm not ready again this girl was the best, loyal, loving, companion I pray she has a infection I have a appointment Friday the 1st of September I moved to the high desert and the Vets in this area have mostly bad reviews so I want to have some idea when I go in so they check for everything it could be. Now it wasn't poisoning she stays inside I go out with her she sleeps with me she has no problems bed wetting she has started eating less but that's been a couple years of that the vet said she is getting old she was over weight she is thick but not unhealthy fat like me the past few months I help her up on the bed we go walking daily the walks have gotten shorter I no how she feels i'm old to I hope your able to give me some help so I make sure they check her for everything that these symptoms can be I think I did more bragging then anything I want to thank all of you Vet's out there giving our four legged loved ones hope peace and most of all a healthy life style to ensure our babies live a long healthy life.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is so nice that you took in a runt of a litter and 17 years later she is still being loved and cared for, if all dogs were so lucky; as for adult kids on X-Boxes (in my case PlayStations) I can relate. Urinary tract issues are a common occurrence in dogs, especially females; a quick urinalysis and once over by a Veterinarian will confirm or rule out this issue. Blood in the urine may occur for a variety of reasons with infections being the most common; other causes like urinary crystals, stones, tumours, poisoning, trauma and clotting disorders may all be possible culprits. Females may also have bleeding during urination due to reproductive tract issues, even in a dog which has been spayed, again the Veterinarian you visit will check that out as well. I cannot give you anything concrete about the cause, but it was nice to read about Buttercup and how she was taken in by your family. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

This site is real I have used 5 different sites for info on my little old lady Butterup if you look at my question you will see it's a bit more kind of my life story as a dog owner anyhow DR. Callum read through the whole thing I had things about my kids on the computer and gaming he even responded to that so thanks again for the dedication you have and give to our little four 4 legged babies. JULIE SOSA

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Diesel
German Shepherd
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Growling, biting, showing teeth

Medication Used

None

Hi, my dog is a 3 year old german shepherd. He was had hematuria at night that was bright red and is asymptomatic and
free of pain. I went to vet next day since they could not see him right away. They checked urine and it was negative. They did not do blood work. This morning my very gentle dog growled at the baby for no reason, he was very aggressive. He is never like that, he loves the baby and are inseparable. I called back the vet and they just want to see him to observe if they can get him to growl again. I think this is stupid and want to know what can it be, because it changed my dog personality all of a sudden.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Haematuria may be caused by a few different things in dogs including infection, urinary stones, tumours, poisoning, kidney disease, clotting disorders, trauma; many of these causes may also cause pain or discomfort which may lead to a change in behaviour or aggression. This is something which would need to be investigated more as the urinalysis was negative (I assume for blood, protein, glucose etc... - the usual test strip); the next step may be examination under the microscope to look for urinary crystals or casts as well as an ultrasound or x-ray to look for anomalies. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gizmo
Shih Tzu
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Less Active
Trouble Jumping
Blood In Urine

My 10yr old male shitzu is having trouble getting on furniture n I noticed blood in his urine. He's definitely not himself and decrease in appetite as well

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Blood in the urine may be caused by a few different conditions which in turn may cause pain or discomfort which would affect Gizmo’s activity and mobility, these include urinary infections, urinary stones, tumours, physical trauma as well as blood vessel fragility and low platelet counts. The usual step in a case like this is to have a physical examination and if no sinister symptoms are present, antibiotics are commonly prescribed to see if they resolve the condition; if other symptoms become evident during the physical examination, a different treatment regimen will be prescribed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zack
Poodle
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

I have taken my dog to the vet. X- ray have been done also routine urinalisys, Kidney stones have been found, they will not respond to medication for dissolving the stones. His been put on antibotics and pain meds. The blood is bright red and 7 days has passes and there blood remains in the urine. my dog id 15 yrs old. He has been to the same vet since he was a puppy. He has been on joint and hip meds for some time. There was no mention of cancer. I will be following up with my vet. He is eating and drinking he appears weak.

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Kidney / urinary stones are never welcome, especially in a dog as old as Zack. Movement of the stones are most probably the cause of the blood in the urine. Usually treatment is by medication (which failed) or surgery (which is risky in a dog Zack’s age). Another option is ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) which is a non-invasive procedure where acoustic shock waves are used to break up the stones; the equipment isn’t common and is usually found at TeachingUniversities and Veterinary Specialists. Speak with your Veterinarian about equipment in your area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi i have a female dog ... Last time she had blood in her urine was last year and was an infection ... But its seems to come and go and she doesnt seem to be in any sort of pain . She is nutured . What do u think ?

My male dog is still a pup. He was peeing blood and a chuck of something red came out. It was bloody also but I didn't have enough time to see exactly what it was because my other dog ran up and ate it.

My dog named Toby was bleeding but then we tryed giving him lemon juice to see if it worked but then we found out that he was bleeding a lot so we took him outside then i went outside to give him the medicine then I was in the floor with him and then it was like a couple hours later,I went to go check on him and when I got out the door I saw his eyes closing and i thought he was just going to sleep but then I shaked his head and I found out he was dead 😭

Hi my Bella is 8 and half she has been losing control of urine and needing to go alot, but today I saw blood. Any help please in middle of blizzard.

My dog is 3year old.he has eaching in his ears..Bcoz of that he has created bruises inside his ears..And also today I noticed little drops are coming in his urine..Plz help

my dog lexa has having a little blood in her urine , shes 3 years old .. how can treat this kind of problem pls help .

Blitzen, my 11 year-old miniature schnauzer has noticeably lost control of his bladder as of monday 5/8/17, and I've been finding puddles of reddish/brownish urine since. He is neutered.

My miniature schnauzer is 23 years old she has been having a dark urine she is partial blind so I help her. Get to where she is going and don't move things how old do they normally live and why is urine the color it is

My Black Lab Tito is 10 yrs old. He had bladder stones in his uretha and bladder. His prostate was also enlarged. He had a Catheter in for 2 weeks straight. He had 2 major surgeries to remove the stones and a testicle that was missed 3 years ago. Its been almost 3 weeks since his surgeries. He still doesnt pee a strong stream and he is always peeing out Bloody Mucus. Is this normal this far after surgery or from having a Catheter in so long? Vet still has him on Antibiotics but it hasn't cleared that up at all.

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Charlie
Yorkshire Terrier
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

My male yourkey dog is 13 and a half.,for the past 3-4 days he stopped eating appears to by very week , limping and whats frightening pees with bright red blood yesterday if seemed to be less but this morning it started again , vomited water. I am horrified my dog is dying of cancer. I have no money to take him to clinic. HELP!!!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for hematuria (blood in the urine) in dogs; many times it may be due to a urinary tract infection treatable with antibiotics. In older dogs, we need to examine more closely for other causes like kidney failure, low platelet counts, inflammatory disease, immune-mediated disease, urinary stones, trauma, tumours or poisoning. The vomiting and lethargy would be a symptom of the primary condition. The limping may be due to changing his gait due to pain or discomfort. Whilst I sympathise with your financial situation, a visit to your Veterinarian is required to determine the underlying cause as the treatment will be dependent on the primary condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailey
Kelpie mix
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine

Medication Used

Gabapentin
Tramadol
Rimadyl, Docusate Sodium & Clavamox

My dogs just had TPLO surgery on Thurs. I am now seeing a little blood in her urine. Is this normal?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the hematuria (blood in the urine) was caused by the drug Rimadyl. Although Rimadyl’s main side effects are gastrointestinal signs, there are reports of hematuria after administration; call your Veterinarian to discuss continuation of treatment or to try alternative medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophie
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate
Frequent Urination
Blood In Urine
Difficulty Walking

My 9 year old female poodle, weight 15 lbs, has had faint red blood in her urine with slight odor for several months, two rounds of antibiotics have not helped. She had an x-ray for stones which came up clear. Within the last 3 week she has had difficulty walking, often to the point of dragging her legs and walks sideways. She had knee surgery years ago and has a bad back so I contributed her difficulty walking to that. Another x-ray of her back and legs did not show anything other than the screws in her legs. The vet indicated this is what may be bothering her. I'm concerned for cancer but I cannot afford a lot of tests, I need advice on what I should be asking my vet to do so that costs can remain at a minimum. At the same time is it possible this is just a really severe bladder infection? I appreciate your advice.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urinary tract infections and urinary stones are the most common cause of blood in the urine; it is possible that Sophie has an infection which is not responding to the antibiotics, urine culture and sensitivity would detect an infection and would show the most appropriate antibiotic to treat the infection. Other causes of blood in the urine are trauma, cancer, poisoning, genital problems leading to blood, kidney disease, kidney inflammation, disease of the blood vessels or clotting disorders. A simple test that may be carried out is a round of blood counts and biochemistry which would indicate if there were a large number of white blood cells (possibly indicating infection), a low number of platelets (indicating a clotting disorder) as well as the general health of the liver and kidney’s. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophie
9 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding
Painful Urination
Frequent Urination
Limping
Incontinence

Vaginal infection - My 9 year old poodle has been on antibiotics twice for bladder infections resulting in bleeding, this has been going on for several months. She was still dripping small amount of blood after urinating so I brought her back to the doctor where she was diagnosed with a vaginal infection. She was prescribed PattOtic cream, it this the correct method to treat such an infection, I was under the impression this was for the ears.

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With the chronic nature of this infection, I would recommend a culture and sensitivity test to determine the most appropriate treatment as I wrote six days ago to your last question. I am not familiar with PattOtic Cream, but PattOtic Otic Suspension for treatment of the ear is used to treat a variety of common bacterial and fungal infections; according to the manufacturer, “PattOtic Otic Suspension is indicated for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs caused by susceptible strains of yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis) and bacteria (Pseudomonas spp. [including P. aeruginosa], coagulase positive staphylococci, Enterococcus faecalis, Proteus mirabilis, and beta-hemolytic streptococci)”. Off-label use of medications is frowned upon in many jurisdictions, I don’t know about your location; usually vaginal infections are treated with systemic antibiotics or suppositories and in extreme cases which extend to the uterus, surgery (ovariohysterectomy) may be indicated. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Henry
English Springer Spaniel
6
Moderate condition
2 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine

Medication Used

Antibiotics

Hello my 6 year old dog Henry has blood in his urine. It has been diagnosed as an enlarged prostate condition, and a biopsy is necessary to determine what type of treatment he requires .What treatment is likely, and is castration a necessity in prostate conditions?

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Veterinarian’s always recommend that non-breeding dogs be castrated to prevent impregnation of females and to prevent health problems in the future. Usually the recommendation to castrate a dog is made when a health problem occurs; since Henry is having problems with his prostate, it would be wise to castrate to prevent (or reduce the risk) of further prostate issues (if the prostate isn’t removed) as well as eliminating the risk of testicular cancer. The possible problems with Henry’s prostate may be due to infection, inflammation, cysts or tumour; the treatment would be dependent on the primary cause, but your Veterinarian would recommend castration as it is the standard approach in prostate conditions. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Full Recovery
Treatment Cost: $450.00
Henry has been prescribed Trimacare tablets, antibiotics. He has a CYSTIC AREA in the prostate. The vets have told us to monitor him. So far there has been a partial recovery. Early diagnosis is important.

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Whiskey
Alsatian
1 Year
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

she has lost weight
she whines often

My dog (whiskey) just had her first heat in october and ever since she stopped being on heat, i noticed something like a mucus in her urine at first and later it became a drop of blood. each time she goes to urinate there is always a drop of blood in her urine although she eats fairly well. could it be a urinary track infection?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The drop of blood may originate from the reproductive tract or urinary tract; infection is most probably the most likely cause, a visit to your Veterinarian for a physical examination (and urinalysis) and a course of antibiotics (if caused by an infection). We have to be vigilant that Whiskey won’t develop a pyometra (infection of the uterus, common in older dogs but can occur at any age) which can occur four to six weeks after the heat cycle. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bolo
Rot nd pit
8
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Looked like his urine turned dark possible blood.
Drinks not eating and weak acting. Wont climb on c

Medication Used

none

My male dog Bolo is a rot\pit mix he is 8yrs old. Yesterday he was sick laying around weak acting not eating but is drink well long I bring water bowl near him. Just noticed when he was peeing it was bright yellow then turn dark

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dark urine is either due to old blood or may be connected to kidney disease; you would need to visit your Veterinarian to check Bolo over and have a urine dipstick test done to determine the exact cause which may be infection, trauma, urinary stones, poisoning, kidney disease etc… In most cases a course of antibiotics is sufficient; but depending on the cause, further tests may be required (blood tests, x-rays etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

 

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Pooky
Maltese
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My dog is 16. She has had one of her eyes taken out before and the other has glaucoma. She takes eydrops 3 times a day for this. Recently, she has begun to pee very often maybe once every hour and after we take her out to pee she will sometimes pee soon after in the house. She is peeing less each time and more frequently. Sometimes we notice parts of her pee are pink. We noticed this for the third time today. She still has a great appetite and will eat 2-3 times a day. What is wrong with her? Do you think her quality of life is still good?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine may be caused by a variety of different conditions including infection, urinary stones, tumours, clotting disorders or trauma; urinary incontinence can be exasperated by aging, nerve degeneration or spinal injury. Quality of life is difficult to determine without examining a patient; but I would recommend having Pooky checked by her Veterinarian and she may receive antibiotics or other medication based on the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

She has started peeing even more frequently (evry 10-20 min) and there is always some visible blood in the urine.

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mylo
bichion
1 year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

my dog peed out blood yesterday know today there's nothing he's eating and playing should i be worried oh and i changed his food to from hard to soft should i be worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes of hematuria including infection, urinary stones, poisoning, tumours, trauma, kidney disease among other causes; I would keep a close eye on Mylo for the next week or so (especially when he urinates) but if there was a large quantity of blood when you witnessed it (as opposed to a few streaks) I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian for a check up and urinalysis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Solo
Mixed
6 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

No bowel movement / blood in urine

My dog stopped having bowel movements for about a week...he is a 6 year old mix breed...his extremities are now swelling and he has blood in urine... please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different conditions which would cause the symptoms you are describing including kidney disease and heart failure to name two usual suspects. Diagnostic tests need to be performed to determine liver and kidney function as well as levels of protein in the blood along with a full physical examination. The treatment will be dependent on the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leila
Boxer
9 yrs
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination

I have a 9 yr old female boxer. She has had blood in her urine and has started drinking large amounts of water and has had started frequent urination. I took her to my vet and the first time she had bacteria in her urine. he prescribed a 2 week course of antibiotics. This did not stop the problem. He has since done xrays and a dye injection but saw nothing. Her bladder and kidneys looked fine. She does not act or look sick nor has her appetite diminished at all. She has started bed wetting bad. What could this be? Only other thing found was on her blood tests. her thyroid level was low so he started her on Thyrovet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes of blood in the urine: infections, tumours, trauma, urinary stones, idiopathic or originate from the reproductive tract. Blood vessel fragility would also result in nose bleeds and bleeding under the skin. Tumours and urinary stones would show on an x-ray; trauma or infections would usually be evident with other clinical signs; it is possible that the cause is idiopathic which means that there is no known cause of the problem. There is a chance that the signs you are seeing are age related. Without examining Leila, I wouldn’t be able to comment further. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My girl is nine years old will be 10 in another month and a half . Last week she urinated in the house and was walking around in circles . She actually said she didn't know where she was almost blind/DEF . We had to take her by the collar to leader down the hallway . She has a really hard hard time getting up . I took her to my vet the next day and they diagnosed her with all dog syndrome / alheimers /dementia . It's been about 56 days and today she had an episode of liquidy bloody substance . Though she seems better as far as knowing where she is that still having a hard time getting up. Not sure what's going on with her

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Celo
Retriever
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Seizures
Blood In Urine
Loss of Appetite

I have a 8 year old female retriever. She has had blood in her pee as well as just leaking blood. She has had 2 seizures within these past 2 days which she has never had one before. I don't think she is in any pain as she does not cry. She has gotten to be more cuddly than usual as well

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. If Celo is having blood in her urine, she needs to be seen by her veterinarian as soon as possible. Untreated urinary problems are quite painful, as well as having the potential to become more serious if not treated. I hope that she does well.

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Jax's
Pit bull
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine, and sleepy
Blood In Urine

Trying to figure out why he has blood in his urine? We saved him 3 weeks ago he almost died from hook worms. He was taken to vet and treated him for it. And was fine until now. He is sleeping all the time now lagging around he does get playful but not like he was.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the urine which may include urinary tract infections, trauma, urinary stones, kidney disease, poisoning among other causes; you would need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination and urinalysis to help determine an underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tombo
Mixed
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Trembling
Shaking, Blood in Urine
Shaking

Medication Used

Moxiclav

Hi. My male dog's right eye is completely red. Recently, his urine was also tinged red. I took him to the vet and he suspected that the dog had a UTI. With regard to his eye, the vet said that there were bleeding blood vessels behind his eye. He said that there was nothing to be done about the eye and I would have to wait for the blood to be re-absorbed with time. He gave him a shot of antibiotics but now, there is blood dripping from my dog's penis. He doesn't seem to be in much discomfort, however. My dog is about 10 years old and he also trembles a lot and makes a hawking noise sometimes, especially after he eats. I don't know if these issues are related or not but they all showed up at relatively the same time. My dog recently had ticks on him as well. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I would really appreciate the assistance.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. I'm not sure what lab work your dog had done at his visit, but with a history of ticks, and bleeding from his penis and into his eye, he should have some bloodwork done to rule out bleeding disorders. Ticks carry a lot of diseases that cause bleeding for different reasons, and they need to be treated. I would suggest that you contact your veterinarian today and make sure that those tests were run, explain what is going on now, and have the tests run if they haven't been so that he can get on treatment if that is what is going on, or figure out what is happening if it isn't tick related.

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Kaelee
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My 8yrs old mutt had dry skin and had been itchy all over but mostly her behind part. She scratches so hard with her teeth until it becomes raw. We then put her on a cone. Then, i came across a probiotic supplement that was supposed to help ease the itch. I had given it to her for about 4 days. Then, yesterday morning, there's blood in her urine. She had been acting normal. I don't know if the supplement had something to do with the hematuria, but i stopped giving it to her since yesterday. There is still blood in the urine and it seems less today. Her urine is not yellowish or dark or cloudy, it's a very light yellowish in color. Blood appears at the final stream of the urine.
Should i be worried? Should i wait 1 more day to see if it'll resolve itself or do i take her to a vet as soon as possible?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Hematuria may be caused by infection, trauma, systemic disease, poisoning, urinary stones, tumours or gynaecological disease. If Kaelee is generally herself, you may wait a day to see if there is any change; but, if she develops fever, pain, strains to urinate or has any abnormal signs visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My male Staffordshire was diagnosed with abscesses (2) in his prostate. Recommended we try antibiotics for a couple weeks and then surgery if it doesn’t improve. Two days after he returned home and has been on his meds he started dripping blood. Lots of it. Not enough to kill him but menstral cycle blood. Now the blood is in his urine. Took him back to the Vet and nothing in his kidneys or liver. Going to get surgery when we can afford the 4200$ in a couple weeks . Why is he bleeding so much ? It’s constant throughout the day and now his urine is burgundy from blood. Still drinks. Doesn’t eat as much

My dog is 6years old and bleeding and weak plus loose bowl

I have a 14 week old pit puppy that has a little blood in her urine what could it be

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Lexi
German Shepherd
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine
Bladder sediment

Medication Used

Cephalexin
Amoxicillin

31/2 year old female German Shepard mix. She has had blood in her urine multiple times. She has been on different antibiotics multiple times and blood in urine returns shortly after finishing medication. Vet took X-rays and ultrasound. No stones were found but he did see sediment in bladder. Is currently on two different antiobics to treat the bacteria found in her urine and taking food to prevent stone formation. I've noticed that even taking these current antibiotics she still has a bit of blood in her urine. She does not seem to be in pain. Is there anything that may have been missed?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous causes for blood in the urine which may include infections, stones, kidney disease, tumours, poisoning, trauma, reproductive tract issues among others; depending on the type of crystals found in the urine, dissolution and prevention may be possible with dietary changes and supplements to change urine pH. Some dogs are prone to urinary tract infections and it becomes a constant battle whilst others seem to live trouble free. Without examining Lexi, I cannot tell you if anything has been missed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

i currently had surgery on my neck..they found a bug in my neck... all of the things i have read about toninite , well, fit the discription. not that that is always the case.. just be sure to take all of your antibiotics the rebuild w/probiotics

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Ty
Rottweiler
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My Rottweiler is 9yrs old, the last few months he has had increased trouble getting around so i started him on some glucosamine pills & dog aspirin, Today while putting him outside i noticed his urine was either a dark brown or a dark red color, he has been drinking a lot of water, he is eating less, and he is not urinating any more frequently than normal

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Ty’s urine was red, it would have been caused by blood in the urine which may be due to infection, trauma or urinary stones. If the urine was brown (tea coloured), this may indicate hemoglobinuria which is a serious condition where free hemoglobin or myoglobin circulating in the blood is toxic to the kidneys in high volumes and may also lead to liver failure. The cause of high circulating hemoglobin or myoglobin can be trauma, immune mediated disease, infections, poisons or nutritional deficiencies. In a dog as old as Ty with the symptoms you describe, I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian as soon as you can to determine the cause of the problem and to treat as required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

like a microorganism..because after he peed everywhere in the snow he kept goin back to check on all the spots like it was his kids or something... it was bizarre

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Meli
Yorkipoo
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My 9 year old yorkiepoo her pee is yellow , but after she peed a few times on the same walk the last pee I saw a few drops of reddish pee. She eats and drinks normally , the only thing I changed was her treat.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine may be caused a few different conditions: infection, trauma, kidney disease, urinary stones or poisoning. If there wasn’t any straining to urinate and she isn’t showing any other symptoms, she may have a small urinary tract infection; would need to be confirmed and treated by your own Veterinarian, so make an appointment to see them to get the treatment to resolve Meli’s condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Found my 14 year old male lab laying down today in a small pool of blood. Blood was coming out his penis , not pink urine but blood. it almost looked like someone had cut it off . Seemed to be panting hard. Took him straight to my Vet. X-ray and Blood-work done. Waiting on blood-work. X-ray showed what could be something like a stone but it was faint.I really don't believe it's just an infection as how much blood was passed. He also has bad breath for quite awhile and has had problems with his gums and teeth.

I have a dog which is 5years old, it is suffering by liver infection, and now days he is suffering blood in urine.. sir pls give me solutions

My dog is 7 months old and is a English bulldog... his bleeding if way too much!! I have to a vet he had inserted a pipe and he had stitches but now it's removed!! But still his bleeding is too much!! What is to be done !!!

Hi. My 6 year old akita is eating g and drinking normal. Sometimes there us a trace of blood in her wee. This is not happening as I can see at every time she wees. It varies .

My dog is 12 and is peeing blood iv been in and out of the vet got scans xray and bloods tested his pee is totally clear wen on chicken and rice but seems every time I start giving him his dog food again the blood returns he was on royal canine wen this all started were now two weeks in the only thing showing up is that he is animic from losing blood any idea what could be wrong

What was the answer they gave on this! I have a bicheon that has the same thing. He is a male also

My dog is eleven and has been disabled for 6 years, needing wheels when we go for a walk. He had a testicle removed a couple of years ago it was a big tumour. He eats very well, drinks often, not in excess. Bright eyes, wet nose, shiny coat, but the wee has blood in it, i notice it because he's incontinent since being paralysed and it drips onto his bed towels. I thought it may be an infection, because the winter is here now and the tiles on the floor are cold at night, so have put more thicker towels down for him to lie on. Should i try the chicken and rice?

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kodie
Blue Marl cross
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

my dog is 12 had a problem peeing for a couple of days eating well, no weight loss problems walking fine does not eat whilst out ie grass the 3rd day starting peeing large amounts every where slight blood or red coloured spots on the floor no crying or moaning

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Kodie is having blood in her urine, she needs to be seen as soon as possible by your veterinarian. She may have a bladder infection, or kidney problems, or bladder stones, and needs treatment before it develops into something more complicated. I hope that she is okay.

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Cowbells
Blue Heeler
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination
Blood In Urine

Hello,
My puppy started peeing in tiny puddles all over the place even though I just took her out to go potty tonight. When I went to clean up her first accident, I noticed that there were 2 spots of blood in her urine. All of the accidents that followed also had 1 to 2 specks of blood in them.
My puppy just finished her last round of puppy shots and her final puppy examination, and is not on any medication. She is not neutered, but I feel like she's a bit too young to be having doggy periods. She started having these symptoms today.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cowbells is too young to be in heat (doggy period) but the blood may be indicative of a traumatic injury, urinary tract infection or another cause; you should visit your Veterinarian for urinalysis and another examination especially given her age. There isn’t anything I can recommend online as I cannot say for sure what the cause is. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Loki
Mutt
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My dog peed indoors for the first time in years, possibly due to my new schedule of being gone during the day. But when I came home I noticed mucous-like red spots in a few locations and then noticed today after he peed, a few red drops came out. He hasn't changed his behavior at all, same happy temperament as always, still eating a lot, and didn't pee inside again today.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Common causes for inappropriate urination, and blood in the urine, are urinary tract infections, crystals in the urine, and urinary stones. It would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian, as untreated infections and problems can lead to larger problems later on, as well as being uncomfortable. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, and get him on any medications that he needs to be on. I hope everything goes well for him.

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Buttons
Rat Terrier
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating alot with blood in it
Urinating alot with blood in the un

Hi, I'm not sure if you received my question or not when I submitted it.
My Dogs name is Buttons. She is a Rat Terrier, spayed. She will be 15 yrs old in March 2018. She has been licking herself alot more lately where she urinates from. Today she has been peeing alot more, and having blood in her urine. Today is the 1st time that I have noticed Blood in her urine. I'm having to take her out about every half hour, and she is also peeing in my house on the kitchen floor. I have a Veterinarian appointment tomorrow morning at 8:45am. That was the soonest that I could get her in to see my Vet. I took her temperature this afternoon, and it was 100.3, which I believe is a normal temperature. I know that she is very old, do you think that she will be ok, until tomorrow morning? I know that you can't guarantee anything, because you haven't seen her or done any workup on her. I am keeping a very close eye on her. Can she become anemic from losing blood in her urine? I'm really hoping that it is just an UTI, but I'm so afraid that it can be Cancer. Sometimes she yelps when I touch her side wrong, or try to pick her up, because the ground is to cold for her to walk on. Sometimes she yelps even when I put her leash on her collar. I try to be very careful when hooking her up to her leash. Her Mom & Grandma lived to 17 yrs old. Buttons still has alot of Spunk to her. She Still loves chasing birds, squirrel, etc.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Tomorrow morning should be fine to have her seen, and have her urine tested. They may want to do some bloodwork, or take an x-ray, to make sure that nothing else is going on with her kidneys or any signs of bladder stones. Urinary tract issues can be uncomfortable but typically aren't life threatening. If you notice that she is suddenly very lethargic, or in pain, or isn't able to urinate when she is straining, she should be seen tonight, but otherwise your veterinarian should be able to take care of things in the morning. I hope that Buttons does well!

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Paisley
Mountain Cur
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a 2 year old female Mountain Cur mix named Paisley. I just noticed bright red blood in urine. Her appetite is still the same (eats all the time), drinks plenty of water. She is still playing, jumping around, chasing her ball. She does not whine when she pees but she has whined a little when just laying around but not all the time. Is there anything I can buy at the pet store to give her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the urine which may include urinary tract infections/conditions, urinary stones, poisoning, reproductive tract disorders, trauma among other causes; each possible underlying cause has a different treatment, at a minimum urinalysis should be done to help guide treatment in the right direction instead of just treating blindly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Crash
Shih Tzu
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination
wets bed
constant need to urinate

My dog is a 14 year old shih tzu and alothough he is old he is stil fairly healthy with the exception of ear infrexction wehich are common in the breed. latly we've noticesd that his bed is always wet he drinks alot of water and we also found a red fluid stustance under his bed.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email It would be a good idea to take Crash in for an exam and senior bloodwork. Your veterinarian can examine him, try to figure out if the red fluid is coming from his bladder or otherwise, and evaluate him for kidney dysfunction, diabetes, or other systemic diseases. I hope that everything goes well for him.

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Rustum
Labrador Retriever
10 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood and clots in Urine

I have a 10 year old Labrador, is very weak and has blood and clots in his urine since the last ten days plus he is not eating his food. Please advice.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The cause of blood in the urine may be due to a urinary tract infection, urinary stones, trauma, kidney failure, prostate problems, tumours or poisoning. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to determine the underlying cause and to prescribe the corresponding treatment as some causes are more serious than others. Simple dipstick tests will determine the presence of bacteria and other abnormal findings which will be the first step to determining a cause; if bacteria are present your Veterinarian may prescribe a course of antibiotics to see if the blood and the loss of appetite are resolved. Other tests like blood tests and x-rays or ultrasound may be required to determine a diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Full Recovery
Treatment Cost: $15.00
Thank you Dr. Callum, Rustum appears to be recovering. The blood in his urine has stopped. Is now eating well. I used a combination of Ceftriaxone and Tazobactam injections for five day .Along with this combination I gave hima Flunixin Meglumine injection...also for five days. To make up for his blood loss am giving him an Iron tonic fortified with folic Acid and minerals orally twice daily. Plus he is on a daily diet of meat. Should recover I think.

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Heidi
German Shepherd
8 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

waking at night to go outside
No Pain

My 8-y-o spayed German Shepherd dog, adopted from a shelter 3 years ago, started waking me up every few hours at night to go outside. Other than seasonal allergies she has had no illnesses or problems.

We've had her urine checked 3 times over the past 6 months, including cultures. Despite no evidence of UTI on any of the tests we tried antibiotics twice to see if it made a difference in her waking me up. It slowed the wake-up rate to only twice a night, at remarkably the same times (3 am and 7 am).

The X-rays showed no stones. The ultrasound showed no tumors (whew). It did show a gallbladder mucouscele for which she is currently being medically managed.

I want to know what I'm missing to diagnose the hematuria or is it nothing to worry about. Also, is a cholecystectomy urgently necessary?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly, a cholecystectomy may be indicated if medical management of the gallbladder mucocele isn’t effective and would be a decision made by your Veterinarian (haven’t examined Heidi or seen ultrasound scans). Regarding the blood in the urine, it seems like your Veterinarian has done a good diagnostic work up, the only additional tests I would recommend would be blood tests to check for low platelet counts and kidney function to help to determine her internal health which may indicate something causing the blood in the urine; regarding the frequency, again this may be a kidney issue which would require a blood test to confirm or rule out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bazil
Rottweiler
8 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Hi my 8 year old male dog has developed Blood drops at the end of weeing.As he wees and empties his bladder it looks fine,but as he carries on marking it then becomes Red please can you advise me

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Bazil may have a bladder or kidney infection, or may have bladder stones, or a tumor of his bladder. It would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian, as they will be able to look at him, recommend any testing that might be necessary, and get him appropriate treatment. I hope that everything goes well for him.

Dear Dr Michele King, DVM

Thank you for your advise I have booked a visit with the vet tomorrow morning,i only noticed the blood yesterday and have been reading up on the internet about the symptoms and wondered if the fact that his wee is apparently clear and then turns red after he emptied his bladder makes a difference in narrowing down the problem or is it the same as blood in the urine making it pink ?

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BJ
Chihuahua
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In urine
Blood a urine

We had our 8 year old male Chihuahua BJ At the vet they said he had Au TI And prescribed him antibiotics It has been a little over a week now and his P is now becoming very very dark Is that normal or should we be concerned

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The color of his urine might indicate that he is dehydrated, or that the infection is not resolving as it should. Without seeing him, I'm not sure if what you are seeing is normal or not, and it would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian for a recheck so they can look at his urine and let you know if things look good, or if he needs any further care. I hope that everything goes well for him.

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BJ
Chihuahua
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My 8 year old Chihuahua BJ has blood in his urine we have taken him to the vet and it has been about a week now they put him on antibiotics now his urine is very very dark almost black We have called the vet and they said that is normal for the urine to be very dark at the end of the UTI To me that does not seem normal seems like it should get lighter not darker And he also streams very hard to poop The vet said he is probly dehydrated but he Drinks water Good He does not seem to have no trouble peeing as he does it quite often I am very concerned about this little guy is this normal Thank you very much

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Darker urine might indicate dehydration, or an unresolved infection, or blood in the urine. It might be worth a follow up with your veterinarian with BJ there to make sure that the infection is clearing and that there aren't any more concerns with infection or blood. An x-ray might be needed to make sure that he doesn't have bladder stones contributing to his urinary tract issues. I hope that he recovers uneventfully!

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kittoo
Rottweiler
3 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding through urethra

Medication Used

antibiotic

Hello! Doctor
My pet name is Kittoo and is Rottweiler.
He is 3 and half year old.
He has started to bleed and bleeding is through urethra.
I gave him some antibiotics and for few days it stopped. Then afterward clots began to pass through urethra with blood. Now his bleeding has little bit increased then before.
I am confused that whether it's a Cancer or something else. He use to lick his urinary opening but not constantly, only sometimes.
He also don't eat much. I mean for 3-4 days he will eat and again for other few days stop eating the food.
So can you please guide me about the problem he is facing and how he can be cured.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Possible causes for blood in his urethra, or in his urine, include a urinary tract infection, bladder stones, or prostate disease. It would be best to have him examined, and possibly x-rays or an ultrasound, to see what might be going on with him. He may also have a resistant infection. Your veterinarian will be able to help guide you through figuring out what might be wrong with him. I hope that he is okay.

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Dakota
Shih Tzu
14 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My 14 year old Shih Tzu, has a heart condition, but otherwise in good health, 4 weeks ago, I noticed blood in her urine, I took her in for urine tests, and it came back saying she had a uti, we treated the uti, and had the urine sampled again, everything came back clear, except her protein level was a little high, three days ago the blood started again, and she wants out every hour to pee, no pee when she squats just blood, I called the vet and they did blood tests, the results aren't in yet, and idea's what it could be, they have told me if it's stones, they can't operate because of her heart. If it's diabetes, and she is 14 years old, do you think it's a good idea to put her on insylin, and how long do you think she would live with a good quality of life, I know the life expectancy for a shih Tzu is 10-16 years, and she's an old girl, but looks like a puppy....your thoughts please.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine is usually associated with a urinary tract infection, but other causes include kidney disease, clotting disorders, blood vessel inflammation, transitional cell tumours and urinary stones. In cases of diabetes, there would also be glucose present in the urine along with other symptoms of diabetes: excessive drinking, excessive urination, increased appetite with weight loss. As far as treatment and prognosis, the primary condition and its severity along with Dakota’s health would determine her suitability for long term treatment; this is something to discuss with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Abbey
Cocker Spaniel
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My cocker Spaniel has had blood in her urine for 3 weeks she has been on 3 different meds from the vet. Still urinating blood. She act fine plays. drinks, eats, poops fine. she had an xray they didn't see anything. She isn't throwing up or lost any weight and has been fixed.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The next best step to take is to culture her urine, if they haven't done that already. Some urinary tract infections can have resistant bacteria that don't respond to standard antibiotics. If they have already cultured her urine, an ultrasound of her bladder would also be a good idea to see if there is an anatomic reason for this ongoing blood. I hope that things resolve for her soon.

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Coco
Pomeranian
Four Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My male Pomeranian has started urinating blood the last few days. It seems to be getting worse and there are not clots of blood. We have had to keep a diaper on him while in the house for a while now because he marks everywhere, not sure if having the diaper on may have caused an infection. We have other Poms in the house and he has not been neutered. He is about 4 years old. He is not acting lethargic and does not seem to have a high temperature. He only seems a little irritable and needs to go outside often. He is also still eating. I do not see any injury. I will also not that he gets/is VERY active when our female is in heat and sometimes even when she is not as if his hormones are still stirred... this seemed to be the beginning of this issue. Thanks for the advice.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The use of diapers, nappies or other products increase the risk of urinary tract infections as well as urinary scolding and irritation; you should bathe the affected area regularly and try to not cover him up, place him in a crate or tile floor instead. If there is a urinary tract infection suspected you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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nike
Boxer
Ten Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

I have a 10 year old female boxer who has what seems to be blood in her urine. She has had 2 large tumours removed that were malignant in the past three years. (same tumour keeps growing back but cancer not in lymph nodes)

It has bee about 1 month from the last surgery and she has healed up well. The doctors mentioned that this last surgery may just allow her to have more time with us as her health was otherwise good.

Would cancer be the more likely cause in this case rather than infection?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of blood may be due to the infection, trauma, clotting disorders, effects from surgery (uncommon), tumours (a months is a bit fast for recurrence), urinary stones among other causes; I would get urinalysis done by your Veterinarian to determine if there is an infection or not as it is a relatively inexpensive test. If the tumours removed were transitional cell carcinomas, piroxicam should be considered; however urinalysis is the best next step. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cassidy
Golden Retriever
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in Urine

Medication Used

Antibiotics

My 9 year old female Golden Retriever has blood in her urine but no other symptoms to speak of. Eating and drinking well. Pees a lot when she is outside, but always has (to mark her spot). Makes it through the night no problem. We only noticed the blood because it snowed and the snow was red. Brought her to the vet immediately and there is some bacteria present, but also noted a lot of blood relatively speaking. We have her on antibiotics. (day 2). My question is whether UTI's can have none of the typical symptoms (other than blood) and if it is a UTI, how long would it take before we see no blood in her urine?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the urine can be scary, but usually it is caused by an infection which is easily cleared up by antibiotics and is usually the first course of treatment by Veterinarian’s before embarking on expensive tests and x-rays; the time for resolution (for the blood to stop_ can be between three to ten days, but may take longer, especially if there are resistant bacteria or the bleeding is caused by a different condition. Other causes for blood in the urine are urinary stones (would normally see discomfort, straining and pain), tumours, genital tract infections, trauma, blood vessel fragility, low circulating platelets or poisoning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Barrett
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Licking at Genitals
Blood In Urine

Medication Used

Gabapentin
famotedine
Prednisone,
Omeprazole

Hi, Have an 11 yr old male neutered Wheaten Terrier with lifelong IBD, prescription diets, low albumin counts occasionally after flares. Developed gastric bleeding 6 months ago, 2 bleeds. Now on 10 mg prednisone every other day, famotidine and omeprazole. Two months ago, developed blood in urine. I took him to University vet school for complete work up. No indication of kidney failure in blood tests, but blood, some white blood cells, and protein in urine. Normal rectal exam, and no obvious abnormalities in bladder. Culture was clear for bacteria. USG 1.028, Ph 8, bilirubinuria +1, Hematuria +3, Protenuria 2+. Blood chemistry showed normal protein levels, mild lymphopenia and mild elevation in ALP which vet said was due to steroid use. She prescribed gabapentin due to anxiety and hip pain. My Wheaten still has noticeable blood in his urine, frequent urination getting worse, and some straining to urinate. What else can I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Barrett is having these problems - he is lucky to have you to take care of him, for sure. The only things that you hadn't mentioned in his work up that might be of benefit would be an ultrasound of his bladder to assess the bladder lining for any growths, stones, or tumors. I hope that he is okay, you take very good care of him.

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Anika
German Shepherd
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Hi.

My female intack GSD started her heat cycle on May 4 or 5, we had her stud on the 15th and 18th. Then today June 9th I saw her urinating and noticed her urine is reddish I assume theres blood with it. Is this something I should be alarmed for? Before this she had a successful pregnancy last Dec. But had 2 previous accidental abortion (she's a very active dog now she's caged) before finally successful.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It would be surprising to have bleeding a month after her heat cycle, and that may mean that she either has urinary tract infection, or is having vaginal bleeding. Either way, it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they can examine her, determine if anything is wrong, and get her any treatment that she might need.

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Draka
Dog
12 Years
Fair
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
12 year old female Airedale, 60 pounds. In Nov. front leg was amputated for bone cancer. She has completed 4 of 6 chemo treatments. Last week started to notice darkening of urine and now it is dark red, but she continues to eat and drink normally and doesn't appear to be in pain. My oncology vet is two hours away and I won't be back there for another ten days. I have texted her symptoms, but no response. In the meantime I have stopped giving dog the gabapentin and carprofin. Monday I will take her to local vet who first diagnosed the bone cancer. No sure what else I can do until I can get her to vet.
Bell
Pekingese
7 Years
Mild
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
My poor bell has been fine nothing out of the ordinary until she peed a few times and one time there were traces of blood but she didnt even seem to be bothered by it still hyper ,eating and drinking so i gave her cranberry juice a few times a day for 3 days and here we are blood in urine no longer now this was 2 months ago. Today i woke up and she had peed on my bath room floor.... and theres blood in it not alot but enough to notice it . To my disadvantage the nearest vet doesnt have time to see her till next week so they put me on a cancellation list. Going to trying giving her cranberry till i get in again but ugh .
Sparky
Shih Tzu
7 Years
Unknown
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Incontinence
Straining To Urinate
Blood Clot In Urine
In November 2016, I took sparky to the vet, because I saw him straining a lot to urinate and occasionally when he was pushing himself to much to pee, I saw drop of blood in his pee. The first diagnosis was infection after the doctor do an urinalysis and X-RAY. I gave him antibiotics for 1 week after that he recovered. I did not see any blood, but straining to urinate continue. After I came back for a trip, my sister told me that she saw blood in sparky pee again. I took him again to the vet. The vet do an x-ray and ultrasound. The x-ray did not show nothing abnormal, but the ultrasound showed a " mass". The vet recommend to take him to an specialist to get a better diagnostics, because her ultrasound did not have good resolution. I did not have the money to take him to an specialist at that moment. The doctor give him piroxicam 2.8 mg and told me to get ultrasound each 3 months to check his condition. Recently, Sparky began to bedwetting his bed and my bed. At first I thought he drank to much water, but at the second time that i did not give him to much water, he wett his bed again. I took him to another doctor that has specialist. the vet did an urinalysis, and found out another infecction. The infection was treated but he still wet his bed. He is using male wrap. His energy is fine. He still eat and drink water as usual. I do not know what to do. I want to help my dog to feel better, but the vet can not give any answer on what sparky has. I has another appoinment in 3 weeks for an X-ray and ultrasound. I hope this time the doctor can give me an answer about the condition of sparky
Jet
Pomeranian
4 Years
Fair
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
I have a 4 year old Pomeranian. A few months ago it snowed and I noticed a brownish red urine spot in the dozens of yellow spots. He wasn't showing any other symptoms and I did not notice the irregularity again until it recently snowed again. I took him for a walk and he went pee several times and it was yellow. I then noticed he lifted his leg and 4 drops of brownish red colored the snow. He is not showing any other signs. I haven't changed his food etc. he goes 8 hours at night without having to go out.
Chopper
Pitbull
4 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
I have a 4 month old Pitbull... He has been peeing blood for a week. Took to vet, because of age and gender the vet is perplexed. For the last 3 days has been treated for infection and poisoning.. No change at all. Any suggestions?
Snickerdoodle
Brittney Spaniel
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Dog will have a drip or small puddle of blood when she sits or lays. First time, vet prescribed antibiotics which stopped the bleeding for about a month (even though urinalysis showed no infection). This time, antibiotics aren't helping, x-ray was inconclusive. Urinalysis shows no infection. Dog is eating well, still going outside, no straining. She still seems happy and loves to be around us, she does get tired easily.
Leo
Boxer
7 Years
Serious
Has Symptoms
Difficulty Urinating
Leo stopped urinating properly and started to squirt only few drops. I took him to vet immediately. On the first day after doing ultrasound he said that leo might be having uti and gave him some injections. No result was there on the second day so i took him again to vet , he used the catheter to drain out the urine, again did the ultrasound,gave him few injections and asked me to visit again tomorrow. So i again went to the vet , this time after ultrasound and catheter use , he told me that there might be some growth in the bladder. Then he did urine culture, blood test , x-ray and told me that he was wrong and everything's fine but didn't gave me a clear diagnosis. He gave me hills feed for urine infections and some tablets for kidneys health in long run. He asked me to visit again after 2 days. I got fed up with him and went to another vet he after performing ultrasound said that leo's prostrate has enlarged and needs a surgery. He also used catheter on him and drained the urine.. After 6 -7 hours of vets visit i noticed leo squirted few drops with blood in urine. Is it due to constant catheterisation?? Has he done proper diagnosis?? Should i go on with surgery??
Mama
Boxer
8 Years
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Seizures
Blood In Urine
Sensitivity To Touch
Dog has had seizures pretty normally and she always gets up and is fine afterwards, this time during her sleep she started howling very loudly as she started urinating in the bed. A few minutes later she gets up and starts walking around only to wobble a little and collapse at the foot of the bed. I started rubbing her chest and talked to her before looking at the bed where she was laying and saw a whole lot of red. This spot on her lower back, very close to the base of her tail has been very sensitive to just a light touch for a few moths prior to this, maybe it is connected somehow? I didn't check the blankets for anything like small kidney stones, because they're supposed to really hurt to pass, and maybe that's why she was howling so loudly? I just rushed thenninto the washer without thinking. That's all I can think of saying right now.
Lemmy
Chihuahua
5 Years
Mild
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Lemmy is a 5 year old chihuahua long hair with medical history of dermatitis and dental decay (extraction about 2 months prior) and presented with 3 days increased small urinations and 1 day of frank blood in urine with a blood clot passed. The day prior to the blood in urine he did get trapped under a recliner chair and cried but did not appear hurt. No limping no bleeding and he let me touch and push on his belly. He was otherwise acting well playful, eating well with normal vowel movements. With the blood in urine we went to vet and urinalysis showed lots of red cells at most 1 White cell. We may have seen a shiny crystal like appearance to his urine prior to all this. The vet we saw recommended an ultrasound but stated we can wait as we are traveling out of state. Since passing the blood he is looking well and urinations have improved. My question is does this sound like kidney stones and as we live in a remote location do we need the ultrasound if he seems to be doing better? Also interestingly enough my cat had crystals in his urine is there a reason both my animals may be having this issue? Thanks!
Shelby
Beagle
13 Years
Serious
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Bloody Diarrhea
My beagle mix is 13yrs old & has several tumors, some fatty tissue & some that look like warts that blead then go away & one that looks like a huge skin tag. Noticed blood drops on the floors for a week or so & couldnt tell where it was coming from, She began losing control of her urine this morning & its full of blood, she also had some diarrhea with blood in it. Shes eating & acting normal otherwise. Assuming she has cancer & it has spread throughout & its not a UTI. Shes up to date on shots & heartworm preventative & has never missed any
Nala
Labradore
12 Weeks
Fair
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
hi I have a black 12 week old lab and I have noticed there is blood in her urine this has happened twice but every other time she weed her urine has been normal ? should I take her to the vets ?
Prissy
Dachshund
15 Years
Unknown
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Blood in Urine My 15 year old over weight dadhound was given antibiotic for bacteria infection and we did re-check after a week. Urine looked good to us but they said it still showed a trace of blood in the urine. She is in no pain, eats, drinks, plays as she always does. Today I saw a spot of blood on my kitchen rug after she went potty. I know the next step is X-rays and sorry to say money we don't have. My heart and my brain does not know what to do. Some imput would be appreciated. Thank you
Emma
Dog
Mild
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
We have a 6 month old puppy. She had been having accidents in the house after being good at potty training so we took her to the vet. She was diagnosed with a UTI and put on antibiotics. Was still having issues took her back to the vet. They said there struvite crystals in the urine so did an xray and said that she had bladder stones. So they put her on prescription food and more antibiotics. After that we took her to a dog parks, a few weeks later, she was running around, drank and peed blood. Took her back to the vet. Another xray, no stones present. She was put on a different more powerful antibiotic. A few week go by, she was running around the back yard and once again peed blood. We only see it after she has been running around. And it is a very distinct red. Help! She is at the vet again. They took another urine sample, this time with a needle directly through to the bladder. They will do a culture and sensitivity test and urinalysis. They are did xray and ultra sound and didn't see stones.
Ted
Dog
4 Years
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Hi Teddy had cancer last year Low grade MAST he was on chemo for approx 9 months via injection and tablets, had preds daily for about 11 months and then tapered off, he did very well although a little slow and tired we still went for all walks, appetite increased due to the steroids and put on about 6kg! . The past five weeks he has had blood in his urine. When he needs to pee he has a big one then every couple of seconds goes round in circles and then looks as if he is going to poop but a very small amount of urine with blood is expelled this goes on for about 7/8 mins then he rests. He has had a course of antibiotics also had xrays they show no signs of stones or masses and also urine tests which showed up as clear? and its not cancer again thankfully.The vet has also checked his prostrate (he is neutered) The vets are all stumped no one has any idea what this could be .... any ideas would be a help, he is currently having a herbal remedy which doesnt seem to be having any effect
Saphira
German Sheppard Mix
9 Years
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Blood In Urine
Leg Lameness
Saphira has had double cruciate ligament surgeries. Last one was a year ago March. She has had sever issues with her legs, tried everything, water therapy, and lots of meds. Currently on a daily dos e of Metacam for her legs. She is an a amazing dog, and has never had accidents in the house. Yesterday and this morning she peed on the floor. This morning there was a large puddle, and the "start trail" had very visible signs of blood. She drags herself, (backend - by her front paws) everywhere unless we are there to help her with a scarf. We checked her body for any cuts or scratches that she may have gotten from dragging herself across the floor. Nothing was visible.