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My dog Sam has seen the vet this afternoon and has been treated

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My dog Sam has seen the vet this afternoon and has been treated with cerenia and two hours later with buscopan (intravenously) for what is believed to be a tummy bug. He is drinking a lot of water but not passing urine. He is still in discomfort, moaning at
times and his breathing is occasionally noisy. He is sleeping on and off. Seeing the vet in the morning for a further review. My concern is him not urinating after drinking a lot. Thank you, Caroline
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is it fair to say he is or was drinking more than usual?
2- Was he trying to urinate?
3- How long since the last time he urinated?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes he is drinking far more than usual in a shorter period of time. Especially after the buscopan.
He wasn't trying to urinate. But as he was drinking so much I thought he would have the need to urinate and tried to encourage him to go in the garden.
He hasn't urinated for at least 7 hours.
He was drinking and standing by his bowl just looking at me. Suppose he is confused with the pain he must still have
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Caroline, it is possible he is not urinating as a side effect of the buscopan. If he was drinking a lot of water you are right to be concern about the bladder becoming severely distended. Unfortunately, there is not much I can recommend for you to try at home. I would strongly recommend having him checked by ER veterinarian to have them pass a catheter through his penis to allow him to urinate. In the meantime take away the water.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you very much Dr. Peter
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
You're welcome Caroline.

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