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Have my son's dog . Have noticed since last night

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Have my son's dog for weekend. Have noticed since last night he is straining to wee and is squatting rather than lifting his leg. He is a 3 years old Labrador. Not familiar with dogs but feel this is a problem
Hello,
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Harvey. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
The most common reason for a dog to strain to urinate is a bladder infection. If that is what is wrong with Harvey, a course of antibiotics should take care of the problem.
I would have a urinalysis done to see if that is what is wrong.
Is he neutered? If not, this could be a prostate problem, but that would not be common in a dog only 3 years old.
Let me know what else I can help with or answer.
Rebecca
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Thanks for the good rating. Let me know how he is doing.
Rebecca
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He has a uti. Took him to the emergency vet. Thanks.
You are welcome! Hope he is better soon.
Rebecca
Margery,
How is Harvey doing?

Rebecca