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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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I have just noticed blood in my dogs urine. Is this really

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I have just noticed blood in my dogs urine. Is this really bad? I can't take him to vets till morning

Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

Where did you see the blood in his urine? Did he have an accident in the house?

Customer: Yes
Customer: he had to be left a while so I put some paper down for him
Customer: he has never held himself for more than 3 hours
Customer: he seems happy in himself thoughl
Dr. Susan :

OK, has he been straining to urinate? Or did he seem to urinate a normal amount of liquid?

Customer: Normal amount and he did not seem to strain when I watched him outside
Dr. Susan :

Excellent. This can wait until tomorrow. If he did seem to strain without producing any urine, acting restless, pacing, etc, this could be an indication of urinary obstruction. If you see anything like that he should be examined as soon as possible.

Dr. Susan :

In terms of possible causes for the blood,

Customer: Thank you so much. I will book him in first thing
Dr. Susan :

it could be a simple urinary tract infection, urinary stones causing irritation, or bladder cancer - this is highly uncommon though.

Customer: Thanks for your help
Dr. Susan :

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