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My dog is 12 years old she is a Yorkshire terrier she is on

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My dog is 12 years old she is a Yorkshire terrier she is on heat and finding it hard to pee and she not herself.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the Yorkshire Terrier's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: 2 days
JA: When did the Yorkshire Terrier last see a vet? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: about 6 years ago and no medication
JA: What's the Yorkshire Terrier's name?
Customer: belle
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: shes been like this before when she is on heat but I’ve never noticed the peeing
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 22 days ago.

Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda.

I'm sorry to hear this.

Was she due a heat?

Is she able to pass a good stream of urine? Any blood within the pee?

Any other signs such as increased thirst or panting?

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Just little bits at a time and yes she was due on heat
Customer: replied 22 days ago.
No just laying around having cuddles
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 22 days ago.

Ok, thank you.

There are a few things that this may be including a urinary infection, urinary crystals, bladder stones etc.

Ideally, she would be checked over and we would analyse her urine as she may well need some antibiotics.

At home, we should feed wet food and offer plenty of water to 'flush her out'.

Certainly, a heat can cause mood changes due to the hormones and slight discomfort but we should not have any urination changes.

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
Ok I will get her looked at thanks for your help!
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 22 days ago.

Not at all and best of luck!