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My sisters dog urinated inside tonight and the urine has blood in it. Any idea what could be going on?

Asked by jrpowell (40499points) May 25th, 2008

I stepped in it. He has never urinated inside the house before so this is disturbing. Any idea what could be going on. She is on the phone right now trying to get him to a vet. But it looks like she might have to wait a few days before they will see the dog. And should we collect a sample of the bloody urine or mop it up?

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richardhenry's avatar

Perhaps a bladder infection? There are quite a few things that bloody urine could mean, and none of them are good.

Perhaps ring more than one vet, see if anyone is available sooner.

eambos's avatar

Get syz on this one.

richardhenry's avatar

@Eambos: I was just thinking that.

eambos's avatar

I left a pm so our resident vet will know about it.

jrpowell's avatar

I thought the same thing about syz. My sister is still on the phone looking for someone that will see him. She loves this dog.

delirium's avatar

perhaps a really awful UTI?
get a sample just in case before you clean it all up.

jrpowell's avatar

Yeah.. We got a sample. Now I see why she had kids. They will do anything if you give them candy.

gailcalled's avatar

Are there no 24 hr emergency animal hospitals in your sister’s area? We have a lot, but we have a lot of animals around here. I can’t believe any vet practice hasn’t a few slots for emergencies. I guess that the holiday week-end doesn’t help. Good luck.

Adina1968's avatar

I would take your do to a 24 hour Emergency Hospital. I used to work for one. It is a little more expensive but it is not a good idea to wait several days to see your primary vet. It could be a urinary tract infection or it could be an indicator of something more serious. If is is just a urinary tract infection then imagine how uncomfortable you would be if you had one. You would not want to wait several days to treat it. You don’t need to take a sample of the urine. It needs to be fresh for testing and they will need to collect a sample at the hospital.

Adina1968's avatar

P.S. Chances are most regular vets are going to be closed for the holiday weekend. Trust me I know four years of working animal emergency, I am chock full of good advice. LOL!

jrpowell's avatar

The dog is at the vet right now. She found someone.

marinelife's avatar

@johnpowell Keep us posted on what it turns out to be. I am rooting for the urinary tract infection and not something more serious.

jrpowell's avatar

I will. I’m rooting for the UTI too. That was weird to type.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, it has a rather ironic bent.

Trance24's avatar

That was going on for a while with my cat. We didn’t take him to the vet because we wanted to wait a few days to see if it would let up, it stopped after a few days. Our guess was it might have been a kidney stone passing through, or a Urinary infection. If it is a Urinary infection get that checked out by the vet. Keep an eye on your dog, and take note of the color of his Urine for the next couple of days. Hopefully it will get better other wise you should take them to the vet.

marinelife's avatar

With blood in the urine of any pet, it would not be good to wait for the vet visit.

@Trance24 With some cats, that can be chronic, and a change of diet will help.

jrpowell's avatar

The vet says everything is OK. Leo will live to steal my beer a few more times. The dog loves beer. He has to take some pills for a while, but that is about it.

richardhenry's avatar

Good stuff. What was up? Was it a tract infection?

syz's avatar

Sorry, I was offline for a couple of days. Glad it’s nothing major, johnpowell. (Most common cause for hematuria is some sort of urinary tract infection, but can also be an indicator of bladder stones, tumor, rat poison, and some metabolic disorders.)

syz's avatar

It belatedly occurs to me that I should make sure that no feels that I am misrepresenting myself. I am not a DVM, have merely worked as a vet tech for 15 plus years. I am happy to be a resource for veterinary questions (and have quite a few vets to use as resources, if need be), but I would hate for anyone to think that I am “faking” a degree.

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