This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

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This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby kcalbat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:33 pm

How much did your dog bleed?

Bullet has a UTI. SO the vet said, though it seemed they were surprised to see how much he was bleeding. THey did an xray to check for stones. None.

So sent us home with anti bacterial meds and anti flamitory.

But man is he bleeding. Doesnt look very diluted. Hes had three rounds of of pills so far and no change.

Is there anything else I can do or give to him to help?

Vet is closed.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:25 pm

yikes! I have no ideas, but ultimately, if you are worried, emergency vets exist for a reason. Hope it does not come to that.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby pblove » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:40 pm

I was told by my vet that dogs need an ultrasound to diagnose stones. She said that x-rays don't always show stones??
I thru this with my16 y.o. senior girl for two years. When she got an UTI she would squat and sometimes straight blood would come out , then she would leave blood droplet trails everywhere she walked. I would rush her in to see her vet, she got bloodwork drawn, took in blood and any urine to be tested, then vet gave her antibiotics and sometimes pain pills It was usually Clavamox for the prescribed antibiotic.(depending on the culture results) By the time she got her third dose I saw either no more blood or a very minute twinge mixed in her urine.
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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby Sarah » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:54 pm

My dogs have not had bleeding with a UTI. What you are describing would concern me.

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Postby FBODGRL » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:39 pm

I have only had cats with UTI's, but no bleeding.

I agree with Sarah that I would be concerned.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby GoingPostal » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:41 pm

Last time Jersey had a UTI that was her first noticeable symptom, she'd pee a little blood, and then urine but not huge amounts and didn't notice much at all once we got her on meds.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby kcalbat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:59 pm

Yes I dont see any change. still bleeding alot.

I had a friend come over, a vet tech, who gave him fluids bc he isnt drinking much.

He still has a pretty good appetite, but cant eat hard food bc the cut on his lip. He tries though. Eats it veeeery slowly. I made him plain oatmeal and added a bit of chicken for flavor. He ate about half. Then a cooked a steak(mostly), and he ate most of it. Haha I hope its ok to do that, I soaked it in water too. I will get can food tomorrow.

Oh my baby....

Hes going back to the vet tomorrow if the bleeding doesnt slow.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby Leslie H » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:21 pm

As mentioned before, you might mention von Willebrand's disease, which is a clotting disorder, to your vet. It's been found in some amstaffs and apbt's.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby Sarah » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:38 pm

If you can get a little unsalted broth to add to his water, he might be more interested in drinking it. The more water you can get in him, the better.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby kcalbat » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:34 pm

Thank you for the advice. Will try it.

He goes back in like 5 days.

There has been good improvement. I have seen no blood, but he still cannot hold it. At all.

Isnt von willebrands disease genetic? Is it something that can develop later in life? He is 5 yrs 7 months. In any case he has stopped bleeding, so looks hopeful.

Every meal is cover in an inch plus of water, but he doesnt really drink otherwise.

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Re: This is bad, bloody, for those with UTI xp

Postby Leslie H » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:26 pm

It is genetic. It can go undiscovered until a dog has a wound or surgery.


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