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Blood in your dog’s Urine, urinary infection or something else?

Saturday, November 17, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Many times blood found in your dog’s urine could indicate a urinary infection but this is not always the case. There are some other causes or blood in the urine aside from an infection. Your vet should perform a urine culture to determine if it’s an infection. If ┬áthe diagnosis is positive, the urine culture should be repeated after treatment to ensure that the infection is cleared. To perform this procedure your vet will collect a sterile urine sample in the office. It will be submitted to a laboratory to see if it grows any bacteria. This will confirm that the problem is an infection.

Other causes of bloody urine  can include urinary stones, bladder tumors or kidney or prostate issues.

If you see blood in your dog’s urine, get him checked by your vet as soon as possible.

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