Common Causes of Blood in Dog Urine
by Pet Qwerks Toys on March 19, 2019
If your dog is young and experiences blood in its urine then it can be suffering from the disease, familial hematuria, but if your dog is older then the most common reason of blood in urine could be cancer. In case of a female dog, infection of the urinary tract is likely to happen which can cause blood to be present in the urine. The presence of blood in urine is referred to as Hematuria. The presence of blood in urine may be accompanied with irregular urination pattern, discomfort, or swollen abdominal from pain. Sometimes red urine can be due to consumption of beets by your dog which makes the urine pigmented? There are various causes of blood in urine. It could be due to Kidney or bladder infection or the infection of the urethra, a tumor, Stones in the kidney, ingestion of a toxic substance, and injury in the urinary place.
In either of the case it is advised to take your dog to the vet as soon as possible and get a detailed physical examination carried out to reach the root cause of the blooded urination. You can get urinalysis, in which the PH of your dog’s urine will be tested and then analyzed for blood cells, hemoglobin, minerals, glucose and protein. High concentration of minerals indicates stones or the presence of stones. If your dog is a male, the vet may require an ejaculate sample from your male dog to determine if he has prostatic disease or not. In case of a tumor, your vet may suggest you to do an X-ray or carry out an ultrasound.
The treatment will vary depending on the root cause of the presence of blood in your dog’s urine; firstly they would carry out stabilization. In case of infection, your dog will be treated with antibiotics for infections present in for example like bladder, kidney or urinary tract. In the case of stones being diagnosed then your dog will be treated by setting up a low protein, phosphorous, magnesium diet. It will be advised to keep your dog hydrated. If the stones are in a large number, surgery may be conducted. Tumors can be complicated hence your vet be refer you to an oncologist for further detailed treatment and medications. If your dog has ingested a poisoning substance such as vitamin D she is likely to remain on IV until she is stabilized. If your dog went through an injury then treatment will depend on the internal damage that has been caused. And medications will be provided in accordance to where your dog got hurt and how
severe is the injury. If your dog suffers the prostatic disease, then the treatment gets complicated depending on the possible disease your dog has. The medications can be aggressive antibiotics.
Whatsoever, it is advised to not do self-treatment and consult a vet and follow its instructions to your dog’s life and keep it health and most importantly make sure to keep your dog hydrated.