Blood in urine serious

Blood in Dog's Urine

When you are concerned about dog health, blood in urine is something that should always be checked out by a veterinarian. Blood in the urine can indicate a potentially serious health issue or something as minor as a urinary tract infection. However, even a minor infection can grow worse if left untreated.

Dog Health: Blood in Urine Causes

There are several possible causes for a dog having blood in the urine. Some of these conditions are more serious than others. The most common causes for this condition include:

  • Infection: An infection can be minor or more serious. There are many infections that affect a dog's health and cause blood in the urine, including bladder infections, kidney infections and even irritation of the prostrate or urethra. Many times, these infections are treated with a course of antibiotics and/or a special diet.
  • Stones: Kidney and bladder stones can create strain and cause blood in the urine. Female dogs typically have an easier time passing stones than males, although the process can still be quite painful. Medication to break up the stones is sometimes helpful. There are a few other treatments available, with surgery being a last resort.
  • Injury: You'll likely know if your dog has been in a bad enough accident to cause possible injury, but this isn't something that can be ruled out. Blood tests often help a vet rule out causes, such as an infection, so a trip the vet is necessary when it comes to dog health, blood in the urine.
  • Tumors: Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous, can cause blood in the urine. Your vet will want to run tests to find out if the tumor is malignant or not. Your vet can discuss options for treatment with you, many of which will be based upon the extent of the tumor and your dog's age.
  • Poisoning: Although other symptoms typically show up first in a poisoned dog, blood in the urine can be one of the symptoms. You can see why it becomes vital to get your dog to the vet quickly when there is blood in the urine. With conditions such as poisoning, early treatment can mean the difference between life and death.

It's not just blood in the urine

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I had burning urge to urinate a lot and would have to run to the bathroom a lot and empty my bladder even though there wasn't much in there. i'm pretty sure based on that alone (the burning feeling and frequent urination) is uti.
but with the blood, i am wondering if it is more serious, such as kidney infection.
other symptoms include, i felt like vomitting earlier today, but chalked it up to bad food. and i feel achey and sore, but chalking it up to my workout the other day. and i feel chills and cold, but chalking it up to the winter weather and temperature drop in my apartment

The night before last I spent 4 hours waiting

by INFJ_optimist

In urgent care to get treated for a UTI. I felt it coming on around 10:30 p.m. I waited for an hour to be seen by a nurse, who asked how much pain I was experiencing on a scale of 1 to 10. I was honest and said 3. At that point, I was just uncomfortable and needing to pee every two seconds. So everyone else went ahead of me because they had more serious conditions.
Three hours later I was doubled over in pain. Peeing made me cry because of the burning, and I had a TON of blood in my urine. I went and told the front desk how miserable I was, and so finally I saw a doctor. He prescribed an antibiotic, and six hours after my fist pill, I felt relief

How much water have you been drinking?

by dashers

But even dehydration shouldnt cause BROWN urine.
Brown urine is usually indicative of something serious.
"Hemolytic anemia is a health condition characterized by early destruction of red blood cells that causes excessive loss of blood, reduced hemoglobin count or red cell production. One of the major symptoms of this includes dark urine along with other difficulties like yellow tint in the skin and eyes, fatigue, pain in the upper abdomen etc. Your condition could be worse if the symptoms are accompanied by heart failure or an enlarged liver

This one will BLOW YOUR FEEBLE MIND

by PerfectGame

Yeah, crazy times. < Rocks0ff > 05/18 09:50:00
here's another serious question about Manny though. He tested positive for the fertility drug which basically proves he was just coming off a steroid cycle, BUT HE DIDN'T TEST POSITIVE FOR STEROIDS!
That fact alone illustrates how ineffective the current testing system is. They should test more often. They should do blood tests.
Since designer drugs are always ahead of testing, they might take a page from pro cycling and ban guys not based on drugs appearing in blood/urine, but simply based on testosterone levels

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