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Spayed female dog, blood in urine, difficulty passing stool, antibiotics unhelpful

My female, spayed dog (almost 13 y/o) has been on three rounds of antibiotics for what the vet feels is a urinary tract infection . She is close to ending the third dose of antibiotrics and has not progressed at all. She is peeing blood , cannot hold her urine , dribbles bloody urine and is having difficulty pooping. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Hi there.

It appears the dog has a urinary infection with possible cystitis. Since difficulty pooping, there may be possible prolapse of rectum if it has been constipated for long. This can cause damage to urinary tract also. Her Veterinarian should look for this possibility and also for possible urinary stones.

After course of antibiotics gets over, she needs to be watched for improvement. If none noticed, she needs a thorough examination of abdomen and genitourinary tract including Ultrasound study to look for any prolapse or malformations.

Her diet needs to be with roughage, plenty of fibre. This will enable smooth passage of stools. Avoid red meat.


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