Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  178
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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.


Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor