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Blood in dogs unrine

pamelalauren
February 15th, 2008, 11:26 PM
There has been blood in my dogs unrine since Septmeber. We have taken her to the vet numerous times in the last 5 months. Frist the vet tested her urine and her blood and the results showed up fine. Then the vet took some x-rays and couldn't find anything. She has been on three different types of antibiotics. The vet tried new food that is a special Kidney formula. He said that the walls of her bladder where a bit thick. So last week the vet though there was a probably a tumor in her bladder, so she went in for surgery, he opened her up and opened her bladder up and didn't find anything. He sent a biopsy of her bladder, a culture from her bladder and another urine sample away for tests and everything showed up good. He started on a new kind of food that is a special "unrinary system" formula. My dog is a small dog and she is 14 years old. Maybe the unrine is something to do with old age. Has anyone heard of anything like this before. I am just not sure what to do next. She hasn't been acting any different since this started and she hasn't been in any pain.

Winston
February 16th, 2008, 05:35 AM
There has been blood in my dogs unrine since Septmeber. We have taken her to the vet numerous times in the last 5 months. Frist the vet tested her urine and her blood and the results showed up fine. Then the vet took some x-rays and couldn't find anything. She has been on three different types of antibiotics. The vet tried new food that is a special Kidney formula. He said that the walls of her bladder where a bit thick. So last week the vet though there was a probably a tumor in her bladder, so she went in for surgery, he opened her up and opened her bladder up and didn't find anything. He sent a biopsy of her bladder, a culture from her bladder and another urine sample away for tests and everything showed up good. He started on a new kind of food that is a special "unrinary system" formula. My dog is a small dog and she is 14 years old. Maybe the unrine is something to do with old age. Has anyone heard of anything like this before. I am just not sure what to do next. She hasn't been acting any different since this started and she hasn't been in any pain.


Wow! I would have thought they could see the bladder / tumor by x ray?? Sounds like your poor dog has been through alot! for 14 years old thats tough! What amount of blood is in the pee? I am wondering if another opinion would be an option..like through a new vet and start of with a urinalysis...that should tell you the % of blood in the urine...They are always trying to sell you their vet food and if you look into the quality of the food it is disgusting!! There is alot of info in the pet food section to help with that...I have a similiar problem with my 11 yr old female cat..she shows blood in her urine (they say 4 times the amount it should be?) but she is otherwise in perfect health....

I am sure others will be along with some more helpful info! Would love to see some pics of your dog. We are pretty demanding that way!!

Cindy

pamelalauren
February 16th, 2008, 08:32 AM
The amount of blood in her urine varies. Sometimes it looks like it is mostly blood. Usally it looks about half and half. Near the then of trying one antibiotic I was starting to see every once and a while just urine. And then the other day I saw it again with no blood in it. It looks like the urine comes out first and then the blood come out. The time when it was getting better and not much blood, when I took her for a walk the fisrt time she peed it was about half and half and then the next time was just urine. The vet had mentioned at one time to send her to a different vet for an ultra-sound. I am not sure if this is something I should look in to or not.


I definatly do not have a shortage of pictures of Tiffany but I need to figure out how to make the file size smaller on them so I can upload them on here

pamelalauren
February 16th, 2008, 08:43 AM
Here is one picture of Tiff

pamelalauren
February 16th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Here is another picture

Winston
February 16th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Tiff is beautiful......Good Luck with her...

Cindy

hazelrunpack
February 16th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Oh, my! What a cutie she is! :lovestruck:

Maybe it's time for a specialist or at least a second opinion. :shrug: Poor Tiff has been through quite a lot! Have they run a blood panel to check her kidney function or tried to image the kidneys? A human friend of mine was urinating blood due to a tumor on his kidney (it was removed successfully and he remains cancer free).

Once you've determined how the kidneys are functioning, you'll have a better idea of what nutritional needs your dog has. If everything checks out well, you can get some pretty good advice on food choices (including raw) in the food forums on the site! :thumbs up

Good luck with sweet Tiff! I hope it turns out to be nothing :fingerscr

rainbow
February 16th, 2008, 12:03 PM
What a pretty little girl she is. :lovestruck:

I also think you should get a referral to a specialist. Is there a veterinary school nearby that you could take her to?

loopoo
February 16th, 2008, 12:54 PM
what a sweetie, hope all turns out well with her:)

pamelalauren
February 16th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Thanks, Tiffany is very special to us. Ya I think I will look for a specialist or get a referal to one. All my vet has said is about sending us for an ultra sound but he decided not too because they are too expensie.

rainbow
February 16th, 2008, 01:00 PM
It's not as expensive at a veterinary school and they have specialists there.