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Fritz
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posted July 11, 2004 11:00 AM      Profile for Fritz         
Hello Everybody,

I'm new to this forum, but, having read what everybody has to say it seems to be very informative. Let me begin by sort of introducing myself. I have had Dogs in my life for about 40 yrs now. So as you all know you kinda become a veterinarian of sorts. (I've seen and dealt with alot of animal ailments and diseases just by being an owner) At 1 time I did volunteer work for the local animal rescue league, however, I seemed to have kept more dogs than I had planned on. In fact I had 5 dogs and 4 cats at 1 time. To me, pets are "LIFE" time commitments. So these 9 became my Happy little family. Most are gone now. OK..here's the question. I was visiting my ex last night and 1 of the dogs urinated where I couldn't help but observe that this male/nuetered dog had blood in his urine. In fact it wasn't just a little blood but this dog was actually urinating PURE blood!!! He gave no signs of distress and was indeed very happy and alert. He will be going to the vet on monday when they open, but, I have been really going crazy trying to figure this one out. I have seen blood in urine before but I have never seen blood with no signs of urine in it. My first thought was Infection or is that too Hopeful ??? Thanks ... Fritz

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posted July 11, 2004 11:35 AM      Profile for DaxAriel's toy         
Are you sure it's blood not just colored? He hasn't gotten into any dyes or beets - come to mind. Beets can do wonderful things to urine. Blood is thick, will quickly go brown to almost black.

I have had a bad urinary infection and there is blood in the urine but it's still definately urine. Looks more brownish than reddish.

Does it smell like urine? Or like blood? Is he fixed? Could the blood be coming from his testicles?

Found this on a vet website:
With blood in the urine there are three likely sources -- from the bladder, from the kidneys and from a clotting disorder leading to generalized bleeding tendencies. Occasionally there is a problem in the urethra or vaginal areas of female dogs leading to blood in the urine but this is less common that the above problems. Bleeding from the bladder usually occurs because of cystitis (bladder infection), bladder stones or bladder cancer. Bleeding from the kidneys can also be due to kidney infection, kidney stones or cancer affecting the kidney. In addition, traumatic injuries may lead to bleeding from the kidneys.

I hope everything works out. Please let us know what they find.

[ July 11, 2004, 11:41 AM: Message edited by: doglover ]

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posted July 11, 2004 12:31 PM      Profile for Fritz         
Thanks For Your Concern Doglover !!!

I am Sure that this IS "Blood" In fact, there isn't "ANY" urine from what I could see. He is a 15 yr old Neutered Male. My hope is that it's an infection ... However, Our Hopes aren't necessarily the Answer that we get.
I'll definately get back to you with the vet's diagnosis.
Thanks Alot ... Fritz

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posted July 11, 2004 02:28 PM      Profile for ellierat         
Kidney stones can cause it, hope all goes well and it's not the nasty C word.

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posted July 12, 2004 03:22 PM      Profile for Fritz         
Thanks Alot Ellierat,

He was supposed to go to the vet today but they can't see him until tomorrow. Kidney Stones "DEFINATELY" sounds much better than the "C" word. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. Thanks to everybody who has taken the time to help me out with this, I really appreciate it!

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posted July 12, 2004 04:46 PM      Profile for ellierat         
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posted July 12, 2004 04:53 PM      Profile for Barbara Smith         
Fritz, good luck at the vet's office tomorrow!

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posted July 13, 2004 09:41 AM      Profile for carriecrowe         
any news yet?
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posted July 15, 2004 12:13 PM      Profile for Bailey'sMom         
My Golda had bladder stones. We found out when she peed in the snow and we could easily see the blood in her urine. It was quite advanced and she had to have surgery to have them removed.
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posted July 16, 2004 03:20 AM      Profile for Fritz         
Hi Everybody,

I can't tell you guys how grateful I am to you with all of the replies that I have received. As you know my EX was supposed to take the dog ("BEAR") to the veterinarian on Tuesday. However, since the bleeding in the urine stopped, they have decided to keep an eye on him. "I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS DECISION AT ALL" I just don't understand that type of thinking. It was VERY HEAVY Blood and could just not have disappeared over a few days. I'm just beside myself with this. In fact, I even offered to pay to have him checked out. They avoid the vet at all costs due to a "condition" that Bear has when he gets too excited. It causes him to pass out and go into seizures, Something to due with an enlarged heart and pressure. He is given a drug called "THEOPHYLINE" to treat it. As I had said I would keep you all informed as to his progress. And... THIS is what those 2 have decided to do! Take it 1 day at a time. I am "NOT" a happy camper about this.

Fritz [Flaming Mad]

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I can understand your point completely. Some people just like to pretend there's nothing wrong - as if it will make it true.

Take comfort that at least he doesn't appear to be suffering.

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