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Unhappy Blood in Urine

So today I came home and Gizmo went immediately then after eating again and then three more times. I noticed when she ran off of her potty patch there was little spots of blood on the ground The vet thinks she has a UTI...I hope I didn't do something to cause it. How do they get those?

I took her in but he couldn't get a clean sample. We kept giving her water and before they could get a sample she would pee it all out I'm so nervous. She has peed atleast 20 times since 8:00 and it's only 10:00 is that normal? She's also moved her bowels a lot, not diarreha...I hate when she is sick....

Also after she came home from getting spayed she had a little bump on her side that scabbed over. I figured it was from a shot they gave her, but he didn't know what it was from...
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The most common cause of blood in the urine is a UTI. Grequent urination is also a sign of UTI. I hope she is better soon.
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Me too....shes in her crate right now so she stops peeing all over...she keeps peeing in it then I just clean it. He said to keep her calm
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Pixie had one. She was chewing sweet potato jerky and the vet thought the high sugar content contributed to it. They can't hold it in and have to go whenever, where ever. She'll feel much better after the meds.

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She did have a little bit...okay a lot of people food yesterday. I told the vet that, he didn't say anything about it. We had a BBQ and were letting her sample. Guess we have to be more careful. Just feel bad all of the other dogs we know do it and they don't have this issue.
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Geez don't beat yourself up! This stuff happens and it could have been from who knows what. We're just guesstimating anyway. It's not like mine don't get the occasional Mickey D's fry (ok fries) and who knows whatever else DH slips them when I'm not looking. After the antibiotic she never had that problem again. Easy fix.

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She did have a little bit...okay a lot of people food yesterday. I told the vet that, he didn't say anything about it. We had a BBQ and were letting her sample. Guess we have to be more careful. Just feel bad all of the other dogs we know do it and they don't have this issue.
any onions????
That is exactly how we discovered Oliver had a piece of onion and he almost didn't make it.
Onions are toxic to dogs. The toxicity is dose dependent, so the bigger the animal, the more onion need be consumed to cause a toxicity. Onion toxicity causes a Heinz body anemia. Heinz bodies are small bubble-like projections which protrude from a red blood cell and can be seen when the cells are stained. This "bubble" is a weak spot in the red blood cell and, therefore, the cell has a decreased life-span and ruptures prematurely.
If numerous red cells are affected and rupture, anemia can result. It is a form of hemolytic anemia. Onions are only one of the substances which can cause Heinz body anemia. Other substances such as Acetominophen (Tylenol) and benzocaine-containing topical preparations can also cause Heinz body anemia in the dog.

The toxic effect of the onions are the same whether the product is raw, cooked or dehydrated. The hemolytic episode usually occurs several days after onion ingestion (lowest hematocrit around day 5 post ingestion). Daily feeding of onions could have a cumulative effect due to ongoing formation of Heinz bodies versus a single exposure with a wide gap until the next exposure, allowing the bone marrow time to regenerate the prematurely destroyed red cells.


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Three years ago when Brandy (my standard female) had a UTI, the vets couldn't get a clean catch. They used an ultra sound and a syringe and needle, went through her tommy to get the urine. Of course she had an infection and they were able to give her the meds right away. Can your vet do that???

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WHAT! Yes there was a little bit of onions....how bad was Oliver??

He couldn't collect the sample but gave her 3 weeks of antibiotics and will see her in 1.5 weeks and then 4 weeks to see how it is doing
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WHAT! Yes there was a little bit of onions....how bad was Oliver??

He couldn't collect the sample but gave her 3 weeks of antibiotics and will see her in 1.5 weeks and then 4 weeks to see how it is doing
The Vet says "Oliver had a severe reaction" He had never seen a reaction that quickly

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