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Regarding the signs you report above - causes that would be common based on history alone (without being able to perform an examination) would include:- Urinary Tract Infection - LINK HERE- Acute Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) - LINK HERE- Bladder Stones - LINK HERE- Urinary Crystals - LINK HEREThere are other causes as well, notably platelet / clotting issues - but they are typically less common without other signs of illness.To help identify a cause, aside from a good physical examination, evaluation of the urine (urinalysis LINK HERE and possible urine culture LINK HERE) are common first tests.Unless the examination would indicate this is unsafe, to prevent contamination - a free catch, voided sample is not recommended. Rather, your veterinarian will attempt either a urinary catheter sterile sample or cystocentesis (LINK HERE) to collect a urine sample for evaluation.If the urine evaluation is negative, yet the signs continue, an x-ray is a common test to consider as most bladder stones in dogs are visible on x-rays.If a UTI is diagnosed, based on the type of bacteria seen, different antibiotics would be considered - Clavamox or BaytrilAside from antibiotics, some choose homeopathic remedies such as cranberry (LINK HERE)I hope this helps and guides you!If you have any follow-up questions - please do not hesitate to ask!Otherwise - please remember to click ACCEPTFind me any time if needed: http://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/expert-criticalcarevetYou can always request me through my profile, bookmark my page for future help, or beginning your question with “For CriticalCareVet”
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