My Scottie, Lucy, has been diagnosed with a bladder tumor. We've been watching her for about 6 months and she takes Piroxicam 1x a day. She's been doing pretty well, only needed to pee a little more often until the last 12 hours. She now seems frantic to pee, which, I assume means that the tumor has gotten large enough to make her feel like she has to go to the bathroom. Very little comes out. She seems to be in no pain and ate her supper as usual. I will take her in tomorrow morning when her vet opens. My concern is tonight. I do have 1/2 of an Acepromazine (25mg) that we have used for traveling. I was thinking I could give her that tonight to help her go to sleep. Your thoughts?XXXXX XXXXX
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In a case such as this, there does not have to be a tumor enlargment.
With the tumor present and inflammation - this may be a UTI as that is commonly seen in these cases.
Moreover, even if the tumor has enlarged, important to not give up hope as with these dogs, a stent can be placed as well.
Regarding tonight, if you are seeing a lot of straining - this may be a case where evaluation tonight would be best, to make certain there is not a blockage.
Where the tumor is restricting outflow. I think you have stepped out of chat...can you see this?
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Not sure what happened. Ok. I'll see how it goes the next few hours. If she seems really anxious, I'll take her to the emergency clinic. Of course, I'd rather wait til morning to have her doctor check her out.
Thanks for the advice.
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Hi there,I wanted to check in and see how Lucy is doing!I look forward to hearing from you!