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Our 8# Shih Tzu drank about 2-3 laps of water that was used

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Our 8# ***** Tzu drank about 2-3 laps of water that was used to rinse grout cleaner. The label reads that it contains tetrasodium EDTA. This was two days ago. Today she (dog) presents with a few drops of blood following urination.
Is the Tetrasodium EDTA the cause? Being Sunday night and in an area with no vet close, need advise, Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

No, tetrasodium EDTA should not cause any urinary changes. Instead, I am suspicious of a urinary tract infection or urinary stones.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I recommend having her evaluated as soon as you can. I would start with a physical exam, a urine sample for analysis as well as a bacterial culture, and then start her on antibiotics. We may also consider x-rays to look for urinary stones, but this is not entirely necessary (if this is her first urinary problem) unless the vet palpates something abnormal during her exam. If she has a history of repeated urinary issues, I would pursue x-ray now as well.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan