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I am sorry Tiger is not feeling well. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- How long since she ate fire extinguisher powder?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
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I know this must be very stressful for you to see her urinating frequently with blood, I am sorry. In response to your question, the history and symptoms you are describing are consistent with a urinary tract infection. I don't believe this is related to the fire extinguisher. You see, the increase in frequency to urinate is because she has an infection that is causing irritation (inflammation) of the urethra (tube connecting bladder to the vagina). When the urethra is inflamed it gives the feeling of having to urinate, this is why she is going more frequent; the increase in frequency does not allow the bladder to accumulate enough urine and only produces a small amount of urine every attempt. Another common possible cause could be bladder stones.
This is not a life-threatening emergency but should be seen by your family veterinarian as soon as possible for a hands-examination, urinalysis, and antibiotics. In the meantime, get her to drink more by offering low sodium chicken broth. The flushing action of water helps with inflammation and the infection.
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