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I have a 3 1/2 week old beagle pup that was abandoned by her mother and I have been bottle feeding her. Up until now, she has been very healthy -- until yesterday when she became unable to urinate and was only able to dribble a few drops and there was blood in her urine. The local vets here claim they don’t know what is wrong with her and are just giving her antiobiotics. She appears to be in a lot of pain when she trys to urinate.   The vet said he thought it could be canine herpes virus. What do you think?

Thanks - Sandy McCormick
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lindsay replied 11 years ago.
I recently lost 3 Beagle puppies to canine herpes. The symptoms
do not seem to match. These puppies refused to eat, did not
put on weight, had a very yellow colored stool, and cried
constantly. In addition, the pups do not live long after they are
exposed to it, although it kills puppies 3 weeks and under
faster. There is no way to treat herpes except heat.
To me it sounds like she has bladder stones. If it has not
already been done, run a urine analysis to see what her levels
are. The urine analysis will be able to tell you a lot.

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