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my dog keeps squatting to pee over and over but nothing is ...

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my dog keeps squatting to pee over and over but nothing is coming out. she keeps crying to go out as soon as i bring her inside but still nothing comes out. she has also thrown up twice. what is wrong?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Peter Bennett, DVM replied 9 years ago.
Females quite often get a bladder infection (cystitis), but infrequently have difficulty actually going, just the urge to go frequently. With discomfort and vomiting, I recommend you have her checked either first thing in the morning, or even yet tonight at an Emergency Clinic.

She may have a urinary obstruction, and physically can't go. If so, and is vomiting as a result, this is an emergency. You should be able to feel her full and distended bladder, low in her abdomen. Depending on how big a dog she is, her full bladder will be not quite half the width of her abdomen, just ahead of her back legs.

If it feels hard as a ball, she needs to be relieved tonight, if at all possible. You can't squeeze it may have a stone plugging it. If you feel no such object there, it could wait till morning.

I hope this helps, and best wishes to you both.
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it looks like there is a little pee coming out. i think she just feels the need to keep peeing and the pee is minimal. i kept her inside despite her crying and she peed a little on the floor. she is about 4-5 months old.
Expert:  Peter Bennett, DVM replied 9 years ago.
That's good... she is just distressed with the urge to go. You can rest easier, and take her to the vet later today.

This might be a time to confine her so she doesn't piddle all over the house? It goes without saying not to leave the water down for her tonite.

Thanks for the good news.

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