another question - if a dog has a normal bladder (not paralyzed or anything) is it still possible to express urine or does the bladder have to be compromised in order for this to happen?
I am really hoping this is not indicating tumor progression. I realize it might be that but was wondering if normal healthy dogs can also be expressed?
I am being very gentle with him - got a good stream a bit ago and just kept it up until I could not get anymore. Hope that cleaned him out. Of course, he loves to mark everything.
He is still peeing on his own as I said, and had a pretty big pee on his own this afternoon when he was more comfortable. Is that a good sign?
That's hopeful. We had just upped the tramadol dose to 25 mg twice a day - he is very sensitive to this drug but it does help his pain. I will discuss with his vet Wednesday.
I am just curious if you don't mind? Why don't vets just do this to get urine samples instead of using a needle?