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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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I am interested in adopting a rescue puppy who is 10 weeks

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I am interested in adopting a rescue puppy who is 10 weeks old. I was told the pup was surrendered to the rescue because it was peeing blood. The pup is a male. The rescue said it was diagnosed as a urinary tract infection. My concern is any kidney issues. I am concerned that this pup has some type of issue. How would I know?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

The most common cause for a dog to urinate blood is a urinary tract infection. If the pup has been treated and is no longer urinating blood, then it shouldn't be a problem. However, many rescues will allow you a home visit with the pup for a couple of days before an adoption is finalized. See it they will do that and have a vet visit scheduled for that time period. Try to make it for the first day you have the pup to allow time for the results of testing. I would recommend doing that with any dog you plan on adopting. Not only will the pup get a clean bill of health if it is healthy, but you will have an idea of what behavioral issues you might be looking at as well.

I love the larger breeds like this one so it would be best to ensure he has no problems before you adopt and become attached to him.

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