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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) Are you noticing any urine coming out at all or absolutely nothing? 2) Any blood around the genitals? 3) Any injury to this puppy recently? 4) How is the activity level aside from the urinary concern? 5) Still eating and drinking?
I apologize, JACustomer. The website did not alert me that you had responded. I am here now.There are two concerns here. The first is that she has a urinary tract infection and it's painful to urinate (thus, wanting to avoid the action). This is often treated with antibiotics and pain medication. However, it's much more concerning when a dog cannot urinate due to something being wrong with their body.I would highly recommend a physical exam for her. If she were my own dog, I would take her to the ER this evening to be absolutely certain that there is not something majorly wrong keeping her from being able to urinate. If this turns out only to be a urinary tract infection, they can give her medications to reduce her discomfort and allow her to be able to urinate without discomfort.Again, I apologize for the delay. The turn around time is usually much faster, but I did not receive an alert. If you have further questions, I'll be standing by.
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