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Customer: ***** ***** I am interested in adopting a puppy (male) who is a great pyranese mix and 10 weeks old. i was told he was turned into rescue because some of the pups were peeing blood. He might have been one of them they are not sure. all the pups were treated for urinary tract infections with antibiotics only two had the blood issue they said the issue cleared up in three days. i am concerned that the pup may have some type of congential kidney issue the puppy is not close to me to have my vet check it out what can i do to prevent adopting a dog that can possibly have a chronic issue or am i overreacting
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Customer: the issue is what do i do to ensure this pup has no congenital issue? Is it rare for a pup who had pee in their urine to have a congential issue?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 months 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. I answered on the other page as well.

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. If you can get a release from the rescue in order to talk the their vet , then that might be something you can do to ensure you don't get a pup that has an ongoing issue. But without getting an exam from a disinterested third party, there really isn't any way to be sure.

There is a genetic disorder found in great pyrenees dogs called Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia (GT). Read more on this here:

http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/health-testing/spotlight-on-genetic-tests/genetic-test-for-glanzmanns.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

The fact that multiple pups had bleeding would concern me. I really can't make the decision on whether you should adopt the pup or not, but I'd be inclined not to given the fact that multiple pups had bleeding.

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