My Cocker Spaniel has blood clumps in his urine and is having troble going to the restroom
Type of Animal: Cocker Spaniel
Was at the vet a month ago. He could not find anything gave him Lasix and Vitamin D and a antibotic
Hello and welcome to Just Answer-
I'm very sorry that your dog is having trouble with his urine. Please answer some questions for me:
1. How long has this been going on for?
2. Does he strain to urinate?
3. Does he have a good stream of urine that comes out when he urinates
4. Does he have any other medical problems like heart disease?
About a month
There are several different things that can cause the symptoms you have described. The first is a simple urinary tract infection. Your veterinarian can send a urine sample out to the lab (or read it in his/her office) to see if an infection is present. Sometimes it takes a long course of antibiotics to help. Since your pet has been on antibiotics and still has symptoms I am worried that something else could be going on. It is possible that he could have stones in his bladder causing an obstruction of his urethra thus causing him to strain and have blood clots in his urine. Worst case scenario he could have a mass in his bladder or in his urethra causing the straining and the blood clots. Since he is not able to urinate a good stream I would definitely recommend taking him to see your veterinarian again or getting a second opinion from another vet if yours will not do further testing.
Internship tranined small animal veterinarian. Interests: internal medicine, dermatology & oncology