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there was pee on her blood just now. thoughts

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there was pee on her blood just now. thoughts?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Denver ER Doc replied 6 years ago.
Hi there, I hope I can help.

In many cases, this is a sign of a simple urinary tract infection, however it can indicate more serious disease.

Can you please answer a few questions for me so I can better help you?
- Dog or cat?
- Male or female? Spayed or neutered?
- Squatting to urinate more than normal? Smaller amounts of urine coming out?
- Urinating in inappropriate places?
- Still eating and drinking? Any vomiting?

Dr. Paul
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Sorry for lack of info. I sent the question to the vet that i asked before.


i have a chocolate lab, female, almost 5 yrs old. she is fixed.


first noticed large amount of vomit 6 hours ago. very lethargic since then. mostly she is trying to sleep i think.


her skin is red. inner ears are red. eyes are red and bloodshot. gums are red. under lips is red. she is drinking water a little bit. i let her out to pee and i noticed it was all a small amount of blood.


i gave her a small dog treat and she threw it up within an hour. that was 3 hours ago.

Expert:  Denver ER Doc replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for the information.

What you are describing certainly sounds more serious than a simple urinary tract infection. With the large amount of vomit and not being able to keep anything down, along with the redness, she is likely very dehydrated and has an underlying condition that is causing her to leak blood into her urine (kidney infection, immune disease, other).

I would advise you to have her seen as soon as possible, whether at an emergency clinic if after hours where you are (call them first and describe the situation) or at your veterinarian as soon as they are open.

Good luck!!
Dr. Paul
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