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my chihuahua is peeing blood, what could be wrong, what should

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my chihuahua is peeing blood, what could be wrong, what should I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

1) How old is your dog?

2) Male or female?

3) Spayed or neutered?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1 - my dog is 2 yrs old 2 - male 3 - no
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Regarding the signs you report above - causes that would be common based on history alone (without being able to perform an examination) would include:

- Urinary Tract Infection - LINK HERE
- Bladder Stones - LINK HERE
- Urinary Crystals - LINK HERE

Being intact and not neutered,other causes would be a prostate infection.

Access to rat poison or other clotting (platelet) issues would need to be ruled out as well if something as simple as a urinary tract infection is not found.

To help identify a cause, aside from a good physical examination, evaluation of the urine (urinalysis LINK HERE and possible urine culture LINK HERE) are common first tests.

If the urine evaluation is negative, yet the signs continue, an x-ray is a common test to consider as most bladder stones in dogs are visible on x-rays. Bloodwork would then also be recommended to look at the clotting system.

I hope this helps and guides you!

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