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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
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My boxer began urinating 45 seconds with steady stream

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My boxer began urinating for about 45 seconds with steady stream but then walks impatiently four or five more times acting like he is going but nothing. I'm not sure but thought he may be dripping blood but can't tell in the grass. He did have an accident during his sleep last night?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! My name is***** am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern.
Well, lets combine all the symptoms:
1. Inappropriate urination episode
2. Possible blood (yes, you are likely seeing blood)
3. straining to urinate or unproductive urination
Definitely, this is well worth a vet visit, and I would encourage going today.
This could be related to a possible urinary tract infection, bladder stones, cystitis (bladder wall inflammation), a prepucial infection (that's the shealth around the penis), or possible bladder cancer.
So, definitely, Bubba will need a urine test. Ideally, see if the vet you go to has ultrasound. This is a great diagnostic tool to get a good look at the bladder and bladder wall for irreuglarities. A vet would likely want to start antibiotics and maybe some pain medication until test results are available.
Very sorry to hear about Bubba. I hope everything works out okay.
Good Luck!
Dr. Andy