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Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Canine practitioner for over 16 years, Served on board of directors to the AzVMA.
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We have a Westie that seems like he can not pee....he stand

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We have a Westie that seems like he can not pee....he stand there and waits...we have no doctors office open at this time any thing we can do?*****@******.***
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry to learn Scotty is having trouble urinating. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is he passing any urine at all?
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
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Expert:  Dr. Sandy replied 2 years ago.
This is very concerning and may or may not be an emergency.
He could be obstructed and unable to urinate, which is an emergency, or he may have such irritation that he strains even when he is empty.
You can feel his belly, wrap both hands up underneath him and gently but firmly press together. If You feel a big tense bladder, you will need to have his penis catheterized. This may require driving to the nearest city with an emergency clinic, or calling your vet's after hours emergency line. Most states require all clinics to has a phone number to call in case of an emergency.
Failure to relieve the obstruction can be fatal if he is obstructed as waste and urea and excess Potassium back up into blood stream and can cause pain, and cardiac dysrrhythmias.