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My Huskey is 11. Spayed. This evening she started

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My Huskey is 11. Spayed. This evening she started discharging a clear, odorless fluid. Licking her privates, drinking more water and breathing heavy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

There are a handful of causes of the symptoms you have noted (typically with increased water intake the urine will be odorless and colorless due to the dilution of the increased water intake):

1.) A urinary tract infection
2.) Diabetes
3.) Kidney disease
4.) Endocrine disease

Ideally until you are able to get to your veterinarian, please allow the increase in water intake to ensure we are not leading to dehydration.

Collecting a first morning sample in a tupperware container and refrigerating the sample if more than an hour old to have your vet evaluate the sample will help determine the cause of the blood in the urine.

Your vet will run a urinalysis, potentially do a urine culture to look for bacteria, and bloodwork to ensure there is not a metabolic cause, diabetes, or kidney issues causing the symptoms

Diagnosing the issue will help determine how best to treat the changes you have noted for her urine to get your pet comfortable swiftly

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier.

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