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I have an 11.5 year old pug who is peeing gel like urine,

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I have an 11.5 year old pug who is peeing gel like urine, more frequently than normal and intaking lots of water.... does not seem to be in any pain but I am worried
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am on a limited budget and would like a home remedy if possible .....
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am sorry to hear that Jia seems to be urinating "gel-like" urine, urinating more frequently and is drinking more water than usual.

The gel is likely mucous, which likely indicates urinary tract inflammation. The increased frequency of urination and increased drinking also likely indicates inflammation.

Urinary tract inflammation can indicate an infection, but can also be due to increased crystals in the urine, or calculi or a mass in the urinary tract.

I know that you would prefer home therapy suggestions but truthfully these are all things that need veterinary intervention, especially if we are dealing with calculi or a mass.

All you can do for her at home is encourage fluid intake to flush out her urinary tract. Add water or low salt beef or chicken broth to her food and feed her canned food.

Give her ice cubes. Offer her fresh water frequently. Some dogs drink more from a fresh, moving water source so a doggy drinking fountain may help.

And make sure she gets out frequently to urinate.

If she is straining but unable to pass urine, is vomiting or refuses to eat, runs a fever (more than 103F rectally), or has a tense, painful abdomen with gentle pressure it is time for emergency veterinary care.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Jia. How is everything going?
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