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1- What is the name of the antibiotic he was/is on both times?
2- Did your vet do any xrays or blood work?
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Friend, when we see bloody urine certainly it could be cancer. But, in a male dog we also have to consider prostate disorders. Important to also rule out systemic diseases like: Liver disease, coagulation disorder, etc. The fact that he showed response to the initial treatment on antibiotics I would be concern that there could still be a bacteria that may be resistant to the antibiotics. Doing an ultrasound or blood work is an excellent idea. But, if cost is a concern and your vet is not seeing anything on plain xrays and prostate examination is normal I would recommend you discuss with your vet about doing a urine culture & sensitivity (C&S); this test will attempt to grow any bacteria in the urine and it will provide a report listing a number of antibiotics that would be appropriate to treat the bacteria (s) that they isolate. If the C&S is negative then we know this is not related to an infection and we need to look in other places like blood work or ultrasound. Pending the C&S start him on a different antibiotic than Zenequin.
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