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One week old puppy with slight blood in urine

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One week old puppy with slight blood in urine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Because young puppies do not have a mature immune system, it is easy for them to develop a Urinary Tract Infection or a Vaginitis if this is a female. Your vet will have ot check this puppy and start your puppy on antibiotics because the puppies immune system cannot fight this off. I wish I could give you a home remedy for this but without the antibiotics that are only by prescription, this could get worse without treatment.

Does that make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is a male puppy and after just paying 1500.00 to a vet I am broke. I have amoxicilin will this workl?
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

This is most likely a UTI so amoxicillin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs may help. It is hard for me to say since I have not had a chance to examine your little one so do the best you can. At this age, there can be other issues causing this such as a hereditary problem and we cannot know this without a good physical exa. If the puppy is still active and nursing, he may do fine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks... This was very helpful.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome....I hope your little guy will be ok!!

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