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Once week I see a bit of blood in my 8 yo. Papillon's urine.

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Hi - once week I see a bit of blood in my 8 yo. Papillon's urine. She completed a 10-day course of amoxicillin. She has cranberry extract in her water. She takes arnica Montana for itching. She has fresh crushed garlic for fleas. 9 of 10 urinations are completely clear. She is very lively. Neutered
Im puzzled.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. I am currently unable to make a live phone call I am sorry. But, I will be glad to discuss this on this thread.

In response to your quetion, bloody urine in a female dog can be caused by: Urinary tract infections, bladder stones, tumors or even part of a systemic disease. The fact that she was treated with Amoxicillin and the problem continues it is possible that if this is related to an infection the underlying bacteria could be resistant to the Amoxicillin.

I would recommend you discuss with your vet about doing xrays to rule out bladder stones. In addition, doing a urine culture & sensitivity (C&S); this test will isolate the underlying bacteria and provide a list of antibiotics that could be used specifically for that bacteria.

Finally, garlic is toxic to dogs; it will cause damage to the red blood cells leading to anemia. I would recommend you discontinue the use of garlic. Discuss with your vet about doing some blood work to make certain the blood urine is not related to something going on systemically.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm confused. I know many users who give their dogs garlic weekly. Trifexis, etc., per the vet, are harsh and contain toxic chemicals. I'll agree with amoxicillin resistance. The cranberry concentrate seems to be working. And the traces of blood are very intermittent. Always in the morning urination. For flea control, what do you recommend.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We've tried Revolution. It worked. I check her for fleas daily. We use a very mild shampoo from the very. She's bathed weekly. No fleas are visible in the rinse eater.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, I we do know that garlic damages the red blood cells in dogs leading to hemolytic anemia. I would recommend you use something like Frontline which is very safe for flea prevention. Please read the article below regarding garlic.

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