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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She is whining and her abdomen are hard she just urinated while

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She is whining and her abdomen are hard she just urinated while sitting on the bed even though we'd just been out
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ash, she's two
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ash?
Customer: She's a lab x stabyhoun, generally very healthy and happy bouncy dog
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Ash. When such urgency and inappropriate urination is seen we must first rule out a simple bacterial urinary tract infection as the cause of such behavior. Whining and a tense abdomen are signs consistent with urinary tract pain but not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of it. Ash's vet will want to obtain urine by cystocentesis - percutaneous aspiration of Ash's bladder through her abdominal wall - the most sterile manner in which to obtain urine - and perform a complete urinalysis looking for the tell-tale signs of infection - the presence of bacteria and and/or abnormal numbers of either red or white blood cells in the urine. In most cases, a broad spectrum antibiotic is prescribed for 10-14 days or a urine bacterial culture and sensitivity can be performed in order to identify the very best antibiotic to prescribe.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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