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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My dog has a urinary tract infection. He is in the peeing

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my dog has a urinary tract infection. He is in the peeing postion and wont move
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Pismo ; 14
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pismo?
Customer: he has had cancer surgery 3 times
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
are you giving me a prescription ?
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I really just need a perscription for my dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.

Is he still able to pass urine or is he just straining with no production?

What kind of dog is this?

What kind of cancer surgery did he have?

Just FYI, I'm not able to write a script for meds. Legally, a physical exam is required for prescription writing.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no urine is coming out
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.


If he is straining with no urine production, then I would get him to a vet asap. This is a common sign of a urinary blockage from a stone or mass or blood clot. We usually palpate first and see if the bladder is enlarged. If so, we'll go forward with an x-ray to look for stones or ultrasound to look for blood clots or masses.

If the bladder is small, then it may just be an infection and the inflammation leading to the straining. You really want to make sure the bladder can empty, though, before starting meds.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.

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

Dr. Gary

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