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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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He started urinating blood JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What

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He started urinating blood
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ted, a Bichon about 20 lbs
JA: How old is Ted?
Customer: he's 6 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ted?
Customer: No, he acts like somethings wrong
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Customer: and I Looked at his urine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He acts funny like something is wrong
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have pcn from tsc
300,000 units per ml
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It made me pay 19.00
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
for a 7 day trial and for 1 month of questions
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Regardless, I the staff at TSC - Vet. supply store said Penicillin should work
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Is Ted an intact or neutered male, please? Hematuria (blood in the urine) in an intact male most often indicates acute prostatitis. In a neutered male, urinary tract infection (UTI) +/- urinary calculi (stones) need to be considered. A coagulopathy (problem clotting blood) isn't likely but remains a consideration.

Penicillin isn't a good choice for either prostatitis or a UTI. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is a neutered 6 year old male
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Does he appear to have difficulty urinating (dysuria)?