Causes of Blood in Dog Urine

What does it mean if I see blood when my dog urinates?
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It is not uncommon for dog owners to get alarmed upon seeing traces of blood in their dog's urine. They often rush their dogs to the vet fearing the worst. Although more often than not the cause is something minor that can be easily treated, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If treatment is necessary, the quicker it is started the shorter the recovery time will be.

What does blood in the dog's urine look like? Blood that is actually mixed with the urine often tints the urine pinkish. Bright red blood (“frank blood”) is usually not coming from the urinary tract, but rather the vaginal or rectal area. So it is important for owners to try to detect whether the blood is coming out with the urine, or coming from some other source. It’s always best to play it safe and see the vet to ensure your dog gets the most appropriate treatment.

Causes of Blood in a Dog's Urine

The following are some common (and some not-so-common) causes of blood in the urine in dogs. Please see your vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Urinary tract infections have symptoms including blood in the urine, often accompanied by frequent urination, painful urination, straining, licking the genitals, and fever. The condition can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics.

Bladder stones (also known as uroliths) are fairly common in dogs. The two most common types are struvite stones and calcium oxalate stones. Dogs with bladder stones will develop painful urination, straining, and bloody urine. Treatment mainly consists of dietary changes, and in the case of large stones, surgical removal.

Prostate infections occur only in intact (not fixed) male dogs. Symptoms may include bloody urine, an enlarged prostate, difficult and painful urination, straining, lack of appetite, and fever.

Tick-borne diseases may cause bloody urine among other symptoms.

Poisons may cause bloody discharges. The most common cause is the dog having eaten the rat poison Warfarin. Warfarin causes blood clotting disorders, and may cause bloody urine.

Other possible causes of blood in the urine include trauma to the bladder, and cancer involving the urinary or reproductive system.

Bleeding That May Be Confused With Blood in the Urine

Estrus cycle. Novice dog owners might not be aware that an intact (not spayed) dog will bleed during her heat cycle. A dog will go in heat at about six months of age and will produce some vaginal swelling and bleeding during her first week. The bleeding will stop after approximately 7-10 days and be replaced by a straw-colored fluid. At this time the dog is generally ready to mate.

Uterine infection (pyometra) occurs only in intact female dogs. Often owners confuse pyometra with the dog's heat cycle; they mistake a second episode of vaginal discharge, only a few weeks after the last heat, for a new heat cycle. Pyometra may be associated with a foul-smelling, mucus-filled, bloody vaginal discharge that resembles tomato soup.

Pyometra can quickly become life-threatening, so take your dog to a vet. Dogs may be given antibiotics to clear up the infection, and fluids to hydrate them. Often the uterus is removed.

What to Do

Dogs exhibiting blood in the urine should always be seen by a veterinarian. A urine sample may help a veterinarian make a diagnosis. A teaspoonful or so of urine should be collected in a sterile container, labeled if needed with the pet's name and the time it was collected. Urine samples should be very fresh, no older than four hours, and refrigerated if there is any delay. For instructions on how to collect a urine sample in dogs, read this article about dog urinalysis.

Disclaimer: This article is not a replacement for professional veterinary advice. If your dog seems to be urinating blood, please see your veterinarian for a correct diagnosis and treatment.

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melshomecorner 7 years ago from Mississippi

hepful hub

puppylover206 6 years ago

My dog Rambo he sometimes pees blood and I don't know what to do, but my dad won't let me take him to the vet. So I don't know what to do PLEASE HELP! I don't want to loose my little Shih Tzu

Michelle 6 years ago

My dog is peeing blood does not see to be in pain but not sure if I should worry?

joe 6 years ago

well, my dog has traces of blood in his stool, can someone help explain if this is normal or is something not right with my dog ? thanks.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Michelle, blood in urine is not normal, just as you would see your doctor for this your pet should see the vet as well. Joe, There is a hub all about this,

Leandi 6 years ago

I have a Female dog who is in heat, but found that my Male dog is now peeing blood, my male dog is a big dog that can not mate with the small female...why is he peeing blood? Please help!!

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Greetings, if this blood loss is minimal and he does not have trouble urinating, this may be normal in an intact dog when a female in heat is nearby. Keep an eye on him, if the bleeding is significant and continues after the female is no longer in heat I would have him seen for possible prostate problems or urinary tract infection. According to ''In some cases, dogs may have small amounts of blood in their penises that is quite normal. This happens if your dog is near a female in heat and he becomes overly excited''

carrot 6 years ago

My dog is peeing blood, it's not mixed in and seems to be separate from the urine. Try to imagine oil and water, the blood is relatively red and in the middle of the urine. She is around 8 years old reaching 9 and is overweight. But she doesn't seem to be in pain. She urinates more frequent now and in small lots. I am not sure if she is in heat because it has been a few weeks now and doesn't heat usually go for a few days? Advice please! Thanks.

rocky123 6 years ago

My dog was peeing blood and wen tto the vet twice...

His problem is because he is not fixed and that would be a prostate infection.

There are other reasons of blood in urine-STONES, OR SEVERE URINARY TRACT INFECTION.


Carrot or anyone else that can help please email me. My dog finished being in heat about a week ago . Now tho there's traces of blood in her urine. It's separate too just like carrots post. Little drops of blood in the 1st few drops of pee. What is it? It's like oil in water... Please email! She draggs me thru vets office and am scared to go back!

Donna 6 years ago

I would suggest that if you dog has bloody stools or blood in urine to get them checked out immediately. Our dog started out throwing up then the diarreah started and for a month she was in and out of the vet. Blood work was done and also X-Rays. We took her to an internist and found out she has cancer. Couldn't believe it because she was still very playful and everything but she just couldn't stop throwing up. So I would suggest to keep up on this and also look up your dog food on

Erica 6 years ago

My 5 month old female puppy has light blood comeing out every few hours with her pee..What could be the main cause of this..a UTI or would you say she may be going into heat. She does lick down there, is acting tired, and usually is very energetic.

Very Scared 6 years ago

My 8 year old femal shitzu is spayed & tonight after being at groomers she pee'd on a doggy pad after the urine, 4-6 drops of blood came out. This has happened twice, the blood drops at the end of urinating. She has been urinating more often but does not seem to be in pain. I am scared beyond words, unemployed & my dogs are my world please help me.

Ashley and Bella 6 years ago

My pug has just started to pee blood. The first thing thats strange is she is having accidents indoors and that highly unlikely of her. It was just urine, with a drop of blood straight in the middle of it to begin with. Then the next time it came out all pink and mixed together. She hasn't been liking her dog food lately and has been throwing up here and there. Also when she has an accident, it makes the whole room smell like rotten seafood. Very stressed about this, and I cannot bear anymore in my already stressful life. If anyone has a good idea, please let me know...aside from taking her to a vet.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

There are really no well working home remedies in my opinion to treat a urinary tract infection in dogs other than antibiotics. Please have her seen, it is a very painful and irritating condition to deal with, antibiotics will give her relief soon.

The only home remedy you want to give a try is apple cider vinegar, but I would have her seen at this point.

Here is a helpful site:

cath  6 years ago

my dog bella 2 yrs old, had puppies two weeks after delivering, was very poorly and being sick, we took to the vets, she was kept in and they done all sorts of tests, xrays blood tests. couldn't fine what was wrong. she is now home, better but not 100%, she has started having bright red jelly like blood in her pee, took her back to the vets and they've given me more antibiotics, she s been on them for 4 days now and seems the same, pups are now 8 weeks old. im puzzled!

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Congrats, for the puppies. Sorry this answers comes a bit late, we are on different time zones. I am currently in Europe undergoing training with my dog. If she seems the same after 4 days I would suggest telling your vet. Generally dogs suffering from a UTI should show signs of improvement within 48 hours. Did they do a urinalysis? Sometimes dogs may need a broader spectrum antibiotic. Did they also test her for stones? This is often a possibility when antibiotics do not seem to work. Best wishes..

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stellarwoman79 6 years ago from Dallas

I would guess that if they did all of the other tests, they also did a urinalysis. If nothing showed up, there could still be cause for concern and a urinary culture may be in order. Cultures are grown for several days and are done by specialized labs. I would be more concerned that the issue is vaginal and not urinary. Spaying her and not going through any more trauma is probably the best thing after she's feeling better.

Angela 6 years ago

My female labrador is in heat. At first there was no blood but the male dog smells vagina and goes on top of her. I let the male dog do it freely but he has been unsuccessful for a week or two. Now, I separated the female and noticed a little brown blood stain in her vagina which I wiped out. Then she started to pee and there was blood, not mixed, with the urine. What could this be? Is this UTI? I am giving her anti-biotics and observing her at the moment. Please help, I really don't know what's happening.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Female dogs tend to bleed in the first phase of their heat. This is during the phase where the heat begins but the female is not fertile yet. This may explain why the male was is hub that explains this:

Is this her first heat? She should not be bred yet.. not to mention that only experienced breeders who test their breeding pool and know what they are doing should breed to avoid the pet overpupulation problem...

Don't want to be harsh but sound to me like you have little experience, wait her second heat a year later and in the mean while learn as much as you can about the breed, its faults etc. It could be a UTI but since she is in heat, this would be my first guess

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jason magsino 6 years ago

my female dog is urinating with blood for almost a year and im worryong about it..i dont know to do and to treat my dog..plz help... my dog is 2 yrs old aleady...

Joy 5 years ago

My dog was peeing blood, is aggressive(he usually is not), and has swollen paws. The vet can't diagnose him either(Banfield located in PetSmart). What could this mean? He is about 9 months old. Today is when it happened. He was at his trainer's house. Which is in a rural are.

Kelly 5 years ago

All of these people who are supposedly concerned yet refuse to take their dog to the vet really bother me. Quit asking people online for advice when you already know your responsibility is to take the poor thing to be looked at by a professional. If you won't take care of them as they should be, don't get a pet.

Concerned 5 years ago

I agree with Kelly. Blood is NEVER normal in a dog's urine or stool, excepting the cases when it looks as if a female in heat has blood in her urine, frequently it is just mixing with the blood from her heat. Sometimes it is due to a simple urinary tract infection. Nevertheless, you should NEVER just go online & hope some faceless stranger will help you out, saving you on a vet bill. Your dog needs to see a professional; even if it is a minor infection, things could get a whole lot worse without treatment (for a UTI, they usually just a short regimen of antibiotics, & some mild pain killers as UTIs can be irritating & painful). If your male dog has blood in his urine, it is a VERY alarming sign & he needs to see the vet right away. UTIs are very rare in males, & therefore blood in the urine could indicate a much more serious problem (think, bladder or prostate cancer). Please don't delay in taking your dog to the vet. At the first sign of blood in his or her urine or stool, you need to be on the phone WITH A VET, making an appointment. If you can't be bothered to take your animal to the doctor when they are sick, then you have no business owning a pet in the first place.

Mickey 5 years ago

Our 2 yr. old german short-hair was in heat 6 weeks ago and was mated accidently by a black lab for a very short time. We think she may me pregnant because her nipples are still enlarged and now she just started peeing spots / small clumps of blood. Could this be a miss carriage or UTI?

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

There is really no way for me to know... in a miscarriage the dog has vaginal bleeding, in a uti the dog has blood in the urine..both can be easily confused.. have her checked out..

poorchick 5 years ago

some people can not take there pets to the vet due to not having the money, my 3 yr old fixed female started having some bloody urine today but there is no means for me to take her to the vet because of the lack of money in my family so to the person who said you shouldn't have pets your crazy my pet is my baby and of course i want to do what is best for her i just can't

NoSympathy 5 years ago

You should not own a pet if you cannot afford to take proper care of them. Do you have kids? If they were peeing blood would you refuse to take them to the doctor. If you don't have money...find a nice home for your pet with people who do have money. Stop being so selfish!

val 5 years ago

I agree. Save your pet from suffering and give it up for adoption.

5 years ago

Just a different point of view for you, my dogs have the best of everything, are well loved and cared for, and are happy and healthy. My kids are the same, but they have a little thing called health insurance. Imaging if your kid needed treatment, and you had to pay full price for every part of the care he/she received. How much money do you have for that? Dogs have been man's best friend and looked to humans for companionship since long before vets and supplements existed, so to tell someone who is not wealthy that they should not be allowed to care for their beloved dog shows that you are an ignorant spoiled turd. You should not have dogs or kids. Thanks.

Susan 5 years ago

My dog is peeing blood-sometimes mixed with urine, sometimes straight bright blood. She is 14 years old-I have just lost my job and cannot take her to the vet. She doesn't seem to be in pain is there anything I can do for her.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

She really needs antibiotics. Found this link:

but not sure if they work at this point..

Betty 5 years ago

Like Susan, my dog is also 14 years old & is peeing with blood. sometimes with urine at the end & sometimes it's very red. i already took him to the vet & found a stone in him. with his age, i've decided not to have him go thru surgery. when he was younger, maybe 6 yrs old when i discover a few drop of blood at the end of pee, i took him to TWO different vet who gave him antibiotic & it DIDN'T work. So for those who critize us owners for not taking our dog in for treatment should keep their opinion to themselves.

Anthony 5 years ago

my dachshund has traces of blood in his urine, is not i any pain or anything

kyle 5 years ago

my puppys peeing blood hes a staffy it started off clumps off blood now its mixed with pee. i took him to the vet last week and they gave him antibiotics and a pee cup to take back. i took his urine sample in the next day and it came up with nothing but a lot of blood in it.have had him on antibiotics for 7 days now and still blood in urine shud i go back to or wait till all the antibiotics are finished

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

I would say by now if this was a UTI you should have seen signs of improvement. I would give a call to the vets and ask for their recommended course of action.. they may have to put your dog on a broader spectrum antibiotic or perform more tests to rule out any other conditions. Was the urine sample you provided fresh? the best samples should not be older than 4 hours unless refrigerated.. best wishes!

Lucy 5 years ago

My 4 yr shih tzu has blood in urine for 1 day but I only see it after he has urinated many times because he goes a little at a time. It looks like he is straining. Eat normal ,sleeps well and drinks lots of water. What r the chances of bladder stones???

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

There are chances for bladder stones, but urinary tract infections are more common..collect a urine sample to test the urine for a proper diagnosis by your vet, best wishes~!

bad medical advice isn't like bad food 5 years ago

blood in urine could certainly be a urinary tract infection, and it could also be a secondary infection that leads to a much larger problem: KIDNEY FAILURE

Some people like to down play the significance of changes in your dogs appearance or behavior, and say pet owners rush off to the vet only to find there's nothing wrong. And those people would be right probably 85% of the time.

If there is blood in your dogs urine, go ahead and push to run blood work to make sure the kidneys are okay. You don't have to run a full panel -you can isolate. Or, conversely, insist on having your urinalysis also include a test for SPECIFIC GRAVITY. You're already going to have the urine examined -check the gravity. If it's below 1.020, you have something wrong with the kidneys.

My vet didn't investigate beyond the urinary tract infection . Even after my dog had reoccurring problems over 2 years, combined over 3 tests, I was still told don't worry. I believed him, I wanted to believe.

All I can think about is -had my vet actually done his job and ran a simple blood test, tested SG, or run an Xray-- I could have been aware of my dog's kidney failure at least a year and a half ahead of time --possibly keeping my dog at stage 2!

People say " oh, don't worry, it's nothing". And we also know the majority of animals reach 75% complete failure before a trained professional properly diagnoses the problem.

And all I can tell you is, if all vets operate like my vet, or with the attitude of the OP I would suspect the reason the majority of dogs and cats aren't diagnosed until stage 4 KIDNEY FAILURE is because the vets aren't looking!

They're too busy saying people are rushing in over spilled milk. And they'd be right most of the time. But veterinary science isn't conjecture -- it's empirical.

But that doesn't change the fact, when I first came in the vet should have run a partial blood panel, weighed for the urine's SG. Had I the knowledge I do now about Kidney Failure --as any vet should-- I would have known to look. I would have never sugar coated.

I could have kept my dog at stage 2 for sometime, but because she was nearing an advance stage 4 by the time the diagnostic was performed, she died in less than 3 months.

Starved to death.

CHELO 5 years ago

My 11 years old dog was having trouble when urinating, we took him to the Vet like a month ago and he told us he had stones and did surgery but like a week ago he is now bleeding after peeing, the Vet prescibed him with antibiotics since friday but he keeps bleeding.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

If this will help put your mind at ease, according to Whitney Vet Hospital ''there will be blood in your dog's urine a few days after surgery, keep your dog from running and jumping for the first 10-15 days' you can read more about it here:

I am not sure how long ago the surgery was and if this is just recent.

Cyn 5 years ago

My DOG GOT into a fight, && now is sick. bleeding when pee's. he has injured testicals. and i am no where near a vet. he is not eating. just drinking water. very weak. :( anyone know anything plz help.

Stu 5 years ago

My female dog recently started showing blood in her urine. It is only at the end of the stream and usually only a couple of drops. She is eating and drinking no problem. She has recently had a bad case of fleas and we have taken steps to solve this problem with a pill. Could this be the cause? Pet bills can be expensive especially if there is no need :)


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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Greetings, I do not think the flea pill could be causing the blood in her urine, females are notoriously known for getting urinary tract infections, so I would veer more towards this possibility. Catch a urine sample if you can and have your vet examine it. She may need a course of antibiotics. If she is not spayed, she may be going into heat.

Chris 5 years ago

Hi i have a six month old wippet cross pointer who was really poorly 2weeks ago as he was peeing blood i took him 2 the vets they told me it was an infection and gave him antibiotics which he finished on tuesday all seemed fine but then last nite i notice there was a small amount of blood in his urine again he is on a diet of meat and biscults could that be a problem also he was born with only 1 ball could that be a problem 4 him 2 :)

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Let your vet know, he may need a broader spectrum antibiotic, another course of antibiotics, or they may have misdiagnosed him. They may need to run more tests. I do not see the diet as a contributing factor.

donna 5 years ago

My yorkie who is 7 years old has had stones for about 2 years now. She has had 2 surgeries to remove them, but she still has them. They come and go. Some days she is miserable and some days she is fine. She will pee blood and have a hard time peeing. She is my baby. We have run blood work on her twice, because they started causing seizures from the pain. She is on special food and on vitamins. The vitamins have helped a little. She is on pain meds when a stone gets stuck. I will not put her through anymore surgeries, because she is even more miserable after the surgeries. I will do whatever I can for my baby. After all she is like my child. Antibiotics don't help, just the pain meds do and eventually she passes the stone. Of course this has caused her to not be house broke anymore, but there is one constillation she does go on a pee pad or on the linoluem floor.

DAniel 5 years ago

i wan playing soccer in the back yard with my nephew and the dog was chasint the ball we were kicking back and forth and the dog got kicked in the side peed blood what should i do

torelore 5 years ago

Hi, Donna I am so sorry to hear your baby is hurting. My little dog Alph had stones too so I know how it feels. What worked for him was EDTA I gave him 1/4 of a 625 mg capsule, he weighed 10 lbs. and one drop of grapefruit seed oil. I put them both inside of a ground meat ball. Within a week he was going normally. The Vet had wanted to operate. But he told me they usually come back and my dog was getting pretty old so I tried this first. EDTA removes excess calcium from places it shouldn't be, like in the UT. It will also remove heavy metals , like the mercury preservative they put in the vaccines. There are a lot of natural herbs that would be good for her, like parsley or Chianca piedra they call this one the "stone breaker", it's an amazon tree,that is safe for dogs. They usually have an infection along with the stones. Please for your sake, and your little one, do some research online on her issues and you might find you can make life much better for her (and you)very quickly.Another thing that I am giving my babies, and it's really helped there itching,and urinary tract issues is Total's enzymes and probiotics. They repair the damage done to the helpful life in their bellys by the antibiotics. Yogurt is suggested as a good thing to eat for UTI problems ,and yeast infections, which occur fairly commonly after taking an antibiotic.I am also giving mine chicken livers, and gizzards, because they are loaded with vitamins and they love them! They get one half of a liver and one gizzard every morning and night.It really seems to help them.I keep track of possible infections by using urine ph strips that also test for, blood in the urine has 10 different diagnostics,it is a great help to me.These things have all tremendously helped my dogs. I really hope your baby gets well soon!

julie 5 years ago

my dog has bleeding from its urine part from 2 days vet told dat it has some prob wid its tail wat to do plzzzzzz suggest.............

Cal 5 years ago

I saw my dog peeing blood and after 1day and 2 nights he passed away with blood coming from his mouth,i dont know its cause but i would say this try to love ur pets as much as u can cause the pain of loosing a pet or a friend is the biggest loss u can ever obtain in ur life.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Cal, this sounds like rat poisoning any chances your dog was exposed to it or ate a dead poisoned rat?

Leo-77 5 years ago

Hi, My 3yr old mastiff X spayed bitch has just had a bloody,smelly vulval dicharge for the 1st time. She seems fine, a bit clingy but is that my paranoia? Cant get to vet until morning (12hrs), should I be this concerned? Google generating articles ref cancer etc, Any advice welcomed, Thanks.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

This could be a urinary tract infection or in some cases, spayed dogs can come into heat if a remnant of ovarian tissue was accidentally left behind when she was spayed (this may be unlikely). It could also be she sustained an injury in the area. Of course, vaginal infections and a urinary bladder tumor are other possibilities even though not that common.

If the blood is limited to a few droplets I think she could wait until tomorrow if there are not any other symptoms. But if the blood is dripping consistently and she is not doing well have her seen right away. I hope this helps. Best wishes.

Kim 5 years ago

Hello i have a Siberian husky he is about 1 in a half years old for the past 2 days he has not been eating also last night around 2am he had to go out witch was strange but about an hour ago i had notice he had been leaving tracks of blood i am about to take him to the vet but im not sure what i should do i never had this with another dog he seems fine now but i can tell hes in pain could you please tell me what i should do besindes take him to the vet im starting to get worried. Thank you

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Unfortunately, not much you can do at home at this point, your dog may need antibiotics. Make sure he has access to lots of fresh water best wishes.

Adela 5 years ago

I Have This 2 Month Old Puppy And She Doesn't Want To Eat And She's Urinating Blood. I Found Her Like Two Days Ago So I Have No Background Information On Her ):

Can Someone Please Help Me ??? !!!

max 5 years ago

hi all,my shihtzu is a 20 lbs 5yrs old and he has this problem for last 3 months.i have changed 3 vets ,did x-rays,ultra sound,one got him antibiotics,otherone some steroids and he was fine for a month and now is same problem again.they said kidneys are fine,no stones visible on US or X-ray,no cancer,prostate is normal.i do not know what to do any more.i took him to the trd vet 2 days ago and he gave him some new antibiotics.he does pee normal for all day sometimes and then in morning there is some blood or stream of blood.i spent 1500 so far on the best reviewed vet places and i just want to help my little there anyone that knows what might be\?he eats boiled chicken,rice,beef,etc,he is happy and playful but he does get in i said he was ok for a month then i took him for a walk and he just got some kind of contactions and the blood burst out of his thingy.

thank you all for reading

Puppy lover 5 years ago


My female dog (maltese) just turned 5, and I bred her 2 weeks ago with a yorkie. A few days ago, I noticed that her urine had 2 brown spots in it. This happened over the course of 3 urinations, with 6 brown spots in total. She didn't have diarrhea and I think the spots were blood.

If it WAS blood, is there any chance my dog is still pregnant?

Daisy's mom 4 years ago

Hello I just can not express the anxiety I am feeling right now, its almost midnight here in Massachusetts and my VET is closed till tomorrow morning, my 1 1/2 yr old female Japanese Chin Daisy had been having some bile vomit like once a day for like 4 days, I would make her a bland diet, but then her stool got soft and sometimes even with diarrhea, we just noticed tonight she has been urinating frequently with light blood mixed in, she's been her normal self, BUT I have had some traumatizing experience with it comes to Daisy, last March of 2010 she was having bile vomiting, diarrhea, and dark almost burgundy colored urine, I rushed her to the VET and blood work & xray were done & it was determined she had swallowed 2 pennies which were killing all her red blood cells, Daisy was gravely ill and was going to die, now this little girl means the world to me, people, friends, family & co-workers tell me I am crazy, because I would give my life for hers, the joy she has brought me after going through a miscarriage words can not describe, I LOVE HER! I knew something was seriously wrong back in 2010 & I spent $3,337.00 she needed the pennies removed emergency blood transfusion for 2 days, antibiotics & fluids to get her hydrated, shes a trooper she bounced back 100% 3 weeks go by & my other female Japanese Chin gets into my Migraine medication goes crazy while I am feeding my Daisy shredded boiled chicken I had made for her & viciously out of no where attacks my Daisy & my poor little angel looses her right eye. it was so traumatizing, it happened in front of myself and my kids the pain & screams Daisy made were heart wrenching!I had to pay another $1,000 to have her eye removed due to the nerve damage, she once again bounced back like the trooper she is, she is absolutely adorable! I PRAY to God that she has not gotten into anything and its something minor, due to I am financially struggling like every hard working America, but I can't allow my sweet Daisy to be in pain or in danger, she's playing, eating normal I just cant figure out what is going on, does anyone know why light blood would be in her urine? this just started today & she was fixed months ago so she's not in heat! please pray for my Daisy I would die without her :(



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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Perhaps she is starting to get a urinary tract infection? Last year my female 2 year old Rottweieler vomited her meal and then she started urinating frequently and leaving some pinkish stains and it turned out being a urinary tract infection. Antibiotics nipped it in the bud. I too was very worried but the next morning I collected a urine sample and it was just that as UTI. Make sure she drinks water tonight and then get a urine sample and off to the vet. I will keep your sweet Daisy in mind. If you are worried, sleep with her next to you so you can monitor her and rest assured that she is ok. Of course have her seen by an emergency vet if you are really concerned about anything, sending best wishes your way!

jessie 4 years ago

My 7yr old dachshund is peeing blood..she seems fine except for that. It happened a few months ago and she was on 3weeks of antibiotic and vitamins. I did everything the vet said but why does she keep bleeding????????? :(

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Sometimes UTI's come back, you should have your vet examine her urine again, and treat accordingly. If there is still bacteria, she may need another round of antibiotics.

luvmydoggie 4 years ago

Try 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of organic yogurt for urinary infections. You can also buy fishmox amoxicillin tablets at the pet store. They are recommended at 10mg for every 10 lbs of weight and come in 250 mg pills. Good Luck. (Many people have saved their dogs and their money)

sabrina 4 years ago

I have a 3month old puppy. He has been peing blood for 3 weeks. We have done blood test that showed only high white blood cells and he has been on antibiotic for 2 weeks and today he peed blood again. We seen to think that it might be related to exercise. We went outside and played and a few minutes lates her peed once (pee with blood).. and 2 more time a bit darker but still not pure blood. My vet also a few days ago extracted some pee directly from his bladder and it came back negative for infection. She still wants him to finish his 5 more days of meds before doing more test but now i feel that he need somethine done soon. He asks completely normal, full of energy but pee's frequently. Yesterday he just went outside twice but today we went together and with our other dog and they ran and played together so i'm guessing it's related to the exercise. He's still playing and does not show sign of pain but please if someone can help me please do. (sorry for the spelling erros i'm french). This blog is great and i would appreciate any help or advise.

also this is the 2nd vet we go to so changing vets is no longer an option. She's great but it's very allarming when you're puppy pee's blood.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

I was thinking about switching antibiotic, but then you claimed no bacteria was found from the urine sample collected directly from the bladder. Wondering if it could be something congenital such as an ectopic ureter? It is more common in females but males may get it too, here is a link:

sabrina 4 years ago

i checked it out. He pee's a lot but does not drip. yesterday he had an xray done and it cam eback negative. He also have lyme test done and negative and antoher blood test that where waiting for result. Second blood test. I will definitely let my vet know if this since it's a possibility. and thank you for you're response. poor little guy, test and more test and nothing pointing us in any direction.

he's not longer on antibiotic since clearly that did nto change anything. He has not pee's blood for 5 days. he does pee often but does not drip.. he just pee's. He does eat can food (suggested by the vet) and lots of water which i think is why he pees avery hour. He pees on the peepad to check if it's bloody .. but often right beside . about 2-3 pees every 2 hours. it;s a lot but he drinks every hour. Again told by our vet.

he's still not in pain, running around and playing like any puppy. Which make this waiting a lot easier but we hope to have results soon since blood in urine is definitely not normal and he's not a complainer so it might hurt but if it does he definitely shows no sign of it.

thank you again i appreciate it.

angie 4 years ago

My 14 year old male yorkie just started to have little accidents in the house. he peed on the kitchen floor and when he walked away he dripped pink tinged urine on the floor. he doesn't seem to be in any pain, however he is squatting to pee insetead of lifting his leg like normal. I also have a 2 year old male husky who whines and is constantly sniffing my yorkies under belly. any suggestions? i cant get to the vet till tomorrow and even then i really cant afford to have a bunch of test done. :(

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

There is not much you can do at home other than encouraging him to drink more. Before going to the vet try to collect a fresh urine sample less than 4 hours old so your vet can check it out.

Rhonda 4 years ago

Hi there! My 13 year old dog is bleeding pretty bad out of her vagina area she is fixed and has also been having diareah I'm not sure what too do I live in taos nm and they don't let you make payment arrangments they are very cruel down here no help at all they just want the money! Its so close too christmas and I'm already struggling!!! Please help in dire need!!!!!!!!!

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Rhonda, for the diarrhea you can try some home remedies,

but truthfully, I am not comfortable giving home remedies especially to a dog this age, there can be so many things going on, can you ask to borrow some money?

for the bleeding..not much you can do at home, it may be a uti requiring antibiotics,perhaps you can bring a urine sample and have the vet test it? call around some may just test it and give you antibiotics and it may xcost much less than an office visit, best wishes...

Vicky computation 4 years ago

Hi I have taken my dog to the vets cause every time he wees there's loads blood thick clots at times he's been on the antibiotics now for three days and the bleeding hasn't slowed down what should I do next please help me

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Please call your vet, it really should have gotten better by now. Could he have gotten in contact with rat poison? If it is an infection, you may need another type of antibiotic. Are you sure he actually ingested the antibiotic? Some dogs may spit the pills later somewhere. Did the vet run a urinalysis?

Vicky 4 years ago

,I no itcs not poision as I've only got a little garden my husband made sure he's had his antibiotics he's swollen them the vent said after he's took them tabs if still bleeding bring him straight bk after a week , well this morning he's he's peeed and it's blood again with clots I'm so worried I will deffentley get in to ouch with the emergency vets today thank you

Vicky 4 years ago

No I don't think they did my husband said they stuck a finger up his rectum to check he's prostrate what is a urinalysis

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Urinalysis is when you collect a urine sample so the vet can test it. This helps determine the best antibiotic. However if it was an infection it would have gotten better by now. What did the emergency vets say? I hope he gets better soon! Best wishes!

Vicky 4 years ago

They said if he gets worse phone them straight away but if he stays the same make an appointment tomorrow he's stayed the same he doesn't seem to be in pain but he is very quite he's going back to the vets today we have a sample to take in ,I thought the same that the blood would slow down but it hasn't it's not looking good I think it's serious I'll keep u posted how he gets on.thank you

Alicia 4 years ago


Just want to ask why my dog is urinating small little blood clot?

It usually comes today and gone tomorrow.

And it always appear when she's urinating for the second time (she usually urine quite a lot for the first time)

Thank you !

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Alicia, there should be no blood normally in the urine. Get a sample and have it tested.It could be an infection. HOWEVER,if he is an intact male at times, a little itsy bit of blood is considered normal if there is a female in heat nearby. Worth having your vet rule out any problems first and go from there. best wishes!

Rebecca 4 years ago

Never EVER go to Banfield inside Petsmart!!! They will have you paying astronomical amounts of money.....very little experienced. Nice, unfortunately will leave you in debt and brokenhearted!

Lisa 4 years ago

My dog has urinated blood on several occassions. It really is disturbing when you see it! It goes away and occasionally returns for no apparent reason. I just found out yesterday, while looking for dog food recipes that onions are very toxic to dogs and other dog owners stated that there dog peed blood after eating onions in human food. It makes since because the last time my dog peed blood he had eaten some chili I made with lots of onion. I think I finally found the solution now that I think back. The onion causes a type of anemia "hemostylic" something like that. It causes the red blood cells to burst and therefore turn the urine dark. Hope this helps and had never heard of this and want to let as many people know as possible.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for sharing. Hemolytic anemia indeed causes red blood cells to burst and may cause reddish urine, in severe cases you would also see lethargy and trouble breathing. A lot of onions, or few fed over a long course of time could cause these symptoms. However, it is always worth checking with a vet when bloody urine presents because they may be several other causes.

kanchan singh 4 years ago

hi, doctor i have a pug male and he is 1 year old but he has birth with one ball so is that will be problem for him in future.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

I am not a doctor or vet, but can tell you that it sounds like an undescended testicle. This article may be of interest to you:

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Paulart 4 years ago from 2510 Warren Avenue Cheyenne,Wyoming 82001

Useful hub. I love to read this hub.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for stopping by.

Samantha 4 years ago

Hello. My dog has had a few potty accidents today (5 total). When i was cleaning it up i noticed that there was a little bit of blood. I then noticed a couple blood drops on the tile. She is fixed ans 7 years of age. Is she sick or something wrong? or is she fine? My mom refuses to call a vet and ask:( if you could give any advise that would be greatly appriciated. Thank you

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Yes, she needs to see the vet, sounds like a urinary tract infection.

Passinoj 4 years ago


I have a 2yr old neuturted terrier mix. He had a dental cleaning and one extraction 4 days ago. Today I noticed blood in his urine. His pre-op blood work was all normal and he is on amoxicillin and a medicine for urine spasms. I called the clinic and was told this was normal. Is this normal and why? Or should I consult another vet?

Thank you for any feed back

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Did you talk to the vet or receptionist? I wouldn't call this normal, the fact of being hospitalized may have been an aggravating factor due to stress, but normal no. It may be normal however after a neuter surgery, so maybe the receptionist got a bit confused? I would call the vet again and clarify or call another vet. Best wishes

Kim 4 years ago


Is it common for a dog (going to be 2 years old) to pee and poo after 12hours a day? Will they suffer from any illness from this behaviour? Also how can I train them to pee and poo at home?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

At that age pooping after 12 hours is quite normal, but a potty break to pee should be given, 12 hours is a lot for a dog's bladder, even if the dog is not drinking much. Why is your dog going every 12 hours? is he sick? did you just get him? some dogs have trouble adjusting to a new environment. Yes, you can train a dog to go on command:

but what do you mean exactly by train them to going in the home? like indoors?

Kim 4 years ago

He likes to pee and poo outside the house. We can only walk him before and after work which is at around 12 hours interval or even longer sometimes. We got him when he is around 9 month old. He is with us for around 7 month now. We try to toilet train him at home first but failed in using his pee tray then we try outside during walk and he likes it. I am a first time owner too. Please help!

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

12 hours or more is too long, can you have a neighbor stop by and walk him or hire a pet sitter? it is very tough to train a dog to go inside once it likes to go outdoors, and the fact he is keeping it so long is a sign he is very well house broken.

kim 4 years ago

But is it possible to ask the dog to do it at home beside outside? These few days i try to ask him to pee and poo on certain place during our walk but if he don't feel like it he won't pee and poo. Hmm... pamper child of mine. I try to ask him to pee in the toilet but he stare blankly at me wondering what am i doing. Puzzle but i'll keep trying as i feel bad that he's keeping his pee and poo for so long.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

It's difficult if he is used to go outdoors. Take a look at these:

alex leitch 4 years ago

my dog has been urinating blood he is in no pain at all. but the wierdthing is he is urinating then still with his leg cocked standing for 2-5 mins whils blood is dripping. eating fine and drinking water as usual???? ive called vets they say it might be a stone or an anfection as he is in no pain.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

It could be it burns when he urinates and keeps his leg high because he feels like he is not done urinating. Is he intact? if so this may be interesting to read:

eve 4 years ago

my dog is licking over and over his genital, female, she dont drink water,

and i have a male dog and his urine has blood,

what may be the cause? its very hot in here now they dont drink enough water..

Mstxgirl 4 years ago

Hi! My 18mo yorkie just had her 2nd heat cycle.Its been a little over 3weeks. She tied up with my neighbors dog while on a walk with me a couple days ago. Today, I noticed some blood mixed in her pee on the pad, with several drops on and around the pad. Im thinking its just the end of her cycle. She still eats & drinks normally and plays even while on our normal walk.I will be taking her into the vet in a month to see if she is preggers.Her cycle started on march 19th & she mated once on April 10th. Any help would be appreciated. avoid 1 that bill then that would be great. Thanks!

Mstxgirl 4 years ago

And before I am told that I shouldn't have let her tie up, my neighbors dog is a chi & we already talked abt breeding them on her next cycle. It wasn't done purposely this time, but they had their own agenda. LoL

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

There should not be blood at this stage. The blood is there during the proestrus stage, then the estrus stage when the dog allows mating the blood should subside and be replaced by a straw colored fluid. After estrus there should be no vaginal discharge as you describe. Have her see a vet to rule out a urinary tract infection or other health problem. Pyometra is also possible in intact females so this is also a condition you want to rule out.

Jonathan 4 years ago

My dog started bleeding with urine I don't know why? Please somebody help.

jane 4 years ago

Jonathan, you should check as you can get answer from experts on dog health and a supportive community.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Jonathan, this sounds like a urinary tract infection, but may have other causes as listed on the article above. Bring your dog to the vet along with a urine sample.

Jonathan 4 years ago

Take you fur kid to the vet anytime you see blood in their urine!!!

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

blood in dog urine always needs a vet's attention!

worryingguy 4 years ago

my like 12 year ish old choclate lab mix started to pee a lil blood in his urine first few pees looked like it was mixed took him out like 45 min ltr n it looked like urine then a lil blood pee, and the next pee like on same outing coming back by the porch was kinda like that too already called the vet n my dad to borrow money so i can pay the vet what i already owe her hopefully i can owe her again for a few payments please pray that nuttin is wrong other than a simple uti that will be ok again with some meds pray for my sweet lil bubba

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Will keep Bubba in my prayers, hoping for the best!

sharon 4 years ago

They aren't really that happy about it and i'm afronted when asking. but what can I do?I can't help being scent when my dog takes ill .

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Not sure about your question. If you suspect a urinary tract infection, your dog should see a vet for antibiotics. best wishes!

desi 4 years ago

so my pitbull is almost 14 yrs old now.. this morning i found pee in my basement but it also had blood clots in the pee aswell... she was fixed wen we first got her and she has never done this bfor.. she doesn't seem to be in pain but she is peein a lot or at least trying to pee...wat shud i do???

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

See if you can collect a urine sample and take her along to see the vet.

Magda 4 years ago

My 4 months old Maltese shizu had some blood in urine? I don't want something to be wrong with it. Please help me

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Most likely a urinary tract infection but read the article for other possible causes. Have your vet examine a urine sample so this can be addressed. Best wishes!

chrisleeg 4 years ago

How sad...I have come home it is 7.30pm with all vets closed and I have noticed that my dog is passing blood. I have looked on the internet as vets are shut but he will attend one tommorrow. What a pack of spitful bitches with their comments of shouldn't have a dog and bagging people out for asking for advice on line....who the hell do u think u are?? some sort of god or something.?? if all you are on these pages for is to be rude to people seeking advice than i suggest u GET A LIFE.

Vinny 4 years ago

It's almost 3 days. My male dog is sick, bloody urine continuously. Not eating and limp condition. Veterinarians closed, because of the holiday. In my area, inadequate. I am very worried about my dog​​. For help what should I do for him?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

I am worried about your dog, especially since he is not eating and acting sickly. Keep an eye one the gums, as blood loss causes anemia and the gums get pale in such a case. But you really want to see your vet BEFORE this happens, if the blood is continuous as you say, you will have to treat not only for the underlying cause but also for complications on top of that. Most cities have an emergency center that should be open regardless of time or holidays. they should be open 365 days a year 24/7. This is the best approach, best wishes!

Aleks 3 years ago


my female whippet, after a hard effort peeing with blood. IT happened twice now. First time a year ago and now after the pursuit of deer . Now she is 3 years old and perfectly healthy. Is it maybe due to intensive efforts???Should I visit a vet ???

And she has one more problem since she was small she seems to like poop. And sometimes when she is of the leash she finds some poop and eats it. Why dogs eat poop?

Cheers for helping :)

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alexadry 3 years ago from USA Author

Greetings, if she is have a hard time peeing and there is blood, those are both signs of a UTI. You should see a vet for this as there's nothing you can really do at home. She will likely need antibiotics. Here's an article on dog eating stools:

abhishek 3 years ago

my dog has clots in his urine..blood clots..i spend time on the net and eventually realized blood was common but what about clotts

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alexadry 3 years ago from USA Author

Is she a female dog? is she spayed? how old is she? Blood clots may sometimes indicate a more serious urinary tract infection, however, blood in urine can also be caused by critical issues such as blood clotting disorders, ingestion of rat poison and more. Your dog should see the vet for proper diagnosis. Best wishes.

jim 3 years ago

hi my female got D sexed three days ago is it normal to see her urine a red color . thanks jim

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alexadry 3 years ago from USA Author

Jim, please contact your vet about this. No, it's not normal. It's not uncommon for dogs to get a urinary tract infection after being spayed. Best wishes!

phil 2 years ago

Can a fall cause dark urine?

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

Phil, this vet answers causes of dark brown urine:

Lydia 2 years ago

Hi, I just got back from a hike with my neutered terrier mix, and I noticed on the way back he peed but there was blood in it. It wasn't mixed in with the urine, kind of separated. He doesn't seem to be in pain. Could he have injured his kidneys or something?

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

In some cases, red blood cells may break down when the dog exercises strenuously causing red blood in urine. Here's a link by a vet explaining this. This can happen in humans too: But of course, there's no way to know for sure what may be going on without having him see a vet. To play it safe, if it continues, the bleeding increases or your dog develops other symptoms you want to have a urine test sampled to rule out other causes. Best wishes!

Judy 2 years ago

I have a 14 year old larger dog, she has lost weight, not eating a lot and there was a lot of blood when she peed. She has been fixed when a pup, her one eye also seems to be like the second lid is shutting. Is this old age or a more serious condition??

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

They say old age is not a disease. Sounds like she needs some issues addressed by a vet, old age may sometimes be a contributing factor for failing health, but there are often chances old dogs may be affected by conditions that are easily treatable and can help prolong their lives and the overall quality of life. Because your dog is also losing weight and not eating much, you want your vet to rule out any serious medical conditions and if nothing worrisome is found, urinary tract infections can be easily treated. In regards to eye problems, yes, many elderly dogs suffer from some forms, but again we don't know for sure until you see a vet, best wishes!

Rachel 2 years ago

Recently i have been seeing symptoms of my dog retching as if he had something stuck in his throat, he did it quite often during the few days that it started, he heavilly breathe sometimes, a just yesterday started to eat less and less although still drinks causing him to have to pee and when he pees there is drops of vibrant red blood. He spends way much more time outside that usual now just breathing and sticking his nose up to feel the wind. Now i know you'll all be like bring your dog to the vet!! I don't have 100$ to spend on medication and treatments that most of the people here said didn't work. And don't you guys dare say i should give him away to a wealthier family so that i can just pass on my problems to someone else who wont want him thinking he will just die... I LOVE HIM so much and all i want is someone to tell me what he has so that i can then adresse the situation with the proper care that he needs. Today we have the blessing of technology and i'm am using it for help so pleasee.

The one who loces there dog very very very much and wont just give him away or put him in a spca because i don't have the means to pay for useless medication.

sandy 2 years ago

my dog marley is 14 he started with blood when he pee we took him to doctors they gave him pills it stop then started again,then he got an xray that show no stones,from ther he got an ultra sound that show something then they took a sample that show cancer of the bladder.We are suppose to go back and see what they can do we have not done that yet.Marley plays good and is happy and eats its sad to see heim trying to pee but nothing comes out what's gonna happen??? he does pee but tries a lot and nothing just drops of blood so sad he is such a good soldier

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

Has your vet given any options such as chemo? Any holistic vets in your area?

julie123 2 years ago

My dog is about 4 years old and he is peeing blood and its seems to be come out with the pee at first it was a light pink then its just kept getting worse now its about nothing but blood at first I thought maybe it had yo do with an injury about a year or two ago he was run over by a fourwheeler and he was peeing blood then and then it stop. It just CE back about a week ago he is not eating what's so ever he is not drinking and if he does eat or drink its only when he is really hungry or thirsty we give fresh water every day and we even tried mixing in soft food with his hard food he does want to play as much any more which is unusual for him cause he has always been a very hyper dog he seem down like he is and 16 years old fragile dog and he is weak my parents won't take him to the vet and I am really scared for him please give me some advice I don't want to lose him I've had him since he was a puppy PLEASE!!!!

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

I wished there was something you could do, but likely this is something serious that needs vet attention NOW. If money is an issue, look up for Banfield or VCA free vet exams which can save some money on the office visit, but they will charge though for any diagnostic tests and treatments.

Anita 2 years ago

My female Labrador she is 2 years she is Peeing blood with no pain plz help

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

You need to see the vet for this, if it's a UTi, she needs antibiotics. Best wishes.

Kathy Jowett 24 months ago

My 14 week old puppy has had dark brown urine since we got her at 10 weeks. At first, the bloody urine was dark brown and thick. Now it is still brown but has the consistency of regular urine. We have had every test done by a vet and 2 ultrasounds (external and internal). There is no UTI, no stones, no infection, nothing to explain the blood. There are no abnormalities inside the bladder and the kidneys are connected perfectly. She has been on 2 rounds of antibiotics with no success. She is not in pain and shows no signs of being sick. Her gums are very pink. Her blood count is good and her white blood cell count is normal. The blood is in her urine only and not in her stool. She eats and drinks as normal. Any thoughts on what could be causing the blood? The only things found by the vet was a premature right kidney (the left is healthy) and diverticuli on the end of her bladder. Any thoughts on what could be causing the blood?

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alexadry 24 months ago from USA Author

Well, vesicourachal diverticula can cause blood in the urine so that may be a possible explanation if that's what your vet found .

Deesdees2 24 months ago

Got 7 1/2 yr old baby boy. He has had blood in urine for months. No other problems. he has been on antibiotics for 3 months. Vet has done blood tests-normal. xrays -normal, scan showed kidney shape has changed, but nothing else. Got another month of antibiotics, not that they making any diff. They will prob now do biopsy, but really dont want that. Any one got any ideas. Scared stiff of losing him.

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alexadry 24 months ago from USA Author

Sounds like your vet has run a variety of tests, and I imagine already did a urine culture to identify the most appropriate antibiotic and his bladder was checked for stones. I imagine at this point your vet wants to do a biopsy of the prostate to see if that's what is causing problems.I know how frustrating it is to not know what you are dealing with, but in order to stop the bleeding,he/she needs to (or try to) go to the bottom of the problem.

Wayne jordan 22 months ago

I have two female pit bulls and today I was at work n both of them got n the pen together n got n a fight one of my pitbulls are now peeing a dark brown n her urine.. Do I need to b alarmed or what does it mean ?..thanks

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alexadry 22 months ago from USA Author

Wayne, there are several possibilities, a urinary tract infection, bladder stones and dehydration are just a few. However, in some cases, stress and inflammation/breakdown of cells in the muscle, can also cause the urine to appear brown. Good idea to collect a urine sample and get checked out by vet.

marlee 21 months ago

Im an 7yr old female im fixed. i've been bleeding for about 2 yrs now every 6mths tge doc put me in cipro but my owner is getting worried should i go back to the vet??????

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alexadry 21 months ago from USA Author

Hello Marlee, I think it's important to figure out why these recurrent infections are happening just to be safe. Has the urine been cultured after antibiotic treatment to ensure the most appropriate antibiotics are being used? Is the urine tested after finishing the course of antibiotics to ensure the infection is gone? Are the antibiotics given for the whole length of time as prescribed? Was a clotting profile done to ensure there are not any bleeding abnormalities? Has your vet considered doing a cystoscope (scoping of the lower urinary tract) to check for any abnormalities? Were you ever checked for stones? Sometimes this needs done through and abdominal ultrasound. Also, your kidneys may need to be checked to ensure that there aren't any kidney issues as these may not concentrate the urine as well, which predisposes to urinary tract infections and so can diabetes and cushing's disease. Sometimes, dogs with frequent diarrhea may get bacteria up there and some dogs are predisposed to uti's because of their conformation, a poor immune system or improper urine pH,. So, as seen, there are several possibilities. I would see the vet to see if there's anything triggering these episodes and perhaps if things come back inconclusive report to a holistic veterinarian. I hope you feel better.

Hec 20 months ago

My dog Pee is regular, no problem... However when I go away for a few days I go to babysitting for dogs, he Pee all over and he Pee blood.... And I return he Pee normal... Why? He is Pug

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alexadry 20 months ago from USA Author

That is weird... I would get him checked out by a vet

jenn 20 months ago

Hi, I have a nine year old male yorkie who urinated pink today. He is eating fine, acting fine but drinking a lot of water. I am calling the Vet first thing in the am but am wondering if I should take him the emergency vet hospital tonight

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alexadry 20 months ago from USA Author

Sorry, I do not log in as often at times. I hope your dog saw your vet and that he's on his way to a speedy recovery.

Shelby 20 months ago

My 6month old male pit black lad mix is not fix I've spotted blood mixed in with his urine. Idk what to do if it's Common or if it's serious. Last weelse he left him home n when we arribed back we seen he had ate a half of bottle of ibuprofen 200 mg. it was a 100 pill bottle and he ate 50 of em. Could this be a side effect?

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alexadry 20 months ago from USA Author

That is very scary. Ibuprofen is bad for dogs and the amount ingested is worrisome. I would head to the emergency vet now.

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alexadry 20 months ago from USA Author

I can't make out what you are trying to say when it happened? Was it last week he ate the half bottle? or more recently? Regardless, I would play it safe and see the vet.

Shelby 20 months ago

Yea sorry it was last week he ate them. My phone autocorrected week to wessles.

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alexadry 20 months ago from USA Author

I would still see the vet to rule out kidney issues and see what is causing the blood in the urine as this is not normal.

mo 17 months ago

Help guyz!

My 11 yr old male boxer just had what i believe to be a stroke late the nite before last -Thurs. disoriented, walked in circles, kept falling to side. Then got worse next t walk peed a ton of blood and then again Last nite Trying to let him pass at home but am i wrong?

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alexadry 17 months ago from USA Author

This certainly warrants a vet visit, it can be something serious. It could be something curable though like vestibular disease or a UTI. But with tons of blood, it's imperative to see the EMERGENCY vet ASAP.

diane33 17 months ago

I put DMSO on the underside of my dog when i see that her urine is pinkish or darker in color and it seems to help.It comes in a roll-on or liquid and jell and i buy it at the horse supply store. You'll be surprised by how it works, after i roll it on her i make her lay on a white blanket. DMSO let's more oxygen come into the animals system, i only use it at night before she lays down to sleep. Do some research on it, like type in DMSO/urineary problems. I use it on myself also. God Bless!

Michael fabian 9 months ago

IF there is any blood of any kind and you d0m not know EXACTLY what caused it SEE A vet immediately!!Its a sign something is WRONG!!!!!

Lori 7 months ago

If you can't afford to have your "beloved" dog vetted, then please, PLEASE, re-home this dog immediately so it can be cared for properly!!

Mimi 7 months ago

Please be kind

My dog is 8 yrs old & still intact. He's recently started dripping spots of blood randomly. He's had 2 accidents in the last few days which is totally unlike him. All the research I've done suggests enlarged prostate... I bet recently lost everything I own In a flood & I'm broker then broke. I'm scared to death bc I can't afford to take him to the vet. It's bright red blood now & more frequent ... Still just droplets though... Do you have any suggestions ? I've read up on some holistic treatment that include saw palmetto or cleavers...what are your thoughts on those supplements?

I want to help him & I feel awful bc I can't. He's my sanity , my love & my best friend and I can't imagine my life without him. Any advice would be helpful. And please be kind... Trust me if I could afford a vet right now I'd have been there already. I'm so scared.

Tammy 7 months ago

I have a Boston terrier who will be 14 in May and the last couple of days I noticed that he has blood in his pee. ...he doesn't seem to be in pain when he pees... what could it be from ? Thank you.

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alexadry 7 months ago from USA Author

Please see the vet it could be a urinary tract infection, prostate problems or other stuff that needs testing. This doesn't get better on its own.

michel 6 months ago

why dose my shihtzu pee blood after riding in the truck he dont look stressed out he ride everywhere i dont understand its only long rides and we stop pee and drink water ...... any help

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alexadry 6 months ago from USA Author

Is your shihtzu an intact male or is he neutered? How long are the rides. Can you tell if he peeing urine with blood or is there blood on his private area?

Dani 6 months ago

My dog is passing blood in her pee just noticed this morning she also could be pregnant is this normal she is a two year old shar-pei

Booboo0511 6 months ago

My dog is passing blood in her pee just noticed this morning she also could be pregnant is this normal she is a two year old shar-pei

Booboo0511 6 months ago

Update from earlier my two year old shat-pei blood in her pee only noticed this morning but not had none since

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alexadry 6 months ago from USA Author

Blood in pee is not normal, please take your dog to the vet.

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alexadry 6 months ago from USA Author

Blood in a dog's urine is not normal. please have your dog see the vet.

Booboo0511 6 months ago

Yes we been today she as cystitis thank you for your help

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alexadry 6 months ago from USA Author

Thank you for the update, it should clear up nicely with the vet's prescription antibiotics, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Dzrt2ocean 4 months ago

I have a Lhasa Apso who has been peeing blood drops after urinating for a month now... I've taken her to the Vet 2x... Once she was given one antibiotic and then the second time, she was given amoxicillin, but she's STILL peeing blood... So sometimes, when pet owners do come up with the money to take their babies in, they are not diagnosed properly and it can take a little bit to get them to the vet again due to costing so much w/o insurance. I've very worried about my precious puppy and not getting any straight answers or them just guessing at what the dog has is infuriating. :(

Megan 3 months ago

Hey I have an olde English bulldogge get a few weeks shy of being 2yrs old. Last weekend(sat.) my dog ziggy was laying on couch an sat up quickly an started panting an drooling the drool was like water not normal drool so I new there was pain I got nervous felt his abdominal for swelling or bloating an nothing, so brought him out side an he ran to pee he peed like 5x in 15mins. Around the 3 time he urinated we thought we saw red in the urine but only saw out of the corner of our eyes than 4th time he urinated I watched the stream it looked normal but last push like he was emptying his bladder was a bright red blood that looked completely separated from any urine almost like oil an water how they separate if that makes sense. So I was panicked an than he peed a little more an was normal color no blood that I could see. We called ER vet an they were out awhile to get seen an they said we could monitor him an if things seem worse or behaviors change bring him in. So we watched an waited no blood all night or sunday morning but he wouldn't drink or seem to wanna eat anything so made him some bison an bison liver which he did eat happily but still not drinking so wanting to keep him hydrated I knew the hose would make him drink so got him to drink water woo-hoo right. Okay than but he seems to be refusing to urinate or hold it I was getting nervous by Sunday afternoon an saw him pee a tiny amount an even the stream was so tiny in fear of a blockage I was more nervous an brought to er vet they found nothing his levels in bladder were good no infection nothing they checked prostate because I noticed he was walking so off his back legs would look like jello or like he was swinging his knees during his gait an they did an cray an ultra sound an found no blockages or crystals nothing they just saw blood was for sure in his bladder. So Monday called primary an they got me in did same test an did a full panel blood screen an same thing everything came back good an healthy red an white cells/platelets were all good no sign of infection or no sign of immune system in trouble. So to say the least it's nerve racking not knowing an just wanting him to be okay. But found out his jello leg walk/lame was due too extremely bad hips which I knew about just were not that bad before an had surgery on one but had too wait till about 2yrs old for full hip replacement on the other ugh. If anyone has had a dog urinating blood an test all came back good if there is anyone out there that may have found an answer please let me know. He is acting normal now eating drinking but still I worry an don't want him to go undiagnosed if it's something that is rare or just easy to overlook.

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