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What to do if you spot blood in your dog’s urine

What to do if you spot blood in your dog’s urine

Seeing blood in your dog’s urine can be very traumatizing. A thousand things probably rush through you head, you’re worried. But don’t panic! The first thing you should do is take your dog to the vet as soon as possible! He or she will be able to give you the best diagnosis and cause.

But, to ease your mind and worries, we want you to know that most of the causes of blood in dog pee are treatable.

How to help a dog who is peeing blood

Call your veterinarian

Like we’ve already said, calling your vet should be the first thing you do (right after you calm down a little bit).

Unfortunately, some causes of hematuria can be quite severe and require immediate treatment, it’s always better to play it safe and reach out to a medical professional as soon as possible.

Gather your pet’s medical history

Before you take your dog to the vet make sure you have all his medical documents. This will help your vet diagnosing your pet. If any bloodwork or other diagnostics have been performed in the past, it should be brought to the visit.

It’s also good to bring your pet’s vaccination history to your appointment along with any other medical records, such as previous diagnostic test results and information on any prescribed medication.

Collect a urine sample if you can

It would be ideal to collect a fresh sample during the appointment, but it’s helpful if you can collect a sample at home in case your dog’s bladder is empty when you bring him/her in.

Let the test results help your vet determine the cause

Let your vet perform a complete physical exam to determine the exact cause. Like we’ve mentioned, hematuria can result from a number of causes including irritation, inflammation, and infection, amongst others.