My dog is 10 years old. He has trouble urinating and has begun to dribble everywhere
Asked Feb 9, 2012, 04:44 PM
He was nutered as a puppy. He has trouble passing (crapping) and stands in a bowed position for a long time: I assume trying to urinate or deficate. For the last two days he is reluctant to eat.
He does have a bulge on the left side just past his rib cage.
We went to a local vet who x-rayed him and said that he could see nothing definite.
He is a mix of lab/border collie and his weight is approx. 70 lb.
Sometimes when he urinates (dribbles) there is blood in the urine.
The blood in the urine... is it bright red? Or brownish? Bright red would indicate infection of something... possibly kidneys or UTI .. brown blood indicates dead blood cells.
If you live in a rural area, I would suggest to make a visit to a city vet. Althought I put more faith into "country" vets than city vets... I just have a feeling that your country vets arent doing your dog any good.
Lg animal vets dont have xray machines that can go low enough to xray a dog. You need to go to a vet with the right equipment to help your dog.
Arching of the back to go potty sounds like your dog is in pain. Does he pass full stools? Or just parts of stool? Is it solid? Soft? Runny? Is it painful to feel around on his abdomen? Does he feel solid? Or squishy?
Please stop settling for antibiotics.. You've said twice now that the antibiotics havent changed anything. Demand more! I would... I'd also go a different vet.
I have personally inspected Bubba. there is unnatural enlargement just behind the rib cage on his left side. It is does not feel solid - it is soft and I have wondered if it is some sort of growth, but our country large animal vet is non-commital. His x-ray did not show anything. I looked at the x-ray and could easily see spaces in the intestions (which I and the vet think is gas between solids).
His stool is semi-solid and appears to be hard to pass for him.
He has always like to sleep on his back, but recently that seems to be more comfort to him than usual.
Sometimes when he lays on his stomach he groans.
We have been to our local country vet (several times). Have been to a city vet several times. All they have done is scratch their heads, give some antibiotics and say watch him!!! Have not found a vet locally who has cat scan equipment or other eq. besides different size x-rays!!!
I'm going to assume you are from texas based on your name. You may need to make a trip to Texas A&M and speak with the Veterinay team. College vet clinics take on, and have th resources, to investigate and possibly cure or at least give an answer to the strange diseases normal vets can't figure out.
Why did I get a reddie? Because you didnt like my answer? You continue to come back saying that no one is helping your dog. Personally, if this were my dog, I'd either get the help needed, which if it ment a trip to the specialty referral center, I'd do it.
I'm sick of sugar coating things for people on this website. Take your animal to the vet. Would you just shrug off your own health if you were in pain every time you had to go to the bathroom? Or if you leaked urine that was sometimes red? I doubt it. You shouldnt deny your pet medical attention.. and if you cannot afford it, either surrender the dog to a rescue/shelter that can.. or be the one to comfort your dog as he is being put to sleep.
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