I recently posted about my Boston Terrier who just delivered a litter of pups on 11/16/2008. She has started having some bald spots on her side. Well, now the past 2 days I have noticed that there are small strings of blood in her urine. Any idea what this could be caused from? She is very lively and seems to be eating and drinking ok. I don't think she's starting to cycle again since she delivered less than 8 weeks ago. Any suggestions? Thanks for all input.
the bald spots could be from her blowing her coat. It is normal. she may just be a bit ecessive, but I have seen it. As far as the blood, I would have her checked by the vet. It could be nothing, and just from delivery, but I would worry due to the fact that she delivered a while ago. My bitch had some blood only for a couple weeks after delivery. It could be nothing, it could be something major. A vet check is ALWAYS a good idea.
So Maddie went to the vet today and she has a uterine infection. Her white count was elevated. Somehow the cervix did not close completely after she delivered her pups and the blood from her uterus was draining. He said eventually it would have inverted and came out thru her vagina. She was given some antibiotics and some more to bring home for the next 7 days. I also found out that doggies cannot undergo procedures such as D&C to correct these types of problems and if it is not caught early enough, the uterus has to be removed. Thanks for the input and she goes back in a week for a check up!