Hi TerrificPets community. As my first post, I come to you asking for advice and help regarding my 12 year old shetland collie, Spice.
About a month ago we started noticing drops of blood in her urine so I brought her to the vet as soon as possible. They did blood tests and prescribed her urinary infection medication. After the first treatment was done, we did another blood test and they said that one of the values was still a bit unbalanced (forgot which one) and they recommended giving her another batch, so I did.
After the final treatment was over, I didn't notice any blood anymore, until the next week. Usually, the blood in the urine is only present at the end of her first urine (a few drops) or only the second time she'll try to urinate on a long walk.
Also, around January 2010 I got her operated for Pyometra. She had been never operated when she was younger so she got an infection. Unfortunately, it was something my parents had overlooked when they got her and since I was 11 years old I didn't really think about that stuff. The only reason I'm mentioning this is because I'm trying to give out the most information as to why she might have blood in her urine, and if maybe it might be linked to the fact that she got operated.
tl;dr - blood in dog urine - bring to vet, exam + blood test, vet gives medication - after first treatment, re-exam + blood test, vet recommends 2nd dosage - bleeds 1 week after 2nd treatment is done - bring up the fact that she got operated for Pyometra in January 2010
So that's pretty much my story, I've researched a lot on the Internet and I'm aware of a few additional symptoms, bladder stones, kidney stones etc... but I guess I'm just trying to get as much as information and if any of you had a similar experience I'd be glad to hear from you. That goes for any other advice as well!
Thanks a lot, I appreciate your help and support!
edit: I'd also like to add that her behavior is unchanged. She has a great appetite, she drinks water as usual, shes playful and loves going for walks, all that good stuff!
***Edited By: theshadow on 4/10/2011 5:45:35 PM*** Reason: Adding info
If you are still seeing blood after 2 rounds of medications I would have an xray done to check for bladder stones. If there aren't any stones then I would have an abdominal ultrasound done to rule out kidney issues or bladder cancer.
It would help to know what remained abnormal on her blood tests.
This issue is most likely not due to the pyo surgery, especially since it was over a year ago.
Just to give an update. I got an ultrasound done and they found 2 tumours in her bladder. They suggested getting her operated to remove the 2 masses and said that how they were placed seemed to ideal for removal. One is 1cm in diameter and the other is 2 cm.
Right now I'm giving her 0.15 ML of Metacam once a day until the operation. It's scheduled for Tuesday June 7th.
My Shih Tzu had blood in her urine and an ultrasound showed she had 2 little stones in her bladder. She was given a special prescribed CD canned dog food to eat for a while and then after a repeat ultrasound, they were gone. She then took an SD dog food, prescribed, to keep the stones away. They never returned.