Dog Urine Problems Reader Question: My dog is always having to go to the bathroom like every 30 minutes. Recently there's a little bit of blood in dog urine.
What does this all mean??? She's beginning to have accidents in the house and doesn't really want to eat like she normally does. She shows signs of being hungry, but when i give her something to eat, she will only take a bite or two and then walk away and then she just lays in her bed all sad.
I take her out to play and she seems fine. She normally sleeps with me on my bed, but now she just wants to stay in the living room.
When she has to go to the bathroom I take her out and she hardly does anything . Is it just an infection??? I need some answers for my little baby. I worry for her health and my parents don't think its that big of a deal and that she'll be fine in a couple of days bout i doubt it. Can you please help???
Dog Urine Problems Dog Health Guide Editor Response
Thanks for your question and sorry to hear about the dog urine problem.
Diagnosing this problem is not as simple as it seems. This condition has been developing for quite sometime. You might not have noticed it, but a dog urinating every 30 minutes is never a normal behavior. Now, with blood passed in the urine, this indicates that your dog has a condition that is turning into a clinical form.
Signs of anorexia (loss of appetite), lethargy and fatigue represent more complications, and are probably related to the endocrine system.
Additional information is needed in order to completely understand your dog's condition. For example, are
there other signs such as, has your dog’s belly become protruded in recent months, hyper pigmentation (dark dog skin spots) of the skin, dog urine appearance (clear, cloudy, viscosity etc), weight loss and overall changes in behavior and body condition.
These symptoms are related to a dog endocrine disturbance in the body; most probably your dog is having some type of problem with the production and functioning of hormones and enzymes.
It’s better to consult a veterinarian for a detailed clinical examination and urinalysis (dog urine test). Some other tests might be needed for confirmation; you should go for a definite diagnosis, followed by specific treatment. Note that symptoms of anorexia can lead to severe weakness and dehydration, therefore, this should be addressed by your vet.
While your dog is being diagnosed for the exact problem, you should offer your dog a quality prescription diet suggested by the veterinarian. It should contain low amounts of protein and minerals along with extra energy content.
Also, offer your dog a lot of clean and hygienic drinking water. Additionally, you can try some natural preparations, which can help to reduce urinary symptoms and which will support the functioning of the endocrine glands in the body, especially the adrenal glands. Products to consider include Adrenal Super Boost and for more energy, Energy Tonic.
In terms of the urinary tract, UTI Free is a natural remedy that could help strengthen the urinary system and help to prevent future infections or problems.
Remedies are not a replacement for a specific treatment recommended by your veterinarian, as they only provide added support, such as lessening the impact of symptoms. We urge you to take your dog to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and specific treatment plan.
Please keep us up to date on your dog's condition.