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    Question I am not sure if my dog has bladder infection, help needed

    Ever since yesterday, my dog has been acting differently. I suspect she has a bladder infection or she has a false heat, but I can not be sure. I made an appointment with a vet but the appointment is on next Monday. I think it is a good idea to post my question here to get some ideas so I don't go crazy guessing what she has.

    She is a 7 years old shih tzu and she is spayed. But few days ago, she started to pee everywhere. First pee is always a large pot, but after that, only few drops come out, sometimes nothing. There is trace of blood in her urine. I suspect that she has bladder infection, but she doesn't seem that she is in pain. She is very active, plays with my other dogs, and do all her usual tricks when I give her food and treats, and she also runs around in the house with me. She eats and drinks normally. I also press her belly to see if she is in pain but she didn't show any sign of discomfort. It is because she is not in pain and my male dog is very interested in her suddenly, I also suspect that she could have the false heat. Yes, she is spayed but maybe a piece of uterus tissue was left inside? I have heard of things like that.

    So, this is my situation. I couldn't decide what it is and it is driving me crazy. I thought maybe it is a good idea to ask around. please do post your thought. Thanks
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    Re: I am not sure if my dog has bladder infection, help needed

    Hmm. To be honest, if it were me, I'd call my vet again and see if I could get in sooner. If it IS a bladder infection, she doesn't have to show discomfort to BE in discomfort. Dogs are pretty dang good at hiding pain. At the vet I worked at, possible UTI's were treated as an URGENT appt (not an emergency) and we would find a space within 24 hours to see the dog, simply because it is not fair to let the dog go through the pain.
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    Re: I am not sure if my dog has bladder infection, help needed

    Why are you having to wait for a vet visit for something like this? UTI's can make them very very ill not to mention the pain they feel. I would change vets if they cannot fit you in. I have called our vet and got in within the hour when needed, NEVER have been made to wait, never.

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    Re: I am not sure if my dog has bladder infection, help needed

    She has th classic symptoms of a UTI. I've had quite a few UTI's and let me tell you they are PAINFUL. Not so much that you're bending over throbing in pain, but more of a discomfort and burning sensation when you pee. I would call your vet back and see if they can get you in any sooner. Otherwise ask them if there are any other vets in the area that they can recommend, usually that gets them to change their tune and get you in sooner. And on the off chance that it doesn't work it's always good to know where a second vet office is so you have a back up place to go just in case.

    The blood cloud be caused from her trying to relive herself so much or it could be caused by stones. Often times UTI's give off a scent that attracts male dogs to them.

    If your girl had her ovaries removed when she was spayed then there's no way for her to go into heat and she cannot have a false pregnancy. However if they left any uterine tissue then there is still a remote possibility that they cloud get a pyometria, but it's rare for that to ever happen.

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    Re: I am not sure if my dog has bladder infection, help needed

    I will try to call other hospitals tomorrow to have my dog checked as soon as possible.

    New development on her condition: yesterday, she unrated with blood, but today her urine has been clear, no blood at all. And everyone so far tole me that UTI is painful, but my dog is not show any sign of discomfort. So, maybe it is not UTI?

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