Why does my dog have blood in his wee?


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Vet Roberta Baxter offers some advice to a reader who's dog has drops of blood in their wee...

(Q) How long is the menstrual period of dogs? My three-year-old Schnauzer X Maltese has drops of blood in her wee. Is this normal or is it time to visit the vet?

(A) Vet Roberta Baxter says: Blood in/on the urine normally indicates a bladder or kidney problem, and should definitely be checked out by your vet. 

During a season blood is dripped all the time, and may be seen on bedding and flooring; however it is rarely seen in the urine. Blood associated with urine can indicate a urinary infection, or it may be associated with bladder stones or other urinary disease. 

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It would be a good idea to book a prompt appointment with your vet, and take a urine sample with you when you go.