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Dashound with blood in urine

My dashound has blood in her urine, is there anything I can give her to relieve her if she is in pain tonight till I get her to the vet tomorrow. Seems like a urinary tract infection?
Deborah
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  1. Taylor - Blog Administrator VetLocator.com on said:

    Here’s a great article from eHow on making a dog with a urinary tract infection more comfortable:

    How to Make a Dog With a UTI More Comfortable
    By Janette Sturges, eHow Contributor
    updated: November 13, 2009
    As many humans can tell you from personal experience, urinary tract infections can be incredibly painful. That holds true for our canine friends as well. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by bacteria entering the urethra or bladder. Symptoms in your pet can include painful or less frequent urination, blood or crystals in the urine, dehydration (from refusing to drink), and lower back pain. Learn more about UTIs in dogs and how to make your pet more comfortable.

    Difficulty: Moderately Easy
    Instructions

    How to Make Your Dog with a UTI Feel Better
    1
    Monitor symptoms. In order to make your pet feel better, you will need to get a diagnosis and treatment from a vet. Make a list of symptoms, and if your pet is experience blood or pus in their urine, call your vet immediately.
    2
    Seek treatment from a veterinarian. No animal should have to suffer a urinary tract infection regardless of its species. They are easily treated through a simple course of antibiotics, which will relieve burning urination and other symptoms almost immediately. Don’t make your pet suffer, when a quick trip to the vet will fix the problem.
    3
    Offer your pooch a heating pad. If your dog appears to be experiencing back pain, placing a warm heating pad in the pet’s bed (or on your bed or wherever Fido happens to be lying about), will help relieve some discomfort. Look for signs of back pain, like refusing to jump, when your pet normally would.
    4
    Encourage drinking a lot of water. Drinking fluids during treatment will help flush out the urinary tract and clear it of infection. Try taking your pet for a long walk or jog to work up a good thirst.
    5
    Prevent future infections. Walking your dog regularly is important to preventing problems with the canine urinary tract. Some pets become “too housebroken” and will resist the urge to urinate even to the detriment of their own health. Be a responsible pet own and walk your dog frequently to keep Fido from holding it too long.

    Read more: How to Make a Dog With a UTI More Comfortable | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5642936_make-dog-uti-comfortable.html#ixzz114Dk8SJH

  2. My almost 10 year old Bischon has had several bouts of blood in her urine. I have done a lot of research on the subject and now give her 500 mg of ester C. Ester C is not acidic and does not cause crystals in dogs and humans as well. She takes it willingly in a smidgen of peanut butter. If you can’t get 500, buy 1000 and use a pills slicer to slice it in half. My dog has not had any recurrence of stones in well over a year. Do not give Vit. C. That causes crystals.

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