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Any pet owner in here? Urgent

I was wondering if anyone has dogs. I know that this has nothing to do with children, but don't we all treat our dogs/cats like children at times?

My question concerns a 81/2 month old female chiweenee. The only potty training issue that we have with her is she pees when scolded or scared. We adopted her and she was probably abused in last home. I noticed tonight that after I scolded her that there was pee with redish pink blood in it in little drops on the floor. So I did a test. I put out a pee pad and scolded her enough to get her to pee and sure enough there is blood in her urine. I don't think this is normal. If anyone has any thought I would greatly appreciate it. This was kind of a gift for our 4yr. old son's birthday in Sept. So we haven't had her very long.
Thanks, Brandy
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127124 tn?1326735435
She needs to see a vet. She could have an infection or stones.
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Hi Brandy, is it possible that your dog is in heat??  If not that then maybe she has a bladder infection.  You should probably call your vet and see what they have to say.  We just adopted a dog yesterday.  She is 6 months and we have 30 days to get her fixed.  We will be doing that soon as they told us yesterday that most dogs go into heat between 6 and 12 months.  HOpe this helps.  Kasie
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They told we needed to have her fixed by Dec. The bad thing is I don't have the money for vet bills right now, my children our on CHIP and not on my husbands insurance because we can't afford to have that much removed from his check. Thanks for you thoughts Brandy
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If its simply her heat, she will have blood on her vulva.  Not just in her urine.  Look closely at her hindparts.

If you are not sure, she has to go in.  Treating pets who may be ill is not optional.
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If she has blood in her urine, she has a medical problem that MUST be treated.  It's likely a urinary tract infection that can be easily and cheaply treated with antibiotics.  If you truly cannot afford medical care for this pup, then you shouldn't have adopted her.  Adopting a pet is no different from adopting a child - you are responsible for every aspect of the animal's well-being.

As for the peeing when you scold, that tells me your dog has a scared, insecure personality.  That's not unusual in a rescue dog.  When a dog urinates while being scolded, that means the dog is showing you she is being submissive.  Translation: "I know you're the top dog!  Don't hurt me!"  The more upset you get, the more she'll pee.

At her age, she should be easily housetrained by now, and it may be the urinary tract infection that is causing a lot of the urinating problems.  It's just as painful a condition in dogs as it is in humans, so again - it must be treated.

It takes a bit of time and a lot of dedication to help an insecure dog gain confidence.  If you adopted this pup from the Humane Society or SPCA, ask them about low-cost training classes.  You and everyone in your family (including children) need to learn how to be effective pack leaders without literally scaring the pee out of her.  :-)

These organizations can also be of help in finding low cost veterinary care.  Start making calls tomorrow and call several clinics in your area for pricing.  Some clinics will set up payment plans, so keep on calling until you find one that does.

If your financial situation is that tenuous, you seriously need to consider finding this dog a new home or returning her to the organization she came from.  I hate to see her passed from home to home like this, but providing medical care is a not option.
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