Avatar universal

Blood in uring after spay

My dog (cavalier king Charles spaniel female 1 year and half) was spayed exactly one week ago. Soon after the spaying we noticed a lot of fresh blood in her urine. So we went back to the veterinarian who said it is probably a UTI and prescribed antibiotics. The next day the urine was clear. We felt relieved and thought everything is fine. Than the next day she had fresh blood in her urine again, a lot of blood. It looked like it was pure blood. So we went back and this time they said they did not know what it was and recommended we take her to a clinic to get more tests. She got her blood tested and she does not have problems with her platelets. They said that with the antibiotics, we can't test if it is a UTI anymore because the bacteria would not appear in the urine and also they said that it would be probably useless to do an ultrasound. They advised to keep giving the antibiotics and wait for a week see if it goes away. The following days there was still blood in her urine, sometimes a lot, sometimes less, yesterday her urine was clear and we hoped it was over but today it looks like pure blood again. She sleeps a lot but otherwise seems responsive, and gets very energetic when I take her out to pee. We have an appointment with a veterinarian who is also a surgeon for dogs in 3 days. I am very worried. Does anyone knows what could be wrong based on what I described?
2 Responses
675347 tn?1365460645
Obviously, the 'blood in her urine' may not be coming from her bladder, and instead be coming from her vagina, as both the bladder and uterus empty into the vagina. It sounds to me like post-surgical bleeding. A little loss of blood is probably normal, but not so a LOT of blood.
Keep a very close eye on this bleeding, while you are waiting for the appointment in 3 days. If it does not stop/gets worse/other coloured discharge happens/or if there is an unpleasant smell...get her to a vet a.s.a.p.
3 days might be okay to wait if nothing worse happens, or if the bleeding slows down.
675347 tn?1365460645
P.S. don't stop giving her the antibiotic in the meantime. If there IS any post-surgical infection, it might just help to keep some control on it until your appointment.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Dogs Community

Top Dogs Answerers
675347 tn?1365460645
United Kingdom
974371 tn?1424653129
Central Valley, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Members of our Pet Communities share their Halloween pet photos.
Like to travel but hate to leave your pooch at home? Dr. Carol Osborne talks tips on how (and where!) to take a trip with your pampered pet
Ooh and aah your way through these too-cute photos of MedHelp members' best friends
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.