jess

by LINDA
(U.K)

my three year old jack russell bitch pee is a rusty colour ????

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May 01, 2012
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URINARY TRACT PROBLEMS
by: JAC

The color of your dogs urine can be caused by several things. i.e., bladder infection, kidney infection, kidney and bladder stones, liver damage, certain foods.
Please take your dog to the vet first thing in the morning. If you have to work, you can drop your dog off at the vets and pick him or her up after work.
It is extremely important that your dog continues to urinate. Bladder stones can cause a blockage where the bladder empties out thru the urethra and out of the body. The stone can cause a flap that blocks this opening and urine can back up and cause kidney damage and bladder rupture. Some stones have very sharp edges, others are smooth. They do damage none the less.
Hopefully this is just a bladder infection caused by one of many different types of bacteria and can be simply treated with antibiotics. Usually when a urine is darker in color, rusty to brown it can be caused by bleeding higher up in the kidneys. Bright red blood or pink urine usually is caused from urine coming directly from bladder irritation from an infection or stone as it has not been in the bladder long and the red blood cells have not had a chance to break down yet and turn the urine brown.
Bile in the urine caused by liver issues can cause brown or bile colored urine causing a distinct bile colored foam if the urine is shaken in a container.
Red blood cells breaking down in the kidneys, not the bladder will cause brown or red-brown urine.
A urine in a person or dog can be yellow in color and still be infected. White blood cells are a sign of infection, but often do not cause a color change, but cloudiness is likely. Cloudiness itself is not a problem, it just depends what's causing it.
The important thing here is please do not waste any time getting your dog to the vet. If your dog is passing bright red blood or cannot actually pass urine or is dribbling urine a few drops at a time this is an emergency and you should take the dog to a veterinarian emergency clinic immediately.
Good luck with your pup and hopefully this can be cleared up with a simple prescription for antibiotics.
Please let us know how you and your make out.

Apr 30, 2012
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Jess
by: Deborah

I really do not think that is normal at all I would call you vet ASAP.Something it wrong and please let me know what your vet has to say?Here is my email address debwhite4@verizon.net
Please let me know?

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