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03 Feb 2004

German Urinating Blood

I really hope you can give me advice. I have a 7 year old GS that has been urination blood occationally over the past 4 weeks. Sometimes it is bright red and other times diluted. He does not seem to be in any pain or suffering discomfort at any time, urinating or not.

My next step will be to take him to the vet.

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01 Jan 0001

The most common reason for this, will be a benign glandular change of the prostate gland (called benign prostatic hyperplasia), if the dog is not neutered. If confirmed, it is best treated by castration, although hormone treatments as well as certain human treatments may also be successful. Diagnosis can be confirmed by ultrasound examination of the prostate gland and taking needle samples from the prostate gland. Blood in the urine can also be caused by infection in the bladder, bladder stones, and tumours of the bladder. To differentiate all these different conditions, investigations will need to be performed. Luckily, benign conditions and infections by far outnumber the "bad" conditions.

Go see your vet for specific diagnosis and treatment. Good luck!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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