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03 Apr 2007

medical problem with weimeraner
I have a male dog (weimeraner). We discovered a bloody discharge from his penis 2 weeks ago. We took him to the vet immediately, who examined him, but told us that they need a urine sample to do further tests. They did the urine test, and found some blood in the urine. Thereafter they prescribed a broad spectrum anti-biotic which he finished two days ago. He had the same discharge yesterday afternoon. I phoned the vet to discuss. They told me that it could be bladder infection or problems with the prostate or kidneys. He is 6 years old and never mated. Sometimes the discharge is white and not bloody. What can it be? and is there something we can do.
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

If he is not neutered it can be that his prostate is inflamed. A rectal examination can give a good idea if the prostate is enlarged or not and if it is causing discomfort. Other causes will be bladder and then kidney. You can request a referral to a centre where ultrasonography of the bladder and prostate can be undertaken. Whatever the cause is antibiotic therapy will probably be prolonged 3-6 weeks. Tumours will need to be ruled out as well.
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