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  • My dog has had blood in her urine on-and-off for a few months, though she's been spayed for seven years. The antibiotics and steroids prescribed by our vet did seem to make her better for a while, but now the bloody urine has come back! As mysteriously as it comes, clears up on its own a few days later, until she has another episode. What could be her problem and prognosis?

    Recurrent bloody urine can have a few different causes. These can include a recurrent urinary tract infection, bladder stones, an abnormality with the bladder wall, or other urinary tract disease. Most of these diseases can be controlled or cured with the appropriate treatment. It may take specialized testing to diagnose the underlying issue.

    I recommend that you work with your veterinarian. They can recommend the appropriate testing and treatment for her. In some cases your veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary specialist who can perform more specific testing for her. Good luck!


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