If you see blood in your urine, you know you should see a doctor. If your dog has the same problem, you need to see your veterinarian. So, we spent another Sunday afternoon at the emergency vet. But this time it was for Windy.
Windy had to go out four times Saturday night, so I knew something wasn’t right. Sunday morning I let her go on the piddle pad. There it was – bright blood. We were appalled.
If you have had a bladder infection, you know how painful it is. For a dog it is the same situation. I can’t stand the thought of one of my furkids in pain. We were at the ER vet before noon.
Windy, who had trouble keeping her mouth shut, managed to charm people in the waiting room and the vet technicians. Windy is a beautiful dog, and she knows it.
After a urinalysis that needed a needle and an ultrasound, my diagnosis was confirmed. Windy received some subcutaneous fluids; we received an antibiotic and pain medication to start as soon as we got her home.
Windy spent the rest of the day and night pleasantly stoned. I see no blood in her urine today. However, the morning and evening pill regimes are longer. Hope and Windy’s medications are lined up on a kitchen counter with the assorted delivery systems: peanut butter, Pill Pockets and soft treats. This pharmacy will not be closing any time soon.