Jake is a 12 year old male lab mix who is experiencing need for urination…

Jake is a 12 year old male lab mix who is experiencing need for urination every 20 to 30 minutes. Our vet took a culture which came back negative for infection, however there was blood in his urine. He has been on two separate antibiotics for over a week with no improvement. Our vet has no answers and we are desperate. Any ideas?

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Krista Magnifico
6 years ago

Hello Trish, I would ask a few questions, like is Jake neutered? when was he neutered? I would do an x-ray and a rectal exam to check for any signs of prostate disease. An ultrasound is also a good idea to look for abnormalities in the bladder, around the bladder, etc.. A culture can come back negative if your pet has been on antibiotics within 7 days of the culture. It may even be necessary to do another culture. Also check for any other reasons you might have bleeding,,usually a full blood work, and maybe even a tick titer check..(I… Read more »

6 years ago

I’m sorry Jake isn’t feeling well. Has your vet thought about checking Jake’s prostrate for inflammation or infection? Diabetes, Cushings, or kidney disease may also be possibilities. Of course, I’m NOT a vet, but these are possibilities you may want to explore at your next appointment.
Hugs for you and sweet Jake. Hope all is better soon.