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1. Frequent Urination or Straining
2. Blood in Urine
5. Abdominal Pain
1. See a vet when possible.
2. Usually you can wait and not take your dog to the emergency, however, if signs are severe, call the Emergency Vet.
Straining: Animal can develop urinary blockage and infections similar to people. Often times straining to urinate can be confused with constipation. All male dogs with difficulty passing urine must be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
Lower Urinary Tract Problems and Infections in Dogs : There are many problems that can affect a dog’s lower urinary system. Incontinence, bladder stones or crystals in the urine, bacterial infections, cancer, trauma or even obstruction of the urethra, the tube that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside of the body, can occur.