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Blood in urine after neuter.

Species: Dog
Breed: Black lab
Age: 3-6 months
My dog was neutered 2 days ago. When he pees now there is small traces of blood in the urine. Should I be concerned?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It is not normal to have blood in the urine after neutering. There is a possibility that this could be nothing to worry about, but just in case, I would recommend having your vet take a look.

It's possible that he has a urinary tract infection. The area of the dog that is incised into during a neuter surgery is very close to the urethra. It is possible that the urethra was nicked. This is very uncommon though.

If the dog is urinating well and not straining and it is just a small amount of blood you may be ok to wait a day or two before deciding whether to take him in. But if there is any straining, a lot of blood, or if it persists then a checkup is a good idea!

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