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Straining to urinate.

Species: Dog
Breed: cocker mix
Age: 6-12 months
bella acts like she has to urinate all the time. when she squats very little comes out.she does this alot.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

This is definitely not normal and indicates that Bella needs to see a veterinarian. She may have a bladder infection or possibly bladder stones.

It's even possible that she has a stone completely blocking her urethra which can be a life threatening emergency. This is more common in male dogs but can happen in females as well.

There really is no at home treatment for any of the problems I mentioned.

I hope she does ok!

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