Q. My male Rottweiler, has diabetes, and has lost his eyesite. He has blood and clots in his urine. Do you have an idea on what's wrong with him?
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. That could be due to a urinary tract infection (UTI). Diabetic patients are predisposed to have UTI infection. There are possibly other causes but I would strongly suspect UTI first.
Other possible common causes are: urinary stones/crystals, urinary bladder idiopathic sterile inflammation, urinary bladder tumors. Prostatic problems could as well lead to hematuria (blood in urine).
Take him to your veterinarian for a check up, and, if you can, bring a urine sample with you.