Q. 7 yr lab female blood in urine excess drinking some coughing my vet gone till Mon. Is this emergency or can it wait till next week?
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. I definitely would not wait. There are several concerning symptoms going on - blood in urine, coughing, excess drinking - and 4 days from now whatever is going on could be much worse. I would seek emergency care. An exam is the first thing that should be done, then blood work and a urinalysis to try to determine the reason for the excessive drinking and the blood in the urine. She made need chest x-rays as well depending on how her lungs sound when examined with the stethoscope.