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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?

Answered By
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.


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