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Features September 2014 Issue

Solving a Urethral Obstruction Requires Quick Action

A dog with a urethral obstruction may strain to urinate or not be able to urinate at all.

Solving a Urethral Obstruction Requires Quick Action

Know the signs to look for.

You notice that within the last day or two your dog is unable to urinate, or his urine stream is very weak. Or he makes frequent attempts to urinate and perhaps strains while doing so, or you can see blood in his urine. Get him to the vetís office ó now. If a dog (or person) canít urinate, toxins normally filtered from the body in the urine build up in the bloodstream, and heÖ

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