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Q. My male dog is having a hard time urinating he will lift leg long time but nothing coming out. What can we do?

A. If your dog has had a sudden change in urinary habits such as attempting to go more frequently, attempting to go without success, or signs of pain and distress, it is best to bring him into your vet for care. Male dogs that are older may experience blockages due to an enlarged prostate which can cut off the pathway through the urinary tract partially. Urinary obstruction and infection from crystals or other debris in the urine may also make dogs want to attempt to urinate more frequently without success.

if you are able to get a urine sample, it is best to bring it in during your appointment to have it checked. If your dog is unable to produce any urine for more than a day, or appears in distress, it may be a medical emergency and should be looked at by your vet or ER clinic as soon as possible.

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS



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