It's been a long time since I have posted. Rex will be turning 5 in January! He has been a great dog and always full of energy. He earned his Champions title in the show ring last year
Now for the health issue. Rex is an intact male. Recently about 1-2 months ago he had a bout of blood in urine. His urine was dark in the morning and his second pee looked like almost entirely blood. Red in colour. He didnt show any signs of discomfort and was acting his usual self. His pee later in the evening was perfectly fine and since being put on antibiotics (cephalexin i think) he had no issues. He wasn't straining and had a strong stream. He had some side effects from the antibiotcs but was fine after he was done. No issues with blood again until a few days ago.
Again he was taken to the vet and put on antibiotics. This time a 12 day course of Baytril. (he is currently on day 4 of meds) Vet checked his prostate to see if it was enlarged but said it might be slightly enlarged but nothing too concerning. At this point we still dont know if its crystals or a prostate issue.
He shows no sign of pain (that he expresses). has no trouble holding his pee overnight and throughout the day so we ruled out UTI. The vet also checked for pH levels of urine and it was perfectly normal. A second test of crystals was also done and came back negative. Vet said its possible he can still have crystals but it just doenst come back from the urine analysis.
This is his second bout of blood in urine and after being on Baytril for 2 days the blood is gone. Usually when it happens, there is 2-3 days of blood and he is good. But he also is on antibiotics at the same time.
At this point, we dont know whats causing the blood. The next step after this course of antibiotics is to either do an xray or ultrasound.
My guess is prostate but dont know for sure. Anyone have similar stories to this? If it comes down to it, we will neuter him if it is in fact a prostate problem. But just want to confirm this first.
Any advice/tips or stories similar to this would be very helpful.