Tue, Mar 12, 2024

Turtle is refusing to stand or go out which is very unusual
Aswell as she has had blood in her urine for a while

Create an account to access Dr. Fanconi’s answer to this concern.

The vet's response to this question is only available to members of Dr.Tail Create a new account to access +100K cases in Dr.Tail.

  • 24/7 priority consultations
  • Analysis of the cause of the issue
  • Home treatments and care tips
  • Guidelines for vet visits
  • Vet experts matched to your needs
or continue with
Dr. Fanconi

Blood in the urine, known as hematuria, can be caused by urinary tract infections, bladder stones, or more serious conditions such as kidney disease or tumors. Given her reluctance to move, it's possible that she's experiencing pain or discomfort, which could be related to her known hip dysplasia or another musculoskeletal issue. Additionally, systemic illnesses or weakness could also lead to a decrease in activity.

In this situation, it's important to ensure that your dog stays hydrated. Offer fresh water and encourage her to drink. If she's not eating, you can try offering a bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, which may be more appealing and easier on her stomach.

And if she is showing symptoms of a UTI, it means there is a bacterial or viral infection in the pet’s urinary tract.; Trying to urinate frequently, there is some blood in the urine, licking before and after urinating, foul smell from the urine, urinating in an inappropriate place or making a mistake, Pain when urinating. To determine the cause, you must go to the clinic for a blood sample and urinalysis.

Watch for additional symptoms that would warrant immediate attention, such as an inability to urinate, severe lethargy, vomiting, or a distended abdomen. These could be signs of a urinary blockage or other serious complications that require urgent care.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.