Skin
thumbnail
Parent437688
Sat, Feb 10, 2024

He might have a urinary problem too he has patches of hair missing I haven't seen no fleas at all


Create an account to access Dr. Miller’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
vet-thumbnail
ONLINE
Dr. Miller
Veterinarian

Regarding the urinary problem, symptoms such as increased frequency of urination, difficulty urinating, or blood in the urine could suggest a urinary tract infection, bladder stones, or other underlying conditions. Ensure your dog has constant access to fresh water and opportunities to urinate frequently.

For both skin and urinary issues, monitor for the following signs that warrant immediate veterinary attention:

- Severe discomfort, such as constant scratching or licking
- Open sores, significant hair loss, or foul-smelling skin
- Difficulty urinating, crying out while urinating, or not urinating at all
- Blood in the urine or excessively dark or cloudy urine
- Lethargy, loss of appetite, or other changes in behavior

If these symptoms are present or if your dog's condition worsens, a veterinary visit is necessary. A veterinarian can perform diagnostic tests such as skin scrapings, allergy testing, blood work, urinalysis, or imaging to determine the underlying cause and prescribe appropriate treatment.

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