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Pissing blood!

Postby STait » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:48 pm

This is my 7 month old pointer Copper pointing a bird between us.

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After he flushed and chased the bird 500 yards he started hunting 600 yards to the front. I walked over the hill and there was an antelope buck between us. If he'd been wearing an E-collar I could have taught him a good lesson, but unfortunately he started after the buck full tilt, and out of sight and off the Garmin he went. Found him about an hour later about 2 miles away as he seemed to be making his way back. But, he was hammered! He was already sore and thirsty, so I picked him up, gave him some water and headed home. When I let him out to be kenneled he looked like he was limping on all four legs;-) Anyway, he drank a bunch of water and went to bed. I just got him out two hours later and he is very sore and walked over and pissed a bunch with a fair amount of blood in his urine. The prey drive in this line of pointers is over the top and he really overextended himself. I hate to see a young dog do this. Hope he's okay in the morning!!! I really like him!

Any advice on making his life easier??

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Re: Pissing blood!

Postby STait » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:10 am

He looks like a new man this morning although not 100%. No more blood.
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Re: Pissing blood!

Postby Dakotazeb » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:55 am

Was it for sure blood? Bright red? Or was more of a rusty, darker color? I had this happen to my Brittany a few winters ago. Had her out in some deep snow where she really had to exert herself. After I got I home I noticed what appeared to be blood in the urine. Got a sample and went to the vet. No blood. Apparently when a dog has a very strenuous exercise there is a break down (destruction) in the muscles. This is called Myoglobinuria. The myoglobin is released from the muscles and is then passed out of the body through the urine. I would never have seen it if we hadn't had snow on the ground. It is something to watch in the dog as it can become a problem. I've never seen it again in my Brittany. Google "Myoglobinuria in Dogs" on the web and read about it. My guess is this is what happened to your dog.
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Postby STait » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:40 pm

Actually it was dark so I couldn't tell the exact color! What you are talking about makes more sense though. Thanks, I appreciate the information! I will google it and learn more about it!

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Postby STait » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:23 pm

After reading quite a bit about the Myoglobinuria, I'm sure that's what it was. I know this dog and he is a BEAST. He is definitely NOT in good enough shape to run at full speed for several miles, which I know he had to chase for at least 2-3 miles for him to be where I found him, maybe much further. I doubt I'll see it again as he is only 7 months old and getting stronger all the time. He only had it show up half way through his urination last night and not at all today. He's also about 90% back to his lively self. I will give him a few days off just to be sure.

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Re: Pissing blood!

Postby gusto » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:02 pm

Nice looking dog!
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Re: Pissing blood!

Postby STait » Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:51 pm

gusto wrote:Nice looking dog!


Thank you Sir!
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