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Hello, our gorgeous boy is 8 & the last week or so we've noticed he's been licking the carpet & washing himself frequently. Now we've noticed that he's dripping blood from his penis & there is blood in his urine. Not a stream of it but almost like a blob of blood in the urine but it's dripping when he's in the house. We've called vets who have put him on meds (anti-inflammatory & pain relief) in case it's prostate which we're really hoping it's not as castration is the next step but they can't even see him at the moment due to COVID-19. Has anyone else had this with their dogs & is the wait ok or should we push for a scan now? Not sure it's classed as emergency in these times. He'd only had his annual check up 2 weeks ago but they said couldn't feel enlarged prostate but it's quite hard to in the larger the dog but they did say watch his stools as they get more compact if the prostate is enlarged. He's perfectly fine in himself - running around like a puppy. Thanks for any advice - little bit worried, more so due to the restrictions to see the vets at the moment x
 

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With an enlarged prostate it's often seen as frequent passing of small quantities of urine. But enlarged prostates are often caused by a tumour, and again the signs are dependent on exactly where the tumour lays. different places can give different symptoms. It could be something simple like a cyst, it could be cystinuria, which is cystine crystals which form in the urine. It's not common in Labradors, but not unheard of. It's normally managed by diet. (There is a DNA test for this.) But almost anything will need a vet to diagnose, so all you can do at this stage is to wait and see if the medication does the job.
 

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Update: the anti-biotics & anti-inflammatories have stopped the bleeding & we are watching him very closely. The vet did say at Obi's age, watch his stools as there maybe a change in shape if his prostate start to swell - so far thankfully no change. So he's doing a lot better than he was thank you - we will keep watching him like a hawk & praying nothing else rears it's head whilst we are in this pandemic as all our vets are closed except for life threatening emergencies at the moment :( Thank you x
 
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