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Bloody urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection in a dog. If you suspect that your pooch has an infection, but you're having trouble detecting blood in the urine, here is a simple way to collect a sample.
Arm yourself with a soup ladle or shallow dish and place it in the direction of the stream as soon as your pet starts to urinate. If you're taking the sample to the vet, place it in a clean, sanitized container or sealable bag. Sanitize the bag by washing and rinsing or wiping with alcohol or diluted chlorine.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|