9 week old puppy with thick mucous discharge after peeing
I noticed today that my sons puppy has thick mucous after peeing. Could this be a sign of a bladder infection?
I have 3 adult dogs and they all share the same water bowl. I do give them clean water every day. She puts every thing in her mouth so no telling what she has eaten. My son did say he changed her dog food. She eats well and when we go outside she will pee in the grass.
She does squat for a little longer than normal & looks like she really has a lot to pee but only drops come out and then a stream of mucous hangs from her pee pee area. Can you help me?
From what you describe I would say that your pup has a bladder infection (also known as a UTI). It's actually not that uncommon in puppies and is more often seen in female pups than in males.
It's generally not anything to do with what the pup eats or drinks, but is caused by picking up dirt or bacteria from the ground when squatting. A female pup tends to squat lower to the ground and her anatomy makes it easier for her to pick up germs or bacteria.
A UTI needs to be treated by a veterinarian as soon as possible to avoid complications such as kidney infection, so I'd recommend getting this pup a veterinary appointment just as soon as you can.
Hope this helps, and that she is doing much better soon.