Hematuria in Dogs

Gideon Daniel, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington, DC

Mary Anna Labato, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

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MSM = methylsulfonylmethane

*Macroscopic hematuria occurs when the quantity of blood in urine is visible to the naked eye (eg, pink, red, dark brown in color; may contain blood clots). Microscopic hematuria is characterized by small numbers of RBCs in urine and is only visible during microscopic examination of urine sediment.4 +The timing of hematuria is not always diagnostically accurate. Renal hematuria is often subclinical.

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