I've always been a highly nervous person given to worst case scenario thinking, its something I strive to control but often can't, and this tendency is never more apparent when it comes to my dogs health, particularly with my senior dogs. As Norbert approaches his 12th birthday in July I have become more and more concerned about his health, with each trip to the vet I imagine the bad news I will inevetably one day receive. About two weeks ago I was thrown into a new fit of worry when I noticed blood in Norbert's urine. First, he had a few accidents inside, very unusual for him but each time we felt there was a possible explenation, such as my coming home late from work. Then two days after the first symptoms appeared I saw the blood. We immediately rushed to the vet and I began imaging worst case scenarios. Thankfully, the vet discovered the Norbert simply had a urinary tract infection. After two weeks on antibiotics his symptoms are gone. However, the vet also saw slightly low urine specific gravity. Now the vet is fairly confident that this is the result of the infection, also the sample was taken in the afternoon. However, I'm of course nervous about kidney failure, the worst case scenario. My plan for now is to take a sample of first morning urine to the vet on Saturday.