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My Dog Has Smelly And Dark Yellow Urine. What Can Cause This?

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Matthew Crist Profile
Matthew Crist answered
From hearing this first symptom without knowing any of the others, I would say that it is highly possible that your dog has contracted a urinary tract infection. These are very common amongst human women but animals can get them as well. There is no definite to treat a dog’s urinary tract infection because they have no way of telling you if it has gone. The only way to be sure is to take it to the vet’s who will examine your dog, give them a proper diagnosis and prescribe you some medicine or antibiotics that will clear it up. When they give it to you, you must follow the instructions exactly when giving them to your dog otherwise they might not work.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common disorders that affect dogs. They are caused when bacteria finds its way into the urethra and multiplies, which leads to an infection. This condition is more commonly seen in female dogs because they have a shorter urethra in males, although male dogs can get UTIs. If it important that you get a UTI checked as soon as possible because if they are left unchecked then they can cause further problems with the kidneys.

Symptoms of a UTI in dogs include: Blood in the urine, foul smelling urine, urinating in inappropriate places (because they will feel the need to go desperately just as humans do), fever, lethargy or fatigue and a tender lower stomach area. If you notice any of these symptoms or even a change in your dog’s urinary habits, then you should make an appointment to see the vet straight away.

Although UTIs are common, that doesn’t meant that there aren’t things you can do to stop your dog from getting them again. Here are some simple things to try: Bathe your dog regularly, make sure that your dog drinks enough fresh clean water every day, take your dog out every few hours so they can urinate regularly to prevent the build up of bacteria and make sure that you exercise or walk your dog regular as this helps to stimulate the bladder.
Jose p Profile
Jose p answered
It sounds like your dog has an urinary tract infection. You need to take it to the vet.
jackie Profile
jackie answered
He could have a kidney infection or bladder infection give him plenty of water if it gets worse call your vet
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ray of light answered
The dogs' urine consists of ammonia, bacteria, hormones, and uric acid. If it was not that smelly before, and has started to have bad odor now, then there must a problem with your dog's urinary system. Which is not absorbing all right kind of chemicals and making the urine smelly. Try to make him drink more water, it might help. But if not, then take him to a vet.
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Deborah Lee answered
The dog could have a urinary tract infection or not getting enough water, and depends on the dogs age if it is older the kidneys may not fuction well.  Make sure your dog is getting enough water.  If he is then you need to take him to the vet, but if you increase his fluids and the urine becomes clear  it means he just needed more fluids.  Urine should be clear without any stong odor

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