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my dogs urine has a strong fishy smell

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my dog's urine has a strong fishy smell
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 6 years ago.

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  • Is she acting normal?
  • Is she having to urinate more often or drink more water than normal?
  • Is she eating?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
She is acting normal. Eating the same as usual and doesn't seem to be needing to urinate more however it just started yesterday.
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 6 years ago.
Is she spayed?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 6 years ago.
A urinary tract infection will cause a smell like this. In most cases a dog with a bad infection will need to urinate more often and may even pass blood. Infections are more common with female dogs and antibiotics are typically very effective at treating it. I'd recommend having your vet check her urine for infection. In the meantime you can add some cranberry juice to her water. If you have more questions please reply back.
Expert:  Dr. Christian K. replied 6 years ago.
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