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my dogs urine smells like fish. i mean stronge. she was just

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my dogs urine smells like fish. i mean stronge. she was just on meds for lyme disease and finished it yesterday could it be from that
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Jenn :

Hi there

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

hello

Dr. Jenn :

A fishy smell is usually associated with anal glabd debris. Your baby NEEDS to have her anal glands checked-as if they become impacted, or too full, they can leak causing this odor. If they are not emptied they can rupture! Your vet can also test her urine to be sure there is no sign of a urinary tract infection. The doxy would not resolve a urinary tract infection.

Dr. Jenn :

I am guessing your baby was on Doxycycline for the Lyme's.

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

i acually have expressed her quite often its different smell though this acually smells like a rotting fish

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

and yes it was

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

Would the meds cause a uti

Dr. Jenn :

She may also have vaginitis-they can get infections around the skin of the vulva as well.

Dr. Jenn :

The meds would not have caused this.

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

would any of these also cause scooting on the floor

Dr. Jenn :

Full anal glands absolutely causes scooting as well as an infection around the vulva.

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

ok Ill have to call our local vet friday we are getting hit b winter storem now is there something i can do to help her until then besides cleaning glads

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

or on top of i should say

Dr. Jenn :

You can try cleaning around the vulva with a baby wipe daily.

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

ok should i put any oinment like A&D

Dr. Jenn :

If it seems irritated or red you can use the ointment.

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

ok i know to offer alot of water and let her out often is there anything else i should know or keep in mind

Dr. Jenn :

You can try expressing her glands.

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

Ok great thank you. Im going to go take care of her now so she can not smell so bad. Thanks so much.

Dr. Jenn :

good luck

JACUSTOMER-kel0gk02- :

Thank you.

Dr. Jenn :

no problem, take care

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