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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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, well my dog has had a couple of accidents in the

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Customer: ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: well my dog has had a couple of accidents in the house ( urine) and the urine smells horrible like fish
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Expert:  Jess K replied 12 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your problem. So your dog is having urinary accidents in the house?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Inappropriate urination with such an odor indicates bacterial urinary tract infection in the great majority of cases. This is most commonly seen in females but either sex is represented. Your dog's vet will want to thoroughly examine your dog and obtain urine by cystocentesis - percutaneous aspiration of the urinary bladder - with which to perform a urinaysis and perhaps a bacterial culture and sensitivity of the urine particularly if the urine is dilute which makes it difficult to see bacteria and cells which indicate infection.

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