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HI this is Dr. Hill. I am a real person, not sure about the person/bot who initially answers. You said that Jack's urine is a dark red, but then you said dogs. So want to clarify it is just one dog. Also, is Jack eating and drinking normally? Have you changed his diet or added new treats?
Absolutely. Because of the long walk in hot weather, I would make sure his body temperature is not elevated. Can you take his temperature rectally? It should not be above 103. If it is much higher, then I worry about heat stroke and the discolored urine can be a sign of bleeding secondary to an elevated temperature. If the temp is normal and he is acting normally, then it could either be from a urinary tract infection or inflammation. Rarely, we can see some discoloration to the urine when a treat or food with significant amounts of dye is ingested. Either way, the next step is to have a urinalysis with your local veterinarian. So for now just check his temperature if possible, free choice water and watch for any bruising on his body. Let me know what his temperature is please.
Hello. That is a great body temperature, so unlikely to be heat stroke. I would just continue to monitor his urinating and his bowel movements. Definitely get him to your local veterinarian. They are going to want to get a urine sample for a urinalysis. Please continue to ask any follow up questions. You can continue posting on this site for several days, even after rating my response. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. The site was not working for me for about an hour. Take care.