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why would my dogs urine smell sweet

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why would my dogs urine smell sweet
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 8 years ago
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Hi there,

Thank you for your post!

How old is your dog?

Breed?

Drinking more than you would expect?

Eating more?

Weight loss?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

17 and a half

 

chihuahua

yes-& urinates right away

eating slightly less

no weightloss so far

Dog Veterinarian: CriticalCareVet, ER/ICU Specialist replied 8 years ago
Hi there,

The most common reason and diagnosis for sweet urine is actually Diabetes. Diabetes is what we normally say, but the full name isXXXXX

When this was discovered in the 1600s - it was the taste of the urine - sweet urine - which is how the diagnosis was made...

The reason it is sweet is that the glucose that is high in the blood spills into the urine from the kidneys - making it sweet.

I would recommend a simple blood test from your veterinarian as well as a urine sample to check for increase sugar (glucose) in the urine to help rule-in or rule-out this as the cause.
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