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My dog's urine looks like egg yolk. It is bright yellow,

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My dog's urine looks like egg yolk. It is bright yellow, thick and opaque. I can send a photo if that helps.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?
Customer: My dog's urine looks like egg yolk. It is bright yellow, thick and opaque. I can send a photo if that helps.
JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?
Customer: No pain. He is old and in generally poor health
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Hershey and he is probably 13 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hershey?
Customer: He has been quite ill for a while. I'm surprised he has hung on this long
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Please attach the photo.

There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. You can also use websites like and to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them.

What other symptoms of illness have you seen?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Lots of general issues. But primarily, what would make his urine look like an egg yoke?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

There are quite a few things that can cause this from liver issues, to urinary crystals to just having concentrated urine. Can you attach the picture so that I may see what you are seeing?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Here you go
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

If this is what his urine looks like, the first thing I would recommend would be a urinalysis to check for urinary crystals and for white blood cells. Both of these can cause clear urine to turn opaque. If crystals are found, your vet may recommend x-rays too. At 13, it may also be wise to check a full panel of blood work. Depending on what they find with the urine, your vet may recommend a diet change, course of antibiotics, etc.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Checking in on Hershey. Are there any other questions you had regarding the urine?