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What does it mean when a dogs urine is thick and bright

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What does it mean when a dogs urine is thick and bright yellow
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
If the urine appears thick or has granules in it I'd suspect bladder stones/crystals or infection.
The bright yellow color can sometimes indicate a liver or gallbladder problem. But highly concentrated urine can be bright yellow too.
You might try to get him to drink more fluids to see if that helps. Sometimes adding some plain pedialyte to the water bowl helps with that and sometimes adding some chicken broth to the water will make a dog drink more.
I would plan on seeing your vet with him.
Hope this helps you!