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My dog has a very dark yellow urine and a bad smell. Any ideas

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My dog has a very dark yellow urine and a bad smell. Any ideas what this is
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 8 years ago.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Is she straining to urinate at all? If so, she may have a urinary tract infection. If she is not straining, it deosn't completely rule out a urinary tract infection, but she may have something else going on. The best thing to do is take her into your vet to get a urinalysis. They can rule out an infection and take a look at the urine under the microscope to see if there is anything else that could concentrating the urine so much. If they feel it is necessary, they may want to check some bloodwork on her to rule out any metabolic problems with the kidneys or diabetes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope this helps.
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