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My dogs poop smells like bleach, has fir a while

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My dogs poop smells like bleach, has fir a while
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Adrienne, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Could you be mistaking the smell of ammonia for that of bleach? Urea is broken down into two molecules of ammonia by bacteria. There may be excessive amounts of urea in Piper's stool (and urine) if her 12 year old kidneys are failing. The smell you're detecting, then, may indicate chronic renal insufficiency particularly if you're seeing Piper's appetite waning and her drinking more than usual and her forming a higher volume of urine than usual. Piper's vet will want to perform a complete physical exam including fasted (at least 4 hours; never restrict water, however) diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi Adrienne,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Piper. How is everything going?

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