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Q. This morning my dogs urine was the color of weak coffee, she is acting normal and eating fine no fever. She is 1-1/2 years French bull and beagle mix.

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. This color is definitely normal and indicates the presence of pigment, possibly related to blood or liver breakdown products or infection. Highly concentrated urine can appear dark if she has not been well hydrated and if she is in good form otherwise you could increase her water intake by offering flavored water (boil a little chicken or fish and offer her the water; no stock or salted flavors) and monitor for resolution of signs. Any increased frequency of urination, increased color or smell or any discomfort urinating would need investigation. If she is not neutered she may be coming into heat which could result in a colored discharge


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