Monitoring your dog’s health means that it’s necessary to track his potty habits. This includes watching for changes in his urine or poop. While this isn’t pleasant to do, it’s one way to monitor your dog’s health and wellbeing!
Has your dog’s pee begun to smell like vinegar? Are you worried this could be a sign your dog is sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog develops this type of symptom.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what can make a dog’s urine smell like vinegar and what you can do to help your dog. Let’s get started!
What Can Make a Dog’s Pee Smell Like Vinegar?
Foul-smelling urine is a symptom that something’s going on with your dog. It could be caused by something he ate, or it could be caused by an underlying medical condition.
One of the most common causes of stinky urine in dogs is a urinary tract infection (UTI). These infections can happen anywhere along the urinary tract and are caused by an overgrowth of bacteria or fungi. Persistent UTIs may be caused by an underlying condition such as diabetes or cancer. But in most cases, they’re an infection that can be easily treated.
Diabetes is another condition that can cause a dog’s urine to smell like vinegar. Some people describe the smell as sour.
Bladder & kidney stones or kidney problems can also cause foul-smelling urine in dogs. What’s more, smelly urine may even be caused by something in the dog’s diet.
There are many things that can cause your dog’s urine to smell like vinegar.
Symptoms of UTIs & Other Conditions in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog’s urine smells like vinegar:
- Weight loss
- Pale gums
- Blood in urine
- Urine with a foul smell (may smell like garlic, etc.)
- Uncoordinated movements
- Increase/decrease in drinking/urination
- Lack of appetite
If your dog is showing these symptoms, then it’s time to call the vet. Your dog needs to be seen by the vet to determine the cause of his smelly urine.
The good news is that most causes of smell urine in dogs are easy to treat. However, some conditions (such as diabetes or kidney problems) may be more complicated. Even so, the vet can successfully treat these conditions if they see your dog when symptoms first appear.
In other words, the earlier your dog receives treatment for his smelly urine, the sooner he can feel better!
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