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Strong Smelling Urine

Strong Smelling Urine

The urine of the dog or cat has a strong odor, this strong-smelling urine is perfectly normal in cats due to its high ammonia content. On the other hand, the urine of dogs has a musky, mild smell to it. However, when cats or dogs produce urine that is stronger-smelling than normal, it can be indicative of such health issues as urinary tract infections or kidney infections. Other things that can cause strong-smelling urine in pets include diabetes, kidney disease, various medications and liver disease.

How to Recognize

If your pet's urine has a stronger odor than usual, it may be a sign of an underlying condition.

Causes of Strong Smelling Urine

Strong-smelling urine may be the result of kidney disease, liver disease, a UTI, or diabetes.


A urinalysis is necessary to detect the cause behind strong-smelling urine.

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When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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