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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've noticed that Taffy's pee is kinda dark orangish color--is this normal or should I be worried? I was expecting her pee to be clear colored or at least light colored, but then what do I know since she's my very first doggie. I thought to seek out your expertise...
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After having read the extensive poo Thread, I realized that I'm probably a bad Molly-mom since I hadn't paid much attention to that stuff...

I'm going to have to be more observant, because that IS a good thing. The pee thing will be easy today with the snow!

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Ami, orange pee is not normal unless Taffy is on some type of vitamins or medication. Please check with your vet to see what is going on. Some time urine is darker yellow when they have held it for a long period of time or first thing in the morning.

I know from experience that the urine can have a reddish color if the dog has had a muscle tear or some type of injury. Again, check with your vet. Let us know this Forum is a great learning place for all of us.

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Ami, as Sandi said: go see the Vet. Orange/reddish urine could mean there's some blood mixed in it, which is called Macrohematuria if you can see the urine being tinged reddish. The muscle tear Sandi mentioned leads to a Myoglobinuria. Just so you've heard these terms. Either way, pay the Vet a visit and let us know what he thinks so we can all learn more.

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I hope all is well..please let us know!!!!

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Ami,

Please have it checked out. I'm concerned. Unless there's the possibility of something in a food coloring that might affect Taffy's urine. Let us know how she's doing.

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she could also be dehydrated. i know when my dog suffered from dehydration last summer, his pee was very orange. i had to take him to the vet, they gave him a camel back, its water (kind of like an i.v. but not) that's released goes under their skin and their body absorbes it throughout the day. check her gums. if they are sticky, she's dehydrated, call the vet either way.
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Amy, Lily had orange pee when she had crystals in her bladder causing blood. Catch some pee and just bring it to the vets. I never pay for a visit when I want to have them check the urine. There is nothing they can do till the culture is done so why pay for a visit. I would Def. have it checked, and if it is clear, then at least you know her normal urine color.

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Ami- I'd take a sample of Taffy's urine into the vet ASAP. Orange urine can be bilirubin spilled into the urine. That was one of the things I noticed about my first Havanese who had liver disease. Her urine was very orange, but clear. It can be blood of course, but that should not be in the urine either. Taffy may have an infection, crystals, or liver problems. I'd have her checked by a vet.

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just to clarify, you guys are not talking about yellow urine are you?
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