Aug 25, 2009 - My dog's urine is really yellow and smells really bad. He is now 9 1/2 years old.
By We had dog urine on our carpets. I rented a steam cleaner and cleaned the carpets 6 times. The rinse water was coming out clean and I thought we were good. The next day the carpet was dry and I thought I could still smell a faint smell of urine. Grrrr. By the next day all the smell was back again, I read the posts and tried peroxide and baking soda in a test area. It seemed not bad. Today, I mixed a spray bottle half and half with Scope and peroxide then poured a liberal amount of baking soda though a sifter over the area. At this moment it seems to have neutralized the smell!
He's never shown any signs of infections, so I've always assumed it's just normal for intact dog urine to smell 10x worse than spayed/neutered dogs, and never brought it up with our vet before, but for some reason it's just been on my mind lately and I've been wondering... Is it really normal for it to smell so bad?
Dog's Urine Smells Bad | ThriftyFun
Normally dog urine doesn't smell that bad
Our furry friends make look different but there is a difference in the urine too. If you notice “ammonia” smells it is one of the cats…..if not … one of the dogs….feline’s urine have more ammonia than dog urine. It is the ammonia that smells bad and stings your nose! It will also smell stronger when an animal (cat or dog) “sprays” there territory. Unaltered Male Cats and dogs will do this more often than females or altered animals. Since cats are more territorial than dogs, they will be more likely to spray than dogs. Non-neutered male cat urine has the distinct smell of an onion gone badly, or some really bad human body odor. Female cat urine smells distinctly of very strong ammonia. When your cat expels urine from her body, it contains urea in a concentrated form. As it is urea based, it tends to smell of ammonia. The smell becomes stronger when your cat does not drink enough water. Strong ammonia smell in urine also indicates dehydration in cats. You need to make sure that your cat drinks fresh and clean water daily.Dogs most likely to experience urinary tract infections are diabetic females over the age of 7, though infection can strike dogs of either gender at any age. One sign of a problem with urinary function is strong or bad-smelling urine. This may be accompanied by straining or pain during urination, cloudy or blood-tainted urine, fever, a change in appetite and energy levels and an increased need to urinate. A vet can conduct tests to determine the cause of the infection and its severity. Untreated urinary tract problems can lead to painful kidney and bladder infections or be a sign of endocrine system malfunction. Many uncomplicated UTIs can be treated successfully with antibiotics.Dog urine doesn't just smell bad, it can pose health hazards. In addition to the bacteria that may be present in the urine, one of the primary components of urine is ammonia, which can be dangerous in high concentrations. Clean up after indoor accidents promptly and ventilate the area thoroughly.If you are planning a barbecue in your garden but your dogs tend to urinate all over the place, the smell may put you off a garden party. Especially in the summer heat, the urine smell can be extremely whiffy, so you may want to treat the soil to remove the bad odor. Most products used indoors will do the job to remove foul urine smell from your ground too, although you will need some gardening equipment to turn the soil.