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Peeing frequently but not much.

Hello, my 10 week old has a problem, he is peeing frequently but very little? + the pee is quite dark, does anyone know why this could be? I am going to book an appointment in the morning tomorrow to hopefully give a urine sample to the vet
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Sounds like a UTI. Urine sample to vet and he should be able to give you antibiotics to clear it up. You may also want to put him on Cranberry to help prevent future episodes.

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Glad to know it can get better, i want my dog to be happy
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Dark, as in dark yellow? Or is it brownish or reddish?

I'd def get that urine sample checked ASAP.

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that dog needs to go to the vet today.
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I took the urine sample to the vet who checked it and rang me up to tell me what the problem was, he said Dexter had crystals in his pee and gave me these tablets for a 10 days he said 9/10 chance it gets better with these tablets and will go for another check up with his pee sample in 10 days!
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Poor Dexter! Glad you found out what it was, hope it cures quickly! Must make house training difficult.



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The house training is okay to be honest! he sniffs around and poops in the garden.. lol but yeah he pees inside.. hes always in the kitchen though
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Wait, he's ten weeks old and is forming bladder sludge and crystals? What is the cause?


Has he not been actually examined by your vet yet? What does his breeder say?

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i dont know what the cause is but the vet analysed the pee well i mean tested it in the lab? it saying it was crystals, i haven't spoken to the breeder about this.
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Wait, he's ten weeks old and is forming bladder sludge and crystals? What is the cause?


Has he not been actually examined by your vet yet? What does his breeder say?

This^ I'm also wondering what he's eating, that can often be a culprit of crystals. It seems off to me that a pup that young would be developing them, I would definitely talk to his breeder, and more with your vet.
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I have been told that potatoes in some kibbles can cause alkaline urine.
Not sure off the top of my head what other ingredients contribute to alkaline urine/ crystals. What brand food were you feeding?

Our boy- out of the blue, decided to pee on my daughter's bed last December. We've never had a problem with him having accidents.
In a nutshell his sister has had problems w/the alkaline urine due to potato & had to be treated for a lengthy period of time.

My breeder suggested we buy some ph strips out of the fish aquarium section & low & behold both our dogs were in the red zone.
We were feeding Orijen Regional Red and were doing well on it, or so I thought.
3 days of raw feeding & switching to Nature's Variety kibble put their samples back into a neutral zone.

An almost $80 bag of high tier kibble has to have friggin potato in it. Ugh

Btw I found it very handy to get a punch ladel @the dollar store to collect pee with.

Crystals are nothing to mess with & is particularly dangerous for male dogs.

Hope to hear updates on this.

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Thanks for the feedback on this, and i am currently feeding him TOTW (the salmon one which is 25% protein) we have royal canin but that is 30% protein so we are not feeding him that
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Thanks for the feedback on this, and i am currently feeding him TOTW (the salmon one which is 25% protein) we have royal canin but that is 30% protein so we are not feeding him that
Please do a google search + doberman talk(i find that's more efficient than trying the search here) on protein levels in food.
If I'm not mistaken it is caloric intake, meaning too many calories, that raises the risks people associate w/too much protein in a puppies diet, not the protein content itself.

I'm just repeating what I've read from seasoned members here who mind the labels etc.

I fed a high protein kibble beginning around 6months old & had no issue w/pano, fwiw....alkaline urine otoh.
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Thanks for the feedback on this, and i am currently feeding him TOTW (the salmon one which is 25% protein) we have royal canin but that is 30% protein so we are not feeding him that
The high protein thing is long debunked.

It is the mineral content that needs watching--the Ca : Ph ratio is what's important in puppy bone health.

I feed TOTW Pacific Stream (which I believe is the formula to which you're referring) as one of the kibbles in my "rotation" for my own dogs.

It's a decent food, but if your own pup is continuing to form crystals on this, I'd switch to a different good quality food, and I'd want some more info and guidance from my vet on the crystals, too.

Note--most vets are NOT really trained in nutrition, so if they recommend some crap like Purina (most of the lower level formulas, anyway) or Science Diet, I'd pass, and do my own research on that.

When do they plan to recheck your pup's urine?

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The high protein thing is long debunked.

It is the mineral content that needs watching--the Ca : Ph ratio is what's important in puppy bone health.

I feed TOTW Pacific Stream (which I believe is the formula to which you're referring) as one of the kibbles in my "rotation" for my own dogs.

It's a decent food, but if your own pup is continuing to form crystals on this, I'd switch to a different good quality food, and I'd want some more info and guidance from my vet on the crystals, too.

Note--most vets are NOT really trained in nutrition, so if they recommend some crap like Purina (most of the lower level formulas, anyway) or Science Diet, I'd pass, and do my own research on that.

When do they plan to recheck your pup's urine?
the vet wants to check on the 7 days he told to come back when the medicine was finished
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Please let us know how it goes on the recheck.

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