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Why does my dog smell like cat urine?

asked 2017-01-10 19:31:45 -0600

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It could be that they roled or stepped in urine and just need a bath. It may also be that they are wetting themselves. This could be caused by UTI or other health issues. Check their bed for wet spots.

Brianna D.'s profile imageBrianna D. ( 2017-02-23 11:11:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-10-10 00:18:49 -0600

It could be your dogs diet. I switched my dogs food the natural balance and noticed that it made her coat smell like cat piss. I thought I was going crazy because I would bath her and just hours later the smell would be back. I did a google search and sure enough others using this dog food brand were having the same issue!

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How long after you stopped feeding the natural balance food did the smell go away?

Kelly L.'s profile imageKelly L. ( 2018-01-04 02:16:41 -0600 )edit

same thing with my old girl on Natural Balance Venison. I switched her food on Saturday and by Thursday evening I noticed she didn't smell like cat pee anymore!

Anita G.'s profile imageAnita G. ( 2018-02-16 09:16:39 -0600 )edit

I've noticed with my mom's dog. She has a big yard and I thought he was munching on areas that cats had voided in. I was worried b/c I smelled it in his urine as well. That is when I looked it up. He too is on Natural Balance food for a skin allergy. I feel better that it is not an underlying i

Claire-Amy R.'s profile imageClaire-Amy R. ( 2018-03-23 11:33:48 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-02-23 10:55:53 -0600

Your dog might have stepped in urine or just needs a bath :)

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answered 2017-02-23 12:29:05 -0600

Your pup could have run into a stray or neighborhood cat while playing in the backyard and maybe the cat peed on him/her...which I've never personally seen, but definitely possible. Your pup also could have just rolled in fresh cat pee. Regardless of the cause, the answer is a bath!

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answered 2017-02-23 12:47:43 -0600

Can you provide more details of the timeline of your concern? Is this a sudden change? One time issue? Ongoing?

And, laughably, I must also ask if you own cats. Haha.

Free-range cats can be quite adept at entering your yard and leaving trails, so that is also a possibility that comes to mind.

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