Male greyhound's urine really bright yellow

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Does anyone know if there is some sort of nutrient or vitamin or herb or whatever that I could give my male greyhound (93 lbs) so that his urine isn't so bright yellow? He lifts his leg in the house about once a week, (dont' know why) and it stains our light blue carpet.
I do not know if it's his food or not (Nutro max for older, mature dogs, yellow bag)
Any suggestions or where can I go to find out other than calling vet?
Rbailey

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The color of pet urine and its staining potential will often depend on dietary habits, age and sex of the pet, whether the pet is on medication, and the health of the pet. Typically, because cat diets are richer in protein than dog diets, their urine will produce harsher odors and are more likely to cause stains.
Perhaps a food with less protein would help.

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It could also indicate a serious kidney problem. Why wouldn't you want to take him to the vet? You should really at least call the vet.

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If he is getting B vitamins, it will/can turn the urine bright yellow. Is he getting supplements? Is it schoolbus yellow, or dark yellow?

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my greyhound has had a clean bill of health with his last checkup
he is not on any suppliments, just give him dog food.
The color of his urine is school bus yellow. He is neutered and loves to run outside about four times a day. He is not overweight.
It could be his dog food. I will check it and also call the vet in the morning.
my husband seems to think that our dogs urine changed to the bright yellow ever since we gave him this dog food we get for him.

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If you can get him to drink more water, it should dilute the urine, and make it a lighter color. If you're not already doing this, you can mix more water with his food.

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I know I fill up his water dish twice a day because he drinks it all down and I also thought perhaps he needed more fluids but it could also be the minerals in the dog food too, which we are suspecting is the likely culprit.
Anyone know how to get urine colored stains out of a light blue carpet?
I've tried the great product to get out dog stains and smells and used my carpet steam cleaner on the spot about 10 times already. It lightened it some but i can still see it. AUGH!

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Am I understanding this correctly: your dog drinks more than two bowlfuls of water daily and still is thirsty, and also urinates at least once a week in your home?
Is the dog housebroken, but can't control his need to urinate?
These can be symptoms of diabetes.
Bright yellow or yellow-orange urine is indicative of kidney dysfunction (if there is no reason for the urine to be concentrated and if the color is maintained for several days).
If this were my dog, I'd at least talk to the vet, and discuss the symptoms to see if an office visit is called for. Even though the dog's last doctor's visit didn't detect anything, if the doctor didn't test for it, this wouldn't necessarily be something that would have been found.

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Nature's Miracle is a good product
Not only will it remove the stain, but it will remove the odor and may eliminate his desire to pee in the same spot.
Because even if YOU can't smell it, HE can!
As for minerals causing bright yellow urine, I have never heard of that.
A phone call to your vet may be in order.
Just an FYI,,steam cleaning sets a stain and the odor.
Remove the stain prior steaming the next time
Yes! That's the product we use at our home. It didn't get the stain out this time even though I used that about five times before I used the steam cleaner on it. I only used water and suction to bring up the stain by using the steam cleaner. My greyhound doesnt always pee in the same spot. Since we use the Nature's Miracle he doesnt go in the same spot but finds another "corner" to lift his leg.
My guess is that the dog food is causing the bright yellow urine.
I've been putting ice cubes in his water to see if that makes him drink more water since my female cocker spaniel loves ice cubes in her water and it seems to make her drink more water.
Actually, I don't remember our greyt's urine being so bright yellow until we switched him to this latest brand of dog food.
Maybe dog food is trial and error.
IAMS gave him severe gas so we put him off of that! LOL
Am I understanding this correctly: your dog drinks more than two bowlfuls of water daily and still is thirsty, and also urinates at least once a week in your home?
Is the dog housebroken, but can't control his need to urinate?
These can be symptoms of diabetes.
Bright yellow or yellow-orange urine is indicative of kidney dysfunction (if there is no reason for the urine to be concentrated and if the color is maintained for several days).
If this were my dog, I'd at least talk to the vet, and discuss the symptoms to see if an office visit is called for. Even though the dog's last doctor's visit didn't detect anything, if the doctor didn't test for it, this wouldn't necessarily be something that would have been found.
I am calling the vet today, it will be slow at work and I have the number right here and will call at 9am when they get in today.
My greyt doesnt seem to be thirsty all the time, he never drinks water like my cocker spaniel does.
I think he lifts his leg in the house probably because we didnt take him outside right before we went to bed for the night. if we close our bedroom door at night, then he can't get through to the doggie door to go out so maybe he had to pee and couldnt or maybe he was mad at us for closing the door and not being close to us! LOL
He keeps us awake at night by his panting noises.(even though the ceiling fan is on and the inside temp. is 79! LOL) so that is why we sometimes close our bedroom door and that's the only time he lifts his leg in the living room, except for one time he peed right in front of the hamper in our bedroom...don't know why he did that, no need to, had access to doggies door....????
We got our greyt from an adoption org and he was a "return" from his previous owner who said he didnt want him anymore cuz he peed all the time.
I do not know why our greyt pees occaisionally, I am trying to pinpoint the problem of why.....no access to doggie door at night, ticked off with us for not letting him in our bedroom, etc. LOL
Does being neutered cuz a male dog to lift his leg more or make his urine brighter in color? He is 8 yrs old, by the way.

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Is your dog neutered?
I would say a physical exam is in order as well as full bloodwork that contains a urinalysis.....
Nicole
"BaileysMom"

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How did the vet visit go?