What a Clear Urine Means About Your Dog’s Health
The color of your dog’s urine is one of many ways to keep tabs of your dog’s health. Has your dog started to pee clear urine recently? Naturally, most pet owners may think this is a good thing as it could be taken as a sign of proper hydration but that isn’t always the case. Here are a few things a clear urine may suggest about your dog’s health.
Signs of Excessive Thirst
A clear urine is likely an indication that your dog might be drinking a lot more water than usual. Sometimes, this can happen for normal reasons such as when the weather gets warmer. In other cases, excessive thirst can also be a result of a developing health problem. There are many health problems that can lead to excessive thirst such as diabetes, kidney disease, and hypercalcemia.
If the clear urine doesn’t go away and your dog is not looking like his usual self then a visit to the vet is strongly recommended as some of these health conditions can become quite serious.
Clear urine can also happen when your dog starts to urinate more frequently. Also referred to as polyuria, increased urination can be a result of several health problems such as hyperthyroidism, bladder infections, and prostate issues. It’s important to note that polyuria could also be psychogenic, meaning it could also develop due to the dog suffering from mental issues such as excessive stress or boredom.
Again, a trip to the vet is strongly recommended if your dog has been peeing clear urine and has also been peeing more frequently. This also applies to urine color that isn’t transparent yellow such as brown, orange, and red urine.