Dog pee smells of ammonia

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  1. evoisey

    evoisey PetForums Newbie

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    Basically it all happened about 2 weeks ago when we woke up and had a really strong stench of peroxide didnt think anything of it and its just become the norm. Ive tried sorcing the smell thinking it was electrics at first and started smelling radiators and my appliances. This smell is so strong it is giving me really bad headaches and making me feel sick. I have since got so annoyed with this smell i have looked it up on the internet and thought it could be to do with our pup. He is nearly 4 Months old and is sort of house trained quite difficult to train as he is left all day on his own apart from when we come home at lunch to let him out so he has been peeing on the carpet i always clean it off using so many carpet and pet odour cleaning products. So can you tell me if it is ammonia in our pups wee or is it something else if so how am i going to get rid of this smell as i cant stick it for much longer. Has our pup got something wrong with him. Thank Evo x
     
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    personaly I would take him to vets to get him checked out.

    sorry i dont have the answers.:)
     
  3. rona

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    Is he drinking enough?
     
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    I think he needs a trip to the vets just to be on the safe side
    try and get a sample off him to see if it is the wee thats smelling
    juliex
     
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    Well for one thing, poor puppy, left alone all day. :( Hardly ideal for a social animal like a dog. You are right, housetraining will be difficult if you are not there to do it. Letting him out once a day is not enough, especially for a baby like him! What are you going to do when he is adult? Shut him outside on his own all day to howl with loneliness or turn a room into a wet room that you can hose down? :cool:

    Your carpet is going to stink of course, if you can stand that then good luck to you! Or, you could get a professional carpet cleaning service in to clean it. Or replace it every now and then. But as for puppy, if his pee is really smelling that strong then you will have to take him to the vet to be checked over.

    For help with housetraining please see one of my previous posts here - http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-training-behaviour/75317-housetraining-your-pup-older-dog.html but of course, you will have to be home more for it to be a success...

    Sorry if I have been blunt and my words were probably not what you wanted to see but I have to be honest at least for the pups sake. :confused:
     
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    evoisey PetForums Newbie

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    before i got my pup i was working full time and took that into consideration he goes out everyday for a walk and my partner is home and hour everyday to spend time with him and let him out. Yes some may think that its cruel but as for me i lead a normal life and i give my pup all the attention in the world when im home. I am also home weekends which are completely devoted to the dog. So this ammonia smell could mean he has to go to the vets?
     
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    i would think a trip to the vets let us know how you get on
     
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    the ammonia smell is particularly strong when the feed is particularly rich in proteins, try and eat only meat for a week and your wee will smell of ammonia as well especially when it goes a bit stale...
    at four months though the pup should eat a particularly protein-rich diet as it's growing and needs always water available...so make sure of that!

    leaving the pup so many hours alone won't help with the house training (or with the mental balance of the pup itself) in some countries it is considered cruelty and persecuted any owner found to leave a pup for a certain number of hours depending on age. for example 3 months - over 2 hours, 4 months over 3 hours and adults for over 6 hours etc.

    and there is a reason for that
    :)

    good luck
    best
    d
     
  9. michaelasi

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    I found this for you hope it helps

    'Question

    My dogs urine has a VERY strong odor of ammonia. I know some smell is normal but this seems excessive. Could there be a problem?
    Submitted: 549 days and 12 hours ago.
    Category: Dog Value: $15 Status: CLOSED +Read More
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    Dear friend,
    No such a strong ammonia smell is not normal. Your girl may have a urinary tract infection.
    You are absolutely correct to be concerned, Not only can recurring infections damage your baby's urinary tract but her immune system as well.
    UTI's must be treated with an effective broad spectrum antibiotic like Clavamox or clidimycin and for a long enough duration so all bacteria is eradicated. If not, they will refluorish, stronger and more resistant and reinfect her. In addition, the bacteria can become tolerant of the same anibiotic so the medication should be varied for best results.
    Bladder Stones
    Naxcel
    An Owner's Guide to Canine Urolithiasis
    She should also be encouraged to drink as much as possible to keep the kidneys and bladder flushed. You can give her one daily tsp of unsweetened (only) cranberry juice or 100 mg of vitamin C crushed into her food. That will reduce the PH of her urine and make her bladder inhospitable to UTI bacteria. It should defuse the odor as well.
    It is also possible these events may be triggered by stones or crystals. She should have a urine analysis so you will know for sure. Sometimes bacteria does not show up. If so she should still complete a round of antibiotics.
    I would also check for sugar just to rule out diabetes.
    Please let me know if you still have questions and how your baby is feeling. I will be happy to help.


    Read more: My dogs urine has a VERY strong odor of ammonia. - JustAnswer'
     
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    Also I recommend you baby pampers . I know sounds ridiculous , however I have the same problem with one of my cats . The only thing is that my cat knows what is cat litter but he refuses to use for wee the littler so he used my curtains .
    Basically what you can do is ; check the size of your dog and buy some baby pampers , make a hole for the tail and before you put the pampers on him get rid of the small powder from the nappy's hole. Or you an buy the tesco version which is made from cotton .

    However the dog is quite young ( and he chews allot ) so I can recommend to lock online after dog nappy's , they are a bit more expensive but they are made from some waterproof material and can be washed. the reason I rather recommend the dog nappy's is because the baby pampers is a bit more easy to be destroyed . This option is yours but if there is little time to get the dog house trained well you can go along with the nappy's . Of course you have to start putting them over the weekend when you have more time to spend with your do and in this way he can get used with the knickers :laugh: . It was about 12-13 years ago when we had the same problem with one of my female dogs . She was 3 and half months when we adopted her , but she spend all her life -since she was new born pup till the day we got her- out side in kennels and she was used to wee everywhere . so since the age of 4 months till 5-6 months she used the nappyes in doors after that one day I think she decided enough is enough and that was it .


    I should take the dog to Vet as most of people here told you , You better have a check on her rather then have any regrets .

    good luck
     
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