“Your urine is so yellowish—drink more water!”
Sounds familiar? 😂
This is something we hear so often from our parents. Very often, the colour of our urine has been associated with the amount of water we drink—the more water we drink, the clearer it is. Have you wondered if that works the same for dogs?
Well, not exactly. Contrary to what we know, the “best” urine colour for dogs should be pale yellow!
Clear urine may not necessarily be the best for dogs. It could be a case of over hydration or that the dog's kidneys are unable to concentrate his/her urine. On the other extreme is urine that is too dark. The reasons could vary from simply not drinking enough water to more serious issues like urinary tract inflammation, kidney problems or even internal bleeding.
Don't underestimate what we can tell from the colour of our dogs' urine, and always consult a vet when in doubt!
Dogs' urine colour chart (Source: https://www.petcarrierverdict.com/normal-urine-color-for-dogs/)