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Posted : 9/19/2007 7:42:25 PM
I've heard this can be a sign of kidney disease, and Maggie has breath that smells like cat pee despite me not having a cat or her having access to toilet water or something similarly disgusting. Of course Maggie does lick herself a fair amount so i suppose that might be a cause as well. Other than the breath change, she's acting completely normal.
Anyone ever experience this smell on a dog's breath?
Posted : 9/19/2007 9:23:12 PM
I'm sorry to sound dumb, but I'm not a cat person (allergic as sin) so I haven't a clue what that smells like.
HOWEVER -- if a dog's breath smells like acetone (a bit like nail-polish remover) -- VET SOON. Because that IS truly the smell that is associated with renal problems .... and I've panicked a couple of times when I thot I smelled something and had the dog looked at. Never been sorry either! Kidney problems are something you just can't find TOO early.
Good luck, and darned good nose!!
Posted : 9/19/2007 10:44:18 PM
Cat pee just smells like very concentrated urine; a really strong ammonia smell really. Acetone is like nail polish remover, right? it certainly doesn't smell like that - for some reason I thought that was a sign of diabetes.
The smell has gone away over the last 4 hours, so I'm wondering if she's licking herself while I'm gone. Who knows. I'm going to try and talk to the vet at work tomorrow and see what she recommends.
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