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Why does my dogs pee glitter?
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Why does my dogs pee glitter?

My dog is paper trained, just recently I noticed when the pee was dry the paper glittered. It looked like someone spilt glitter where she had gone. Why is that?
Type of Animal
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Dog
Age of Animal
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3-4 yrs
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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Apple head chihuahua
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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September 12, 2008
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Urine contains waste products which may normally include dissolved minerals. As moisture evaporates the solution becomes more concentrated and these minerals come out of solution as crystals. Crystalline material refracts light and will appear to glitter when viewed with an appropriate spectrum of light and angle.
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It is possible for crystals to also be present in the urine and be a sign of a medical problem.  Please have the urine checked for crystals by your veterinarian. The sample should be fresh within 1/2 hr or be collected by your veterinarian for optimum results.
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