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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?
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931217 tn?1283484935
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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931614 tn?1283486270
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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