Why Is My Dog Peeing Pink? – Ask Darwin’s

12/28/16

Why Is My Dog Peeing Pink? – Ask Darwin’s

Dear Darwin’s,

I don’t usually pay a lot of attention to this. But with 3” of snow in my yard, after switching to your food, I couldn’t help but notice, my dog’s pee is a pink color. Is that normal?

Dear Customer,

If he is eating our beef or bison meals, “Yes”. Both have formulas that offer fresh beets. It’s why, as the meal defrosts, it looks very red. It’s not blood, it’s beneficial beet juice.

Our meals are designed to be the most beneficial to your dog. In other words, we match the meat with the veggies. Our beets bring out the best in our beef and bison.

On a general note, root beets (not sugar beets) are an excellent source of fiber; ranking high in vitamin C, betaine, an amino acid, which inhibits the formation of cancer-causing compounds. Beets are also known for magnesium and potassium which is helpful in building muscle and regulating the heart, manganese, which helps maintain muscle and nerve function, build bone strength, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote a healthy immune system.

So, as long as you can handle the color, beets will help keep your dog in the pink!


Jeanne Romano - Menu Consultant

 

Jeanne Romano – Menu Consultant at Darwin’s Natural Pet Products

I have been a member of the Darwin’s team since 2009. My passion and growing expertise ranges from being a source authority on Menu Consultations to educating the public at acclaimed events such as The Seattle Kennel, Pet Expo and The Northwest Women’s Show.

Openly believe in all things “green” (except teeth). Love crafting words that make people think and painting dogs and cats. Check out my watercolors at www.artisantails.com or on FB. Passionate about  amazing individuals who really are working to cure breast cancer and, of course, sushi. Also the mother of two amazing canines and, in spite of Lucy Van Pelt’s objections, I let my dogs kiss me on the mouth.

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