Comments on Dog’s Excessive Drinking Is Concern

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Julia   Mundelein, Illinois

4/13/2015 7:47:32 PM

My dog is 13 and has an ear infection smells bad, lumps on his stomach and one protruding from behind, also drinking lots more water than usual. I think it is time to let him rest but my daughter, his best friend 21 is out of town until next month. is it awful if my husband does not wait to have Jackie my daughter next to him for this last visit to the vet?

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Becca   Flemington, International

4/7/2015 6:23:25 PM

My dog Tater is a 8 year old chesapeak bay retriever he drinks lots and lots of water is that normal?

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Jeannie   Kenefic, Oklahoma

2/15/2015 6:13:42 AM

My dog has started drinking alot of water lately. She was my Dad's dog and he died on Jan, 2010. She is all I have left of Daddy. He loved her and I do to. She drinks a 5 gallon bucket in two days. The vet said it may be kidneys. He said she will have to be tested. I hope that she will be okay.

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Robin   Quitman, Mississippi

1/10/2015 11:59:34 AM

I have a 4 year old female Chi-Weenie. Just recently she has started drinking a LOT of water. Early last year I had problems with our local vet CONSTANTLY telling me she had kidney/bladder infections like every other month and would just give me bactrim and pain med and send me home and that went on for a while and I took her in one morning and asked the attendant to have the vet ex-ray her when she got there because we thought she had back problems (I had discussed this before and NO attention given to the matter). 4 hours later I get a call and they said Lucy was ready and it was a KIDNEY infection! I asked if they had ex-rayed her, NO! I asked why,"Ashely (the vet) said she didn't need to,she had a kidney infection,come get her she's ready"! I told them that I would be there in 3 minutes and she had better had her ex-ray or being ex-rayed when I get there! I get there and the vet is standing in one of the rooms behind the desk and she sees me and slams the door! The attendant tells me to "SIT down and I'll get Lucy". She brings me Lucy and I ask to speak to Ashley, "SHE IS VERY BUSY, and said to tell you Lucy has a KIDNEY infection and to keep her away from scraps"!!!! I had a problem with my sister giving her daughter's dogs scraps and Lucy would sneak down and eat some and get sick but NOT that often only once or twice and my sister took control of the situation for me. That was the last time I took Lucy there and started taking her to another vet 25 miles away and she did NOT have a kidney infection she has back problems!!!! In her neck area and her lower back and possible pancertitis! I will NEVER take her back to my local vet again. When I pick her up she just kinda moans like a wheezing moan. She's done that for at least a year or so. and she moans when she moves lying on her pillow or in bed at night.

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emma   gibraltar, Florida

11/8/2014 11:15:36 AM

Hi i have a 2 year old female british bull terrier she drinks so much water shes always thristy so thirsty that i have to make sure bathroom door is closed or she will drink out the toilet bucket bath anything with water in it she even sleeps outside the bathroom door!

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dennis   bellevernont, Pennsylvania

9/17/2014 11:22:09 PM

Beautiful white 2 yr old huskie lab that has never been able to hold down water..variable temps & amounts..anyone encounter these same symptons..?

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penelope   edina, Minnesota

8/31/2014 11:00:57 AM

i have a 14 year old shiba inu who is drinking lots of water and sometime goes potty in the house (very unusual for this breed) earlier in the spring her blood tests and urine test were fine however she continues to drink a lot of water - should i have her checked again. She also seems to be getting dementia. gets confused, gets scared and only likes a routine. For example this is a dog that always loved to ride in the car and now gets agitated

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Samantha   Clinton, Kentucky

12/12/2013 4:51:43 AM

I have a pitbull that just had a litter of 8. 4wks ago and has been doing great but all the sudden started drinking a extreme amount of water like I can't keep it in her bowl and ideas?

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Melissa   Yardley, Pennsylvania

4/19/2013 2:36:15 PM

How is the dog? My German shepherd just started doing the same thing! All tests bormal

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Julie   Walla Walla, Washington

2/10/2013 9:33:08 PM

I have a 10 1/2 year old Rottie who has been drinking an increased amount of water lately. I lost my Dachshund to an adrenal gland tumor last year so I know all about Cushings. The blood/urine tests came back normal so her kidneys and liver are functioning well. What are other reasons for increased water consumption? I have been putting beef broth on her food in the last month and wondered if the sodium in it would cause her to drink more.

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Rick   Newport, New York

1/21/2013 7:33:29 PM

I have 1 1/2 yr old Beagle pup. Drinking excessive water. we have been trying to limit hs intake for the first time. He was not doing well. Constantly going to his dish pushes it around to let us know he is thirsty. So I gave him about 6 oz., he then ate his dinner so I gave him 6 more. I then took him out and he proceeded to lick the snow. Got him to stop and pee but then he came in and began to shake and shutter. After about 15 min. it stopped and now he is sleeping peacefully. Do you have a read on that?

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bullterrier   uk, AL

4/21/2012 1:29:23 PM

i own 3 english bullterriers 2 males a 1 female,my female is the oldest she is ten and has recently started to worry me,she is drinking stupid amounts of warter,an even wakes me up every hour or so through the night for a wee and more WARTER i fill her bowl an go back to bed then when she has finished the warter she will go up the stairs an empty the toilet warter out the toilet,she is also loseing weight,i putitdown to old age at first but this is beyond old age theres something wrong some where,her spirit has'nt changed at all some i dont think she is any pain,shes a dog that wouyld let you know if she was in paijn.i know i need to take her to the vet but im worryed they will tell me she needs to be put to sleep'i love all me dogs but she was me first english bull terrier,i even have a big tatoo of her.I LOVE HER TO BITS.

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Samantha   Black Diamond, AB, AB

3/20/2012 8:47:57 PM

My puppy is only 5 months old and is drinking alot of water, everything i'm reading is about older dogs! Should i be concerned?

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ron   louisville, KY

2/20/2012 5:23:48 AM

your information was important . will take to vet. thank you

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Gina   Stockton, CA

1/28/2012 10:00:35 PM

My dog has been recently drinking lots of water too and he had blood test and urine and it was normal. I'm concerned with his excessive drinking so what else can it be.

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Jessica   Vista, CA

11/6/2011 6:44:52 PM

My 6 and a half year old Maltese drinks excessive amounts of water and can not hold her bladder, she pees anywhere anytime, and often throws up after drinking too much water... I dont know what this may be it just started happening about a year and a half ago....


do you think its Diabetes?


How can this be fixed? should I always give her water and get her some
diapers..?

Im thinking of getting her a blood test but I dont trust the vets they overcharge and overdramatize things to make me spend more
money....

help

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Carlie   Crown Point, IN

6/23/2011 1:33:13 PM

Our 12 year old rottweiler/lab mix is overweight.

He is drinking excessive amounts of water lately.

He urinates normally but for long periods of time.

If the kidneys are below the surface on his backside above his hips, they appear to feel
hard.
He pants alot even though he is in the a/c. Just how much water is too much? Thank you

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Janis   Stone Mountain, GA

5/13/2010 3:24:27 PM

We have a six year old lab who has started drinking an excessive amount of water in the last month. He doesn't seem to be urinating more, however. He is walked on a leash, therefore, we see when he urinates. We changed his food to "Blue" which he refused to eat after two days and lost a lot of weight (which he could easily afford to lose). This was about the same time. We changed his food a week ago to "Natural Balance" both were the weight management variety. He is a very active, happy dog. The water consumption has continued to be very heavy. If he were ill wouldn't he at least be lethargic?

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jackie   Radcliff, KY

11/16/2008 4:01:12 PM

My 12 years old boston terrier drink excessive water and urinated a lot. I took her to the Vet twice, lab no show nothing wrong with her. What is the next step. I'm real concerned about my
dog.
Please help me.

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Pat   St Louis, MO

7/17/2008 9:41:48 AM

We used to have a Bull Terrier who would freak out when he saw us packing to go on vacation. He'd stop eating and start drinking water by the gallon until he was puking water all over the place. The first time it happened it really scared us until the vet ruled out anything serious and told us that was just the way our dog was coping with a bad case of nerves. We had to severely limit his water intake for a couple of days until his stomach settled down. After we actually left on our trips, the dog was fine with his caretakers. Go figure.

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