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RemingtonDRH 02-10-2013 12:00 AM

Drinking lots of water, should I be concerned?
 
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Attachment 36954Remington is just over 6 months old and we have gotten on regular schedule of bedtime at 11am and sleeping through the night until we wake him around 6:30 or 7am for work. He grew out of the 2 am pee breaks a while ago and has been able to go through the night with no problem. We tell him to go to crate and give a small tiny treat before we shut it up for the night. The last three nights he has woken up and barked at 4am. We know not to save him but he knows he can get us to come if he really needs us with a serious bark. The first two nights we got up and assumed he must need to go to the bathroom so we open the crate and he went straight to the water bowl and drank for what seemed like forever. He didn't want to go outside he called because he was thirsty. So before our third night of this pattern my husband and I decided to forgo the treat to make sure that wasn't the reason that was making him thirsty. This ended up being the worst night so far. He woke up again at 4ish to drink then he woke us up early at 6 to pee (must have been all that water) so I am posting this on the eve on the 4th night and we will see if this will happen again. I just wanted to through this out there to see if anyone else has seen this before and whether we should be concerned with this. He has no other symptoms that make me think something is wrong, he is a growing puppy probably 65lbs at 6months could this have to do with him being a puppy?


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I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO 02-10-2013 12:02 AM

Maybe get him tested for a UTI. Excessive drinking is a common symptom-as they try to flush the bacteria out of their system. My current foster has a reoccurring UTI problem and we know it's coming back when she starts to drink a lot of water.

Cheyanna 02-10-2013 12:05 AM

Drinking lots of water, should I be concerned?
 
Fiona has done the same thing, except whine instead of bark. I kept asking the breeder if she was diabetic, because she drank so much. He said it is normal for a puppy. She drinks at least a gallon a day.


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RemingtonDRH 02-10-2013 12:29 AM

Drinking lots of water, should I be concerned?
 
Is there any way to tell if its a uti before heading to the vet?


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RemingtonDRH 02-10-2013 12:32 AM

Drinking lots of water, should I be concerned?
 
I also only notice him chugging water at that moment, during the day his water in take has stayed normal to my eye.


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RemingtonDRH 02-10-2013 12:35 AM

Drinking lots of water, should I be concerned?
 
I just thought if something else as we'll he just got his big boy teeth so he has some raw hides he is finally able to consume (he has had them but they have lasted because he didn't have the teeth to destroy them) he recently has been getting at them pretty well would that affect his need for water?


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volcano 02-10-2013 12:40 AM

my puppy is fed raw but drinks about 2-4 ounces per day. How old is the dog who drinks a gallon?


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