Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Infections can make weird things happen. Does he have an abscess or something similar in that location?
She can also measure out how much she gives him to drink to get an idea of his input. If the skin thing doesn't turn out, then I would do blood work, tick test, urine test.
Hope he's okay and glad he's got people looking out for him!
I agree with Jean's recommendations as the next step if/when needed.
My only comment is that if the vet's diagnoses is incorrect, maybe it's two different problems? FWIW my late Too had a problem where she would drink and drink and drink ... she was an H2O dipsomaniac ... it was like whatever body part controls thirst was missing. When she went to the water bowl, I allowed her x amount of time to quinch her thirst, then I'd take up the water for a couple minutes, and put it back down ... she very seldom wanted to continue drinking when I did this. Never did find out what caused this problem, she had it until the day she died.
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