|10-19-2013 02:08 AM|
I too am going through the same thing! My pup is wonderful until she gulps down water. We put her on a food and water schedule. We can't get her to the door fast enough in the mornings. But get this. At night she never wets in our room where she sleeps. Only when she touches the cold tile!
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|10-19-2013 12:46 AM|
Young dogs can have genetic kidney failure . . Your vets should insist on blood work and urinalysis. If they don't either insist on it or find another vet.
Drinking excessive water and peeing so much is not normal.
Just because pup looks good doesn't mean something is not going on. Friend had a gorgeous Sheltie pup, active and beautiful and was drinking a lot and peeing. Went to vet, had bloodwork done , pup was in acute kidney failure.
Insist on bloodwork or find another vet.
|10-19-2013 12:23 AM|
|katieliz||oh yeah, INSIST on urinalysis and bloodwork. young and healthy looking means NOTHING. also would have to suggest a new veterinarian. and welcome to the board, what a cute youngster!|
|10-19-2013 12:22 AM|
Everyone thinks diabetes with excessive drinking but rarely presents as that. I would do full bloodwork and urinalysis to rule out kidney function
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|10-19-2013 12:10 AM|
I would insist on them doing tests to rule things out. When my dog got sick they tried everything to diagnose him. He ended up having Myasthenia Gravis. Which a 9 month old (almost 10 month old) dog normally does not get.
I question and research everything now. If your vet doesn't know ask for a referrel to a specialist. It may not have made a difference in Riley's case, but I wish we had gone sooner. It was only one day (we were waiting for biopsies to come back), but I still regret it.
Any tests your vet does they will send to the specialist.
|10-19-2013 12:06 AM|
|Rangers_mom||Could it be diabetes?|
|10-18-2013 11:55 PM|
HELP excessive drinking/urination
I adopted a German Shepard mix from an animal shelter recently. The vet say he appears to be about 6-8 months old. Super sweet boy, very soft fur, full of energy, loves to play and loves to eat. When I got him he was very thin and is starting to fill out after 2 weeks. The major problem I have is the urinating! If I fill a big water bowl full he will gulp it ALL down (we're talking a half gallon) and then proceed to pee EVERYWHERE! I took him to my mother's house where he gulped down the water there, she refilled it 2 times and he peed in her house 5 times within 3 hours. He's been twice to the vet, different vets, and both told me the same thing: they aren't concerned it's a kidney failure issue or diabetes because he is too young and healthy looking. I have yet to do blood work or urine screen because neither vet recommended it. I've put him on a water/food schedule where I let him drink water after eating and/or right before I take him out for a walk. That seems to help some but he still pees in the house if I cant get him out the door fast enough after allowing him to drink (or first thing in the morning) Does any have a similar experience? Any advice? Please help. I love this little guy so much but my Landlord isn't fond of all the peeing on the carpet!