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03-02-2014 12:19 AM
rherzog I would take your advice, but German Shepherds unfortunately are known for turning their stomachs when they drink too much which usually ends up being fatal. I am not going to let him drink water without my supervision because of him already wanting to drink so much... But I am going to get bloodworm done ASAP.

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03-01-2014 02:05 AM
Originally Posted by rherzog View Post
He is given as much water as he needs during the day then he is told to kennel up for the night without access to food or water. That's how I've raised all of my dogs, and the others weren't half as parched as he is.

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I wouldn't be doing this until you get the blood work done.....if he does have a kidney issue he needs access to water at all times.
If his bloods come back normal maybe try water during the night.......if he is just a thirsty boy he might be making up for what he doesn't get during the night during the day.
03-01-2014 12:55 AM
rherzog Already tried the drowning with water, and he reacts the same way as if it were his normal dry food. He is to the point of becoming way too picky to eat anything.

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03-01-2014 12:54 AM
rherzog His bowel movements are fine and very regular and he is going to the bathroom regularly. When he was a small puppy he couldn't control his bladder and would pee everywhere when he got just a little bit excited but now he's doing better, and regularly peeing.

He is given as much water as he needs during the day then he is told to kennel up for the night without access to food or water. That's how I've raised all of my dogs, and the others weren't half as parched as he is.

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03-01-2014 12:39 AM
selzer I agree to check him out at the vet.

I would probably try drowning his food in water once and see what he does, will he just drink the water off, and leave the food?
03-01-2014 12:20 AM
sparra What's his condition like?
Does he have access to water overnight in his kennel so he is not super thirsty in the morning?
Kidneys was my first thought so a trip to the vets for some blood work would be first thing I would do.
03-01-2014 12:07 AM
BowWowMeow Please get blood work done immediately. The first thing that came to my mind was kidney disease. Hopefully that's not it but both of those things are symptoms of kidney disease. The next thing I thought of was EPI. That will not show up with regular bloodwork--you need to get a TLI done.

How are his poops?
02-28-2014 11:50 PM
rherzog I agree. I am going to get him tested here within the next week. I was hoping to find someone who has had similar issues or a similar experience so they could inform me on what might be going on.
02-28-2014 11:47 PM
jocoyn It definitely sounds like a vet trip is in order with the excessive drinking.
02-28-2014 11:43 PM
rherzog I haven't done any testings yet... Up until a short while ago I honestly thought that he had a "control," or mental problem with eating because he would eat everything off of my plate if I gave him a chance. He sits in front of me begging while I eat my human food but will not touch his.
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