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11 year old drinking water excessively

I have recently noticed that Heidi is drinking a lot of water, much more and more often than ever before. That is her only symptom of anything wrong. She has HD and arthritis, but that is nothing new. I have an appointment with the vet for her tomorrow morning. Does anyone have ideas on what this could be or if it is likely to be anything serious?
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This is sometimes a sign of diabetes. I'm glad you have a appointment scheduled tomorrow.
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was the begining signs of my dogs kindey trouble. but your vet will know for sure

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Could also be a UTI.
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was the begining signs of my dogs kindey trouble. but your vet will know for sure
Definitely run a UA and make sure they check the proteins in the urine. Has she ever had full bloodwork done? I would ask for a chem10 that looks at CREA and BUN levels, especially if you find proteins in the urine but no bacteria.

How hot is it there? Did it get hotter during the time she started drinking more?




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was the begining signs of my dogs kindey trouble. but your vet will know for sure
For Rocky it was the first sign of liver trouble. I'm glad the OP is getting it checked out. Absolutely get a full blood workup.


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For us, it was the sign of kidney problems.

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For us, it was the sign of kidney problems.
Us too. Our major sign that we missed was the nocturnal peeing on the floor which is a sign of CRF.




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It was the first symptoms of diabetes with one of my dogs. I hope it isn't that.

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Diabetes comes to mind, is there any way that you can feel her urine, in a case of one of my past dogs the urine was very sticky.

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