Excessive Water Drinking

by Camille
(Powhatan, Virginia)

Our 4 year old GP has always been a big water drinker but this winter has been drinking water excessively. She is a rescue dog and has been with us for almost 3 years now. When we adopted her she was heartworm positive and underwent treatment successfully. She has since been healthy. With the onset of this excessive water drinking she has been tested for multiple conditions including diabetes insipidus and hormone imbalances but everything comes back normal. Of course, she has had a high urine output but her kidneys have been tested and are normal. She has been urinating in the house on occasion as well. Is there any known condition that GP's get that may cause these symptoms?

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Jan 22, 2017
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Excessive Drinking
by: Donna

Not that I am aware of, Camille.

You may need to change vets to get another opinion. There could be other underlying issues including Cushings.

Read these articles for some more information:

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/05/07/dog-water-consumption.aspx]

Here is some information on Cushings:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/natural-solutions-for-cushings-disease/

Jan 23, 2017
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Bladder or UTI
by: Anonymous

Perhaps your dog might have a urinary tract infection or bladder infection?

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