My 14 year-old female soft coated wheaton is drinking her own urine. What can I do to stop this? Cameron
Type of Animal: wheaton terrier
Name of Dog: Molly
I walk her when I can but I am at work all day and when sleeping I can't check up on her. I don't know what to do.
A dog that is drinking her own urine, is usually a sign of severe dehydration.
A dog would do this if they had a kidney problem or other problem causing them to overproduce undiluted urine.
Possibilities include things like kidney failure, diabetes, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, etc...
I recommend that you have her in to the vet as soon as possible for a physical examination and some blood and urine tests to determine if she has one of these medical conditions.
These are treatable, manageable conditions in most cases.
If you have further questions regarding this matter, please just let me know as I would be happy to address them for you.
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11 years experience as Veterinarian
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