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Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
It appears that your sweet gal has a few problems that may or may not be related. This increased water consumption could be due to a disease called Cushings Disease that will also cause skin problems. Diabetes can also cause excessive thirst and , if your girl is not spayed, a Pyometra can cause excessive thirst. A Low thyroid condition can cause skin conditions cauising the brown skin due to excessive scratching. I urge you, as a proud owner of a mini schnauzer that I LOVE and as a veterinarian, to take your gal to a veterinary Specialist. This could be complicated testing for these diseases and then trying to regulate them.
It is very important that your gal have a battery of tests done to determine what is causing her issues...these may be related and treatment could ease her discomfort.Does that make sense to you?
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