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Dog urinates frequently throughout the day and night. What

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dog urinates frequently throughout the day and night. What could be the cause and what are some suggested remedies
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Hello. Is your dog drinking more than usual?Any change in appetite?Any change in panting? Or mentation?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No changes to his appetite or water intake. I must ado this issue has been going on for about 8months. Its becoming a problem because no one can take him out multiple times a day
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Ok. I think I would start from the beginning. First, do a urinalysis. We can determine if he's concentrating his urine appropriately. If not, then it's likely a metabolic or hormone issue- diabetes, Cushing's, kidney disease, liver disease. If he's concentrating, then we look for blood that could point to a chronic UTI (urinary tract infection). If so, we culture to see what it is. I would also either ultrasound or x-ray the bladder. This is to look for bladder stones and bladder tumors. They can look similar in causing increased frequency of urination. I think there is a true medical issue, the question is which one and is it treatable/ curable or not. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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