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9 year old Boxer has been drinking excessive amounts of

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9 year old Boxer has been drinking excessive amounts of water for a week, eating little and now is trembling and lethargic - does this sound like an emergency?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 8 months ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog is acting so strangely tonight. Based on your description of his symptoms, I would be really worried that he has something going on. Diabetes, Diabetic ketoacidosis, Addison's disease, kidney disease would be the first things that come to mind.

I would consider, if you are able, to take him to your local animal emergency room this evening. They will recommend bloodwork and possibly a urinalysis. They may also recommend x-rays.

Does this help? What other questions do you have?

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 8 months ago.

Hi,

How is your dog doing tonight? Did you end up taking him to the emergency room over the weekend? Do you have any questions for me?

Dr. Amanda