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Can you tell me how long this has been going on?
Have you noticed any blood in the urine?
Any increase in his appetite or water intake?
Any weight loss?
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Increased drinking and urination can be due to many things especially in a senior dog.
It could be something as simple as a urinary tract infection, however when we see this accompanied by an increased appetite we become more concerned about things like Cushings disease and diabetes.
Kidney disease can also cause increased drinking and urination but this normally causes decrease or complete loss of appetite.
Increased appetite, increased drinking and increased urination does warrant a vet visit. They will likely start with a simple urinalysis. If he shows no signs of infection or the urine tests positive for glucose then your vet may want to do blood work to check the blood glucose levels and to look for any elevations that would warrant testing for Cushings disease.
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