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My dog has been drinking tons of water lately and is very

My dog has been drinking tons of water lately and is very restless. She seems lethargic also. She still has an appetite. She is 10 years old and an 18lb Lhasa Apso. When I press her gums it turns white then immediately back to bright pink. She doesn't seem to be in any pain.

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Will be 14 yrs old in 2 weeks. She drinks and pees a lot. I

Hi. Mandy will be 14 yrs old in 2 weeks. She drinks and pees a lot. I just picked her up and she has peed 2 puddles on the carpet and she is wet on her backsides. What does this mean?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name?Customer: MandyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mandy?Customer: About a year ago the vet was checking her for excessive peeing and did mention something was elevated with her kidneys. The medication made her sick and I took her off.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My dog is 9, he is a springer pit mix and weighs about 85

Hello! My dog is 9, he is a springer pit mix and weighs about 85 lbs. For the past few months he has been OBSESSED with water, to the point he is digging under our fence to get to our rain bucket in the front yard. We took him to the vet and had his urine and blood checked, and they came back perfect...my vet doesn't seem worried, but I am...I'm wondering if it could be a thyroid issue possibly or what else I should do besides FIND A NEW VET...help. I love my dog so much and SOMETHING is driving this thirst...if you fill his bowl, he will drink it DRY then pee and start the hunt for more, even licks the deck to get water, its out of control and something is wrong!

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Rebecca

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My parents dog has just turned 16 and seems generally quite

HiMy parents dog has just turned 16 and seems generally quite fit and content but is refusing to eat which is very frustrating and worrying for us. She also drinks a lot of water and sleeps a lot.She was previously taken to see vet who just told us to feed her anything she'll eat which I thought was quite unhelpful. I have tried to encourage my parents to take her to another vet but think they are loathe to do so in case they say something serious is wrong and that she has to be put to sleep.I thought that, even if she does have a condition, that it could maybe be managed in some way!? Do you have any advice? (Yesterday all she ate was one schmacko treat and today all she's eaten is a third of a cocktail sausage!)

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My 12 year-old dog Lucy has started wetting our bed. This happened

My 12 year-old dog Lucy has started wetting our bed. This happened once last week, once earlier this week, and twice last night. She is scheduled to see her vet on Tuesday for a growth on the right side of her bum that she has had for months. My question is, if she has a UTI, USMI, or Diabetes Insipidus, should I take her to the emergency vet rather than waiting for her appt on Tuesday? She is eating, drinking, and seems to be her normal self. However, she does pant at times and her breath has a noticable odor, which is not normal for her.

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Dr. Stacy

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Pearl, we just got a 1.5 month old mastiff / staff

Hi Pearl, we just got a 1.5 month old bull mastiff / staff puppy two days ago (few days after he got the first shots) and he has been drinking and urinating excessively (probably 2-3 times more than our other 2 month old am.bulldog pupp). He has solid stool, good appetite and doesn't look sick. Its just the dehydration issue that concerns us. Could this be an infection? Stress? Our main concern is problems with kidney problems or diabetes. Should we wait few more days and then take him to a vet if he is not improving? Thanks so much for looking into this,JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: No, just excessive drinkingJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a 12 yr. old Rat Terrier acts ok but !) Drinks a lot

I have a 12 yr. old Rat Terrier acts ok but!) Drinks a lot of water and pees a lot2) Dry poop3) Throws up his food some times4) nose warm and dry

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I have a puppy girl that has a inverted vulva. At 4 1/2 weeks

I have a puppy girl that has a inverted vulva. At 4 1/2 weeks of age I took her into my regular vet as she was drinking lots of water and was not as active as her 4 sib brothers. We did blood work and checked her urine. Vet told me that her blood work was in the normal range but her liver and kidney emzines were a bit lower than what he would like to see. He stated that we could put her on antibiotics and see if this clears up a possible UTI and if she does respond, that no other test were needed. At 9 weeks, I had her first shots done by another Vet. I explained to this Vet what happened at 4 1/2 weeks and what test were done and what was discussed. I asked this Vet to run a CBC on her to see if there was any worries regarding her Liver and Kidney emzines. The results came in and the Vet told me that her blood work was completely normal.13 weeks later, I sold this puppy and explained to the new owners that she had an UTI and was treated for it. I also explained that this puppy would be more prone to UTI's until she goes through her first heat cycle and needs to go through her first heat cycle. They seem to understand this and took the puppy home.40 hours later I receive a call from the new puppy owners saying that the puppy was drinking lots of water and urinating a lot. My first thought was that she was at the beginning stages of an UTI and I offered to take the puppy to the Vet so that she could be put on an antibiotic ASAP.The Vet did a full exam on the puppy and I told her about the UTI and all the above. She looked at her vulva and said that she did in fact have an inverted vulva and showed the new puppy owner and explained that they would need to make sure that her vulva was cleaned well after urination. Blood work was done and the Vet went over all the results. The results were all in the "Normal Range" but she was concerned about the amount of water she was drinking and than went into saying that she may have Kidney disease, Liver disease or Diabetes. the Vet was saying that we would need to do an Ultrasound (Which was done that day and no abnormalities were found), X-ray and Kidney biopsy. I was completely shocked at all this as the symptoms this puppy was having was the same as before.the puppy has been on Antibiotics now for almost 6 days. Her activity level has improved by 90%; however, she is still drinking lots of water. Her Ultrasound shows no signs of any issues and her Urinalysis test results I do not have yet.If the puppy had any of these serious issues, wouldn't it not clear up with Antibiotics? Wouldn't the blood work show that she has High Sugar if she was Diabetic? And if it was Liver and or Kidney Disease, wouldn't that show up on the blood work as well? As I stated, her blood work was all in the normal range and I feel that these test that this Vet is recommending is not necessary and possibly money grabbing.Thank you for your time.Deborah

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My dog is on minocycline to treat his heart worm condition…..he

My dog is on minocycline to treat his heart worm condition…..he is now peeing in the house (and outside) much more frequently, and has never peed inside before. Looking online at side effects of minocyline I do not see more frequent urination listed. Is this normal or could he possibly have something else going on?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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