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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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nekovet

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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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11 year old English lab is suddenly walking flat footed both

11 year old English lab is suddenly walking flat footed both feetJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no its actually looks like all 4 feet recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and on med for thisJA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dog's name?Customer: brutusJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brutus?Customer: no pretty healthy Just noticed this the last week or soJA: 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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Dr. Joey

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Yellow lab approx.9years old... losing extreme amount of

yellow lab approx.9years old... losing extreme amount of weight and weak...back legs weak yet eating well

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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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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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Dog has ibd on prednisone . was taking 2,5 since dec... but

dog has ibd on prednisone . was taking 2,5 since dec... but was uped to 5, for a week because was not eating then 2.5 every other day.. not eating at all now on 5. mg prenisone since yester day had been vomiting white foam and some diarrhea... gave metr0diazid and cerenia for nausea ...little interested in treat this am no meal yet just laying around 12 year od.... drinlks water......lJA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: she ate fine on sunday... three meals ....maybe should have not gone the every other day route.....seemed to be better on 5 mg... also a little weaker...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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Dr. Michael Salkin

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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

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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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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Dr. Peter

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Doctoral Degree

 
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