Hi, I have a 10 week old Alaskan Malamute puppy that is in very good health except that he seems to drink very large amounts of water regularly throughout the day. Is this normal or could it be a sign of something wrong. He would be drinking at least 2 litres a day. Its not due to the climate (heat) as average daily temperature is around 60 deg F. His weight is around 9.2kg.......any idea's or am I worried about nothing. Thanks, Shayne
Type of Animal: Alaskan Malamute Dog
Name of Animal: Kobi
Hi Shayne - Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!This is actually quite common for puppies to do.They have an extremely fast metabolism, are often quite active, and as a result drink a fair bit of water.There are some puppies that have more of a fascination with water than need for water as well, ending up at the water bowl for this reason too.It would be quite uncommon for there to be a medical cause for this, and more common for their metabolism or even behavior to direct this water intake.Especially if they are eating well, playful, growing well - and otherwise normal.Before rating - Please REPLY at any time if more information is needed and I would be glad to reply back and help!Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) and bonus is appreciated as this is the way the professional receives credit for their time. If for any reason the rating box is not visible or you are unable to enter a rating, please send me a message. Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Join thousands of satisfied customers by adding me to your bookmarks/favorites: CriticalCareVet. Just type your future question in the text box to direct it to my personal attention.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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