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Hello and welcome,This is just a quick note to let you know that I have picked up your question and am working on it now.My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience in treating cats and dogs and smaller pets, rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect to receive a written reply sometime within the next ten minutes or so.Regards,Dr Scott
Hello againSorry to hear Ollie has this problem, however I have worked out an answer for you below.While I cannot accurately diagnose his problem via the Internet I can give you the following general information based on my past experience of a great many such cases over the years. The bot***** *****ne is that drinking excessively such as you describe would always be a cause for concern, the chances are some disease process is causing these symptoms so this is something you should have checked out.What I can do though is to talk you through just some of the possible causes of excess drinking [ polydipsia ] that I know. This is the personal list I use when presented with a dog like yours, the chances are that the disease your dog is suffering from is here somewhere ...1. Diabetes mellitus - sugar diabetes - easy diagnosis via blood test2. Diabetes insipidus - rare but does happen - catches vets out !3. Kidney problems - diagnosed by blood tests4. Chronic hepatitis - diagnosed via blood tests5. Cushings syndromeSince there is such a range of diagnosis the only advice I can give you is that you should have your dog checked over by your vet sooner rather than later. There is rarely any scope for home remedies in this sort of situation, however a quick blood test will very often shed light on the matter.Regards,
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Hello again,I am just checking back in to see how Ollie is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning his excess drinking ...Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
Thanks so much for the update.
I am glad Ollie has returned to normal ...
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