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The only symptom my dog has is drinking a lot more than normal

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the only symptom my dog has is drinking a lot more than normal and then of course peeing more
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello, What you are describing is called polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyuria (increased urination).It can easily suggest problems like:1. Urinary tract infection (more so in females)2. Diabetes3. Kidney diease4. liver problems5. Cushing's disease (a endocrine condition where the body is producing excessive amounts of its own steroids, and it is somewhat common).So, I would recommend a basic blood test AND urine test. That will quickly ruleout many of these concerns. Good Luck!Dr. Andy