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my dog drinks a lot of water, pees in bed, lost a lot of weight. he want to eat all the time. 3 year old brittney
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.

My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next fifteen minutes or so.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello again and thanks for waiting.

I have worked out an answer for you ...

Unfortunately weight loss and drinking excessively such as you describe would always be a cause for concern in the dog, the chances are some disease process is causing these symptoms. What I will 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 test
2. Diabetes insipidus - rare but does happen - catches vets out !
3. Kidney problems - diagnosed by blood tests
4. Chronic hepatitis - diagnosed via blood tests
5. Cushings syndrome

I know this may not be what you want to hear but since 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. A quick blood test will very often shed light on the matter.

Sorry I cannot safely suggest any simple home remedies via the internet.

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

Regards,

Dr Scott

Please 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.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your dog is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the weight loss and excess drinking ...

How are things going?

Regards,

Dr Scott

Please be kind enough to rate my service to you { Using the site rating system }, such feedback really helps me maintain the quality of my answers.

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