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1- Did your vet do any testing like blood work and x-rays?
2- What is the name of the antibiotic he was given?
3- Is he on any medications at home?
4- Was he seen by your vet because he was drinking and urinating more?
I am confused, when he was seen by your vet was he seen because he was drinking more or because of the anal glands?
Lucy, thank you for the clarification. In response to your question, an injection of antibiotics should not cause your dog to urinate and drink more than usual. However, there are medications like corticosteroids that we sometimes use to treat anal gland disorders that can make a dog drink more than usual and as a result urinate more than usual. It is also important to remember that there are medical conditions that would cause a dog to drink more than usual. For example, patients with diabetes, cushing's syndrome, tumors, infections, etc. do drink more than usual as a result of the disease itself. So, I would recommend you phone your family vet and find out specifically the type of injection that he received. If your vet did not give any corticosteroids I would discuss with your vet about doing some blood work and urinalysis as an initial screening test to rule out the above-mentioned diseases. The fact that he was sick points more toward another underlying disorder as described above. Until you speak or see his vet I would change his diet to a bland diet of rice with boiled boneless chicken or ground beef. You can also start him on Zantac (ranitidine) 75mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Zantac over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).
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