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Some redness and droopy eyes. Drinking way more water. Not

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Some redness and droopy eyes. Drinking way more water. Not inhaling dog food as normal. Black lab,about 7 yrs
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

So sorry to hear that your dog is showing these symptoms. There are a wide variety of causes of increased water intake in dogs and a first morning urine sample evaluation (collected in a tupperware container, refrigerated if more than an hour old), examination, and bloodwork is warranted to determine the origin or these symptoms. The drooping eyes and reduced appetite can also go along with the possible causes in your dog

Differentials for the symptoms include a urinary tract infection (even without overt signs of blood in urine), kidney disease, bladder stones/ crystals, liver issues, endocrine disease such as Cushing's, diabetes, if your dog is a female not spayed then infection in her uterus can also be a cause. Once diagnostics are done hopefully an answer as far as cause can be determined and appropriate therapy can be initiated but gathering more information is the key to getting her treated and hopefully resolve the symptoms currently experiencing.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 7 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is your Lab doing today? I would love an update when you are able

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