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My dog had no appetite and an insatiable thirst. Started

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My dog had no appetite and an insatiable thirst. Started yesterday evening. What is her problem?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- Is she on any medications?

4- Is she spayed?

5- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Spayed. No medications. Vomiting(because of too much water consumption) no preexisting conditions. The only thing different is that because of the heavy rain yesterday morn, we tied her to a different tree for about 4 hours and she had some flies burrowed into her coat when we got home.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

When a dog drinks more water than usual it is a sign of an underlying medical problem as you may already know. There are many possible causes. It will be difficult for me to pinpoint the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing, I am sorry. But, common causes are an active infection, hormonal disorders (diabetes, cushing's), kidney or liver disease and even cancer to name a few causes. I don't believe this is related to the flies burrowing in her coat. To determine which of the above is the underlying cause your family veterinarian will need to do some blood work (chemistry profile, T4 & CBC) and urinalysis as an initial screening test. Treatment will be determined by exam and test results. If cost is a concern I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Belle. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter

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