Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My 9 year old malteze is sick and cant stop drinking water,

Customer Question
My 9 year old...

My 9 year old malteze is sick and cant stop drinking water

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the Maltese?

She has not eaten for 2 days unlike her and she is having trouble walking

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know if the Maltese will be able to digest that. What is the Maltese's name?

Lucy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Maltese?

No she in good health normaly and full of life

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
8/5/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,817
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.
Verified

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

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 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.

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. 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.

I am terribly worried about a small dog like Lucy not eating for two days and showing these symptoms that concerns of diabetes or kidney disease should be ruled out and if this is the case time is of the essence so please consider having her seen asap to diagnose the issue and begin appropriate therapy. Both can be manageable if caught early but if it is later in the process it is more challenging to control and might not be able to get on top of the issue.

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know if I can be of any further assistance today

If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr. Altman
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Altman Your Own Question
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,817
13,817 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.

Dr. Altman is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,113 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,059 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,021 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,303 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,991 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Will it hurt my healthy dog if he eats my diabetic dogs KD.
will it hurt my healthy dog if he eats my diabetic dogs KD … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
589 satisfied customers
I have a diabetic dog. Today he is not eating. Each time he
I have a diabetic dog. Today he is not eating. Each time he drinks water it comes up. He is pawing at the ground. Have not given shot due to him not eating. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
My little Chihuahua has diabetes but is very hungry, eats,
My little Chihuahua has diabetes but is very hungry, eats, poops 4-5 times a day and is losing a lot of weight, Very worried … read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
646 satisfied customers
My little Maltese is diabetic, gets 2 injections a day. Her
My little Maltese is diabetic, gets 2 injections a day. Her BG dropped to 22 tonight and I gave her honey and peanut butter, followed by a small amount of her canned food. After an hour it came up to … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
She is just not really eating or drinking. She's not walking
She is just not really eating or drinking. She's not walking much and seems to be breathing different. She's almost 10 years old, and a long haired chihuahua … read more
Expert
Expert
Associate Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
873 satisfied customers
My diabetic dog wont eat needs his shot,bloodsugar level
my diabetic dog wont eat needs his shot,bloodsugar level high … read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,161 satisfied customers
My Maltese was sick yesterday and he didn't want to eat or
My Maltese was sick yesterday and he didn't want to eat or lick or was energetic and now his eye on the right side is swollen top and bottom he's active but I don't know what to do he had to have his … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
I have a maltese who seems to be having trouble walking,
I have a maltese who seems to be having trouble walking, seems like her gait is very unsteady. She used to be able to jump on furniture and the bed but now seems to struggle with it. In the last few w… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,978 satisfied customers
My dog is diabetic and for the past 2 days he eats some of
my dog is diabetic and for the past 2 days he eats some of his breakfast and he threw up. should I be concerned … read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
361 satisfied customers
My diabetic dog will not eat. Earlier today her stomach was
My diabetic dog will not eat. Earlier today her stomach was churning, and she has gas … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,978 satisfied customers
14 yr diabetic dog. not eating today. ate supper last night
14 yr diabetic dog. not eating today . ate supper last night and vomited this am. gave less insulin in am and pm. doctor reduced dosage on Thursday. right now she is panting and shivering. there is no… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
589 satisfied customers
Tinley 13.75 years old Diabetic .5 dosage twice a day Eats
Tinley 13.75 years old Diabetic .5 dosage twice a day Eats W/D foodTinley has had a rough day today. She woke up and vomited once before breakfast. It was mostly frothy Bile. She then refused to eat h… read more
Dr. Beth
Dr. Beth
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
389 satisfied customers
My r. My diabetic dog stopped eating friday. He is still
My diabetic dog stopped eating friday. He is still drinking water and urinating … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,455 satisfied customers
She is diabetic wouldn't eat this morning but was told to
She is diabetic wouldn't eat this morning but was told to give her shot and see if she ate tonight. She wasn't eating tonight but I put some cut up chicken in with it and she ate. She is drinking a lo… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
1 satisfied customers
13 year old cockapoo with diabetes. Not eating regular food
13 year old cockapoo with diabetes. Not eating regular food all of a sudden. Eating grass, but vomits right after. A lot of strange stomach noises.… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
57,087 satisfied customers
My Yorkie is diabetic but won't eat today. She is not
My Yorkie is diabetic but won't eat today. She is not vomiting or having diarrhea. … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,991 satisfied customers
She was diagnosed with diabetes but I think she is eating
She was diagnosed with diabetes but I think she is eating mouse pop and pee she drinks and can't hold her pee we give her a shot every morning and now at night to but still has the problem could it be… read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
361 satisfied customers
My dog is a maltese/mix, 13 yrs old, diabetic, receives
My dog is a maltese/mix, 13 yrs old, diabetic, receives insulin shots twice a day. Lately, she has been having a cough like symptom, more like a soft clearing of her throat. Eating normally, no weight… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x