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My dog has recently started drinking so much water. He

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My dog has recently...

My dog has recently started drinking so much water. He drinks and drinks, and will not stop. He has thrown up , nothing but water

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?

Not that I can think of. I have had company, and I think they have given him some people food. That's the only thing, I know of.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** was born in 2009. He is a rescue puppy, My granddaughter got him at Pet Smart

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

I think that's all, Thank you

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Apple. Drinking more than usual (polydipsia) and urinating a higher volume of urine (polyuria) are danger signs for quite a few disorders. These include both hepatic and renal insufficiencies, urinary tract infection involving the kidneys; diabetes mellitus, Cushing's disease, hyperthyroidism - all three will also cause increased hunger (polyphagia), hypercalcemia (increased serum calcium level – often due to lymphoma), electrolyte (sodium, potassium, chloride) imbalances, and the rarer Addison's disease, diabetes insipidus, and brain tumor involving the hypothalamus. Apple's vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests in order to clarify what those symptoms are signifying. Please fast Apple for at least 4 hours prior to a blood draw for the most accurate test results. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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