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My daughter's dog basset/beagle mix age 10 is starting to…

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Hi, my daughter's dog basset/beagle mix age 10 is starting to urinate in the house, drink more water etc. I had changed his food to grain free about 2 weeks ago and there is also a new dog in the house (2 months)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Spanky

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Spanky?

Not really, at this point.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about this change in Spanky.

He may have a UTI, urinary tract infection. That can cause dogs to drink more, and have urinary accidents. Usually a course of antibiotics will take care of the infection and the symptoms.

Since he is 10, there is also the possibility of internal disease such as diabetes, kidney disease, Cushing's disease. I would start by having a urinalysis done at your veterinarian to see if this is an infection.

Please let me know if this is helpful, and what other questions I can answer.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I did not hear back from you; were you able to see my response?

Please let me know if my answer was helpful and how your daughter's dog is doing.

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