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My dog who is over 13 has been urinating less frequently.

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My dog who is over 13 has been urinating less frequently. But she has also been drinking less water. Could this be a UTI?
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I'm Dr. Jo and I'm a licensed veterinarian with more than twenty years of experience. I'm here to help with your question about your dog urinating less frequently. I'm so sorry you are noticing this and are worried about it, but glad you're looking for the information you need.

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To start with, I want to let you know these are NOT the typical signs associated with a urinary tract infection. Typically dogs with UTIs drink either the same or more than normal, and they are preoccupied with urinating frequent small amounts, oftentimes straining unproductively.

This doesn't sound like a UTI at all, I'm afraid.

I know you're concerned about your dog. While these changes don't point towards anything specific, they can be associated with a variety of illnesses. It would be wise to have your senior girl evaluated by a veterinarian, including performing basic blood and urine tests.

I'm so sorry she's got you worried.

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