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Hello again,Sorry to hear Annie is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you below.1. While I cannot accurately diagnose your dog's problem via the Internet I can give you the following general information based on my past experience of a great many such cases over the years. The bot***** *****ne is that drinking excessively such as you describe would always be quite a cause for concern, the chances are some disease process is causing these symptoms so this is something you should have checked out sooner rather than later.2. What I can do though is to talk you through just a few of the common possible causes of excess drinking [ polydipsia ] that I know of. This is the personal list I use when presented with a dog like yours, the chances are that the disease your dog is suffering from is here somewhere ...A. Diabetes mellitus - sugar diabetes - easy diagnosis via blood testB. Diabetes insipidus - rare but does happen - catches vets out !C. Kidney problems - diagnosed by blood testsD. Chronic hepatitis - diagnosed via blood testsE. Cushings syndrome3. Since there is such a range of diagnosis the only advice I can give you is that you should have your dog checked over by your vet sooner rather than later. Sadly there is rarely any scope for home remedies in this sort of situation, however a thorough clinical examination followed by a quick blood test will very often shed light on the matter.
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Hello again,I am just checking back in to see how Annie is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning her excess drinking ...Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.