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Good evening, Stacy. Has your companion had any bloodwork thus far to determine the cause of the excessive drinking?How often do you hear the coughing?Has she been boarded, groomed or otherwise around other dogs in the last 21 days at doggy day care, dog parks or similar?
Did the excessive water consumption begin before or after the bloodwork?Do you have a copy of the bloodwork to share?How often do you hear the coughing? A few times a day? week? month?What breed is she?
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Given her age and recent onset of symptoms, I would recommend recheck bloodwork and a urinalysis. It's not uncommon for us to see that dogs develop conditions shortly after bloodwork is run and the excessive drinking is concerning for conditions like kidney disease, urinary tract infection, diabetes, cushing's disease, etc. I suspect the vomiting and coughing may be linked to the fact that she's ingesting large volumes of water and may become choked or induce vomiting. If the vomiting is a stand-alone concern, it may be linked to the aforementioned conditions, as well. I do not believe the dentastix are the cause of her symptoms alone. That said, if you think they might, remove the dentastix for a week and see if you witness any improvement. If not, it's time to visit your vet for diagnostics.
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