Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

He drinks a lot! Thats about it. Hes a good boy. Fixed about…

Customer Question
He drinks a lot! ...

He drinks a lot!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

Thats about it. Hes a good boy. Fixed about 10 yrs old. We rescued him. He has a toumor that she said was benign in his mouth. Doesnt seem to bother him. Very active. When we let him out of kennel he goes crazy trying to find water

Veterinarian's Assistant: Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?

Hercules

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

Other than the drinking i dont think so. We have only had him a couple days

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
9/11/2017
Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 35,538
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Hercules. 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. Hercules vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of fasted blood and urine tests in order to clarify what those symptoms are signifying. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 35,538
35,538 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,540 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,193 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,294 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
Our dog, which we just rescued a week ago, has heartworm and
Our dog, which we just rescued a week ago, has heartworm and starts treatment this week. We are also trying to learn how to keep him from trying to be dominant. He is a mixed breed, and he is highly e… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
11,252 satisfied customers
I don't know what happened with my dog. Its a 14 months old
I don't know what happened with my dog. Its a 14 months old female golden retriever. All of a sudden she started to have problems breathing and started coughing, well actually trying to cough, the onl… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,484 satisfied customers
What part of the canine brain governs behaviour? How does
What part of the canine brain governs behaviour? How does it work (chemical, hormone, structural)? And is there any connection to either hearing or vision impairment?… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,484 satisfied customers
My dog does not ask to go outside (he is 1 yr old and we got
My dog does not ask to go outside (he is 1 yr old and we got him from a shelter about 3 months ago) and has recently had 3 accidents inside (none before). he just stands there or lays down in front of… read more
Candy
Candy
Veterinary Technician
7,973 satisfied customers
Went to the vet when my puppy developed a case of Kennel cough.
Went to the vet when my puppy developed a case of Kennel cough. Right now there's no telling how well he will get. The vet gave stronger antibiotics to see if he will get better by next week. If not t… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
25 satisfied customers
puppy: his left ear area...pawing gently..shakes..bothering
My puppy seems to have something wrong with his left ear area...pawing gently in that area often. He shakes his head often as though something is bothering him in that area. Otherwise he seems good. C… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,669 satisfied customers
dachshund mix: vomiting..his poop..chocolate milkon..shaking
My 10lb Dacshund mix has been vomiting early this morning about 4 am a couple of times and his poop was aa lot and soupy he dry heaving early this morning after and when i took himout side he unleashe… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,294 satisfied customers
My 10 year old spring has a couple of fatty lumps..cage..lethargic
My 10 year old spring has a couple of fatty lumps on his rib cage, over recent weeks he has begun to drink excessively, pees for about a minute each time he pees, he is eating normally, but is losing … read more
Animal Eyes
Animal Eyes
Veterinary Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
968 satisfied customers
Rottie: yr old male..Hes..stomach problems(windy,smelly,loose stools)
My 4 yr old male Rottie has been diagnosed with vitalligo. Hes a rescue dog and I dont know his history. Since Ive had him he had stomach problems(windy,smelly,loose stools). I had him tested and we e… read more
LennyDVM
LennyDVM
Doctoral Degree
225 satisfied customers
I have a 3.5-4 pound yorkie and she keeps going to the ...
I have a 3.5-4 pound yorkie and she keeps going to the water bowl and drinking repeatedly as soon as she walks to the bedroom, she turns around and goes back to the water bowl and then she keeps throw… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,669 satisfied customers
dog: I visited him thurs & his gums, nose and tongue were horribly dry
My dog had knee surg.Wed. Surgery seems to have gone well. I visited him thurs & his gums, nose and tongue were horribly dry. All I did was mention water and he put his head up. Told the tech he neede… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,669 satisfied customers
dog: rescued..had kennel cough..giving him the antibiotic
We rescued a dog from the kennel last Fri. Feb. 29 and they said he had kennel cough. We have been giving him the antibiotic and separating him from our 3 and 1/2 golden retriever. It if Fri. March 7,… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,669 satisfied customers
My 3 month old puppy absolutely refuses to go #2 outside
My 3 month old puppy absolutely refuses to go #2 outside and when we catch him we rush him outside and when we get there he wants nothing to do with going anymore, until we go back inside...what shall… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
Im beside myself with worry. I adopted a beautiful
I'm beside myself with worry. I adopted a beautiful Newfoundland 2 yr old male dog from an animal shelter. There were many very sick dogs there but this one seemed okay. They held him for 2 weeks pend… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
how do i stop my 90 lb rott from licking his incision where ...
how do i stop my 90 lb rott from licking his incision where he got fixed?.....We do not have a cone for his head and all the vets are closed and it is starting to bleed a little.… read more
Tracy M
Tracy M
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Bachelor's Degree
170 satisfied customers
i have a 9 yr old un newtered english mastiff male with a ...
i have a 9 yr old un newtered english mastiff male with a anal gland right side swollen how do i lance it ie what do i use? and what do i do after i lance it and drain it ? help andy thanks… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
dog: aggression..friendly..his toys, and has stopped wagging his tail
My dog has become agressive just in the last two days. He seems to be in pain either on his tail or hindquarters somewhere--this seems to be when the aggression is the worst, when he is touched there.… read more
Terri
Terri
Healthcare/behavior specialist
Private
22,669 satisfied customers
puppy: my 8 week..antibiotics..there nose but cant.she is active
my 8 week old puppy seems to have like a cold or something she has been sneezing for a week now i took her to vet he gave me some antibiotics said it should clear in couple days.her sneezing continues… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x