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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Has gain weight since Oct. Been thristy, heavy breathing,

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Has gain weight since Oct. Been thristy, heavy breathing, hes potty train & i came home & looked like he peed on the carpet.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: He used to have seizures
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: His last seizure was Aug . He hasnt had once since. Unless he has them while im at work. Hes a Australian Shepard 2 yrs old
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Australian Shepherd.

Is he on any medication for his seizures?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

Increased thirst, and heavy breathing can be a sign of a condition called Cushing's disease, but that would not be common in a dog his age. It could be due to side effects of medication, so it will help to know if he is on any medications or supplements for his seizures.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

I might start by having a urinalysis done by your veterinarian, to check for something like a UTI, urinary tract infection.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No the vet never put him on any pills
Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

I am so sorry I was not online when you got back to me.

I would begin with a urinalysis, to see if he has a bladder infection causing him to urinate in the house. Blood tests might also be helpful in determining why he is thirsty.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

I have not heard back from you; how is he doing?

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