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Has gain weight since Oct. Been thristy, heavy breathing,

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Has gain weight since...

Has gain weight since Oct. Been thristy, heavy breathing, hes potty train & i came home & looked like he peed on the carpet.

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

He used to have seizures

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

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: 9 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

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

Is he on any medication for his seizures?

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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 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.

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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No the vet never put him on any pills
Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 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.

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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 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.

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