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Old 05-20-2011, 11:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Time for a vet visit....in addition to the other possible medical issues already listed, excessive thirst/urination is also a symptom of diabetes.......
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Same here. Our 6 month old has ALWAYS been a water addict. She will drain a bathtub given a chance. She's recently had surgery and was given a full workup. Nothing wrong and no diseases or uti. She just loves water more than anything else on earth. It also doesn't affect her peeing. I can pull water up at 5pm and she'll still be able to conjur up enough for a few accidents in her crate at night!

Should I just leave it out at all times in the hopes that the novelty of water whenever she wants it wears off and she starts taking what she needs? Had a trainer that said water shouldn't be available too often as it is taken advantage of by puppies. I think all I did was make her think every drink is the last one she'll ever get!


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Old 11-25-2012, 01:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Puppies that are obsessed with drinking water tend to come from environments that limited it.

I would leave it down so that she knows there is always going to be water available.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OK, just my 2 cents worth.

Question: what part of the country do you live in? Are you in an area where you are already using heat in your home for the colder days? If so, do you by chance have gas heat? If this is the case, you may just be looking at a dog who is being exposed to dryer air causing her to be more thirsty. However, winter in general will usually just make for dryer air.

During the winter time here in Tennessee we go through 4-5 refills of water in 3 x-large water bowls a day. We have gas heat and it drys us all out. On a side note, gas heat also makes you feel more cold when you go outside in the cooler weather.

My personal advice:

1) go ahead and make an appointment with your vet as none of us here can really say what it is. Unless other symptoms are prevelant, I'd just schedule a rountine check-up and add some blood work to rule out Crushings, diabetes, Lymphoma etc.

2) In the mean time, while you are waiting for your appointment (unless of course you are seeing other symptoms that are causing you anxiety, then its time for an emergency visit), place bowls of water around your house in out of the way places. I personally use decorative vases and just place them up where they can't be knocked over. Or, you could go invest in a humidifier if you don't already have one. Make sure it's adequate for the area your dog and your family live in. Adding green plants to your home also helps to combat "dryness of gas heat and overall winter effects" as long as you actually water them

Again, this is just my thinking based on your post.

EDIT: Just realized this is an older post that was recently bumped but as it's winter time and I'm sure ppl will begin to see their dogs drinking more I'll leave my two cents anyway.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Mine does the same. Took him to the regional vet college and they did all sorts of tests including ultra sound of kidneys. Their conclusion was that everything is normal and he just likes water. They had a fancy term for it and cost me about $700.
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Yup,as predicted,Valant refuses to drink water even after an hour of hiking the parks around here.

Colder weather makes up for it.

But Valant has a purty messed cooling system since he had his heat stroke.

You should see him running all over the place,jumping like a pup all the time at the park...you dont see that from April to end of september!

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Mine does the same. Took him to the regional vet college and they did all sorts of tests including ultra sound of kidneys. Their conclusion was that everything is normal and he just likes water. They had a fancy term for it and cost me about $700.
I forgot to mention that the Va/Md Regional Vet College said a dog the size of mine, 55lbs at 11 months should be consuming over 40 ounces of water a day. Seemed like a lot to me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I fill Wyatt's bowl at least twice a day and he drinks penny's water too! He's spoiled though, will only drink fresh water!


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This is what I like about Raw I have 6 adult dogs in our home right now and I only clean and fill up the water bowl once a day. Our water bowl is a medium sized mixing bowl. I would say they drink 3/4 of the bowl between them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I agree with Raw feeding..i fill rex water bowl once every 2-3 days with fresh water as he barely drinks water. He drinks more after chewing on his bone though otherwise never drinks much!


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