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Q: Q: Why is my dog drinking more?

 

As with many problems that affect our dogs and cats, increased thirst may arise for a variety of reasons; some serious, others less so. Drinking more can be symptomatic of  medical condition; for example renal dysfunction, liver disease or diabetes insipidus, and for this reason if your pet is drinking more than usual it is very important to seek veterinary advice if matters do not resolve quickly. A urine specific gravity test is a relatively inexpensive and non invasive means to check that the kidneys are able to concentrate the urine properly. Occasionally some dogs can become psychologically obsessed by drinking water and the excess fluid intake causes medullary washout that makes them want to drink even more. Please see our Increased Thirst fact sheet for further advice 

 

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