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Excessive drinking and peeing

Hey DT - I haven't been on in quite a while posting - life has been busy and Murphy has been fairly quiet and out of trouble. However in the last few days he has started to drink excessively - I didn't want to withhold water in the instance that it was a health issue and at first started just to consequently pee a lot but now is peeing for a few minutes at a time maybe 3 times alone just on a walk and now has even lost bladder control before getting out the door. We are going to the vet - so just to be clear - not trying to substitute online advice for a vet visit but I wanted experienced opinions to prepare myself for what this might be - from what I have read so far my first though is CAH. I may be jumping to conclusions though. Any advise greatly appreciated DT.
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Maybe diabetes
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Maybe diabetes
Kidney failure can also produce the same symptoms. Make sure the vet does a full blood panel.


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My friends just put their dog down do to liver disease. The most noticeable changes were increased water consumption and peeing in the house. Once they realized something was wrong, they realized his stomach was distended. I hope you get better news!!


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Alhtough her liver enzymes were very elevated, Sofia did NOT have liver disease, it was an infection that was taken care of and she was within range in a month.. But she did drink excessively. Don't panic, just take Murphy to your vet a.s.a.p. and as Rosemary suggested have a full panel done.. Let us know..Good thougths going your way. I know how scary symptoms like that can be.. P.S. walk away from the internet until you get a Dx from your vet.. I read every symptom and laid awake at night worried sick.
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With my cat excessive water intake & peeing was kidney issues. I'd wait for the vet's diagnosis.

(btw, had to laugh when I first read the thread title, wondering if it was your dog or a spouse.....)
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lol to the spouse comment. lol needed that laugh! We went to vet who took a full blood panel and urine test. We wont know results until tomorrow. They did do a snap test on the urine for sugar level and was negative but could still be diabetes> she noted he had lost 3kgs in little over a month and there is muscle wasting around the top of his skull/cresty knob thing. I appreciate the advice and support - will definitely let everyone know when we hear tomorrow.
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So - more questions than answers, thyroid appears to be low - 4 - doing a more indepth test to get more answers there. Urine is extremely dilute - flotation levels normal are 1030 - his are 1013. There were some white blood cells increased in his blood levels and some white blood cells in the urine. Kidney and liver function seem to be normal in the results. She seems to think there could be a parasite or perhaps lepto which is obviously very concerning.
We are waiting for further testing results now for that and further thyroid and a fecal test as well for any parasite. This is extremely frustrating.
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My parents Boarder Collie also had this and was diagnosed with Kidney Disease, it also could be Cushings. Or hopefully a bladder infection. Hopefully you'll have good news.

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Update:
Just an update for all. We have ruled out cushings/addisons. We have ruled out infection. We are still dealing with this awful issue. We are headed to a internalist for a consult/ultrasound of Murphy's kidneys tomorrow. Wish us luck. Very frustrating.
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Hopefully you'll be able to get some answers. **Hugs**


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I hope you get some answers fast on what is wrong with handsome Mr. Murphy. Silly Murphy always worrying his mommy. My thoughts are with you and I'm hoping for good news.

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So - more questions than answers, thyroid appears to be low - 4 - doing a more indepth test to get more answers there. Urine is extremely dilute - flotation levels normal are 1030 - his are 1013. There were some white blood cells increased in his blood levels and some white blood cells in the urine. Kidney and liver function seem to be normal in the results. She seems to think there could be a parasite or perhaps lepto which is obviously very concerning.
We are waiting for further testing results now for that and further thyroid and a fecal test as well for any parasite. This is extremely frustrating.
Did the vet suggest water diabetes for dilute urine? It's a big indicator of that although it can be other things. It's diabetes insipidious. Gabby my oldest Vizsla has it. She's always drank a ton and peed a ton. her urine literally looks as clean as bottled water.

This is tested with a simple urine witholding test. I'd ask the vet asap. It's simple to treat (a bit costly) and not life threatening.

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Checked for as our vet has a dog with this condition and no - not the issue apparently. Its all the more frustrating when your pup has an issue that they can't find a cause for. This is why we are headed to the specialist now. Sigh. I just want answers.
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My Dobie has started doing this too. He is 1.5 years. The vet say there are crystals in the urine and prescribed an antibiotic because she thought it was a UTI. He is still drinking and peeing excessively. What happened with your pup? Thanks.
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My Dobie has started doing this too. He is 1.5 years. The vet say there are crystals in the urine and prescribed an antibiotic because she thought it was a UTI. He is still drinking and peeing excessively. What happened with your pup? Thanks.
Crystals in the urine is called cystitis. My cat has it and I have to feed her special urinary health food to help prevent it. Please talk to your vet further.
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He is on the prescription food. I wonder what the cause is. I would like to stop feeding him that food as it is very expensive and not very good for him according to dog food ratings. I have a feeling maybe its the tap water or the plastic water bowl dispenser?
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