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My dog is drinking a lot of water



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My dog is drinking a lot of water at times. Usually not a problem but when we take him out on our long walks, he wants to drink a lot of water. If we are out for over an hour, he drinks between 1.5 and 2 liters during our walk. He goes off leash and plays for a long time. Sometimes I think he wants to have a drink to hydrate himself but then i watch his behavior. He seems to be having trouble with this and tries to go after cars and run away if i'm trying to stop him. We are not outside long and he still wants to drink. I've noticed he goes down hill or goes to a secluded area to drink. This behavior continues for a day. Does he need more water? I know that if we are out for an hour he needs to drink but I'm not sure if this is too much. Thanks

My dog is drinking a lot of water at times. Usually not a problem but when we take him out on our long walks, he wants to drink a lot of water. If we are out for over an hour, he drinks between 1.5 and 2 liters during our walk. He goes off leash and plays for a long time. Sometimes I think he wants to have a drink to hydrate himself but then i watch his behavior. He seems to be having trouble with this and tries to go after cars and run away if i'm trying to stop him. We are not outside long and he still wants to drink. I've noticed he goes down hill or goes to a secluded area to drink. This behavior continues for a day. Does he need more water? I know that if we are out for an hour he needs to drink but I'm not sure if this is too much. Thanks

I have a similar problem, my dog wants to drink a lot of water. But when we go out in the open, he still wants to drink! I've been told I should hold him during a walk and we go to water stations, that would be more healthy. How can I do that without holding him?

My dog is drinking a lot of water at times. Usually not a problem but when we take him out on our long walks, he wants to drink a lot of water. If we are out for over an hour, he drinks between 1.5 and 2 liters during our walk. He goes off leash and plays for a long time. Sometimes I think he wants to have a drink to hydrate himself but then i watch his behavior. He seems to be having trouble with this and tries to go after cars and run away if i'm trying to stop him. We are not outside long and he still wants to drink. I've noticed he goes down hill or goes to a secluded area to drink. This behavior continues for a day. Does he need more water? I know that if we are out for an hour he needs to drink but I'm not sure if this is too much. Thanks

1 month ago, my dog was drinking 2 litres per hour. I could tell from his gait, but it looked like he was working very hard, like a marathon runner.

He had trouble getting up stairs as well as his back legs.

His vet told me to keep him at a hydrated level of 2 litres per day.

He's drinking so much water he has diarrhea, sometimes a few times per day.

He's eating well, not gaining weight.

The diarrhea has gone, but he is still drinking too much water.

I think he's a bit dehydrated, but not dangerously dehydrated, but I'm not sure.

I would not say your dog is too dehydrated. 2 liters per hour is ok, but it doesn't sound right that he would be having diarrhea as well. Have you done a test for diarrhea? Could it be a different problem?

This is so similar to what I am having. I have a 4 year old male Lab, we don't know what he weighs, he has no tags or ID. I have been keeping a tab on the water he drinks (and that my husband has been giving him).

I've been watching the water over the past few weeks and it goes back to the same pattern. A few hours go by and he's drinking 2-4 litres. Then a day passes and he goes back to around 2 litres per hour. Then he goes to 4 hours and down to 2. So it's not a steady decline.

There are many times when he has two, three or more hours of drinking before we get up, he's up at 4-5 am so he's not going to bed around 1 am.

I thought it was kidney problems so I had him tested. He had a little bit of protein in his urine. Still not a great sign, but I also thought it could be the water he was drinking so I switched to bottled water (I'm sure this wasn't good either) and I had a vet check him. He had a kidney stone.

So, I'm going to get it removed.

I hope this helps you, I'm going to contact my vet and see how the kidney stone removal works and how much it is to get it removed.

If you are going to contact your vet, take your dog in so that they can check him out and do the necessary tests.

And, if your vet's office requires an appointment, try to schedule one. I would hate for my dog to end up in the hospital for a few days while he gets treatment. My husband was really angry when he found out it was the vet's fault, though.

You are passing a lot of fluids. You don't want him in a heat state, but if you do the next best thing is to offer water mixed with electrolytes (just add salt to regular water).

I would start with water because I bet your dog won't care to drink electrolyte water after losing so much electrolytes.

I haven't been following this thread. I hope everything went ok. Are you still using hydromorphone? I would probably switch to oxycodone. The only downside is if you give oxycodone for chronic pain, you will have to give a high dose and it will cause hyperalertness and hyperactivity. If your dog is having bladder issues, I would switch to clonidine. It doesn't bother your dog's bladder. You can give a much lower dose.

I really hate to see your dog going to the hospital. Make sure that you take your dog in so that they can check him out. I'm sure your vet will tell you if your dog needs more surgery.

I went on some really good medication which is a combination of oxycodone, and clonidine, and clonidine and an anti depressant. This helped me a lot.

You need to be super careful with the oxycodone because this can lead to kidney failure. So just be sure your dog has a clean bill of health.

And I wish you luck. Maybe my dog and your dog can meet some day.


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