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Why does my dog drink a lot of water?

asked 2017-03-05 21:10:47 -0600

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Consuming excessive amounts of water is often an indication of a medical condition. Also, in addition to an underlying medical problem, drinking excessive amounts of water may result in bloat.

Amber D.'s profile image Amber D.  ( 2017-03-06 22:37:20 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2017-03-06 12:53:09 -0600

If your dog's water intake changes significantly, there may be a medical condition. However, some dogs drink more than others or at certain times (when panting, at play, in hot environment, resource guarding, or if diarrhea).

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answered 2017-03-08 22:57:00 -0600

Possibly played so much that they're dehydrated. As Ye their food too fast and it made them thirsty. If they're crate trained and don't have access to water bowl they might be thirsty when the get let out at the end of the day.

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answered 2017-03-06 16:00:56 -0600

Drinking excessive amounts of water is often a sign of an underlying medical problem. Three of the more serious medical problems that cause a dog to drink excessive amounts of water include kidney failure, diabetes, and Cushing’s disease

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answered 2017-03-08 22:15:38 -0600

If it is excessive and out of the ordinary, talk to a vet. I have had two dogs with sudden excessive water drinking and both had serious medical problems that caused it. One had kidney stones. The other had cushings, a serious hormonal imbalance.

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