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emmylouheavington posted:
we have a 6 month old pomeranian that has had 2 seizures in the past she is very active but does not drink alot of water but leaves big and small puddles all over floor and it's 4 times what she takes in we are worried . what could be wrong
rohvannyn responded:
The first thing I would think of is diabetes but that is usually associated with excessive thirst. Is what she passes really four times what she takes in? It may not look like much water when she drinks it, but try spilling it on the floor and it will look like a lot.
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Hi there,
A doggie would get very dehydrated if they didn't drink to keep up with their urination but sometimes they don't seem to drink enough. Diabetes would be a good thought but juvenile diabetes is rare in the dog. We should check a urine sample at the veterinarian and perhaps some blood work so see if there might be something, say liver disease, causing the seizures and urinating more. Do not restrict her water intake...and sounds like you are worried she is not drinking enough. Hope you are able to find out what she has, Dr. Sandy


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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