Is it concerning that my dog is drinking water excessively?

Original Question: Should I be concerned if my dog is drinking an excessive amount of water? - Linda

Is it concerning that my dog is drinking water excessively? Jul 14, 2017

Hi Linda,

Absolutely! If you’ve noticed your pet drinking more water than they used to, it could be a sign of a significant problem. Diabetes, kidney disease, adrenal gland disease, and even some types of cancer can cause polydipsia (drinking excessive water). The earlier you have it checked out with your vet, the better the long-term outlook for your pet may be.

Dr. Ryan Llera

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