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    My aunts lab Bo is drinking a lot of water lately she just had him to the vet a couple of weeks ago becuse he had a seizure and they said since it was his first one they could put him on medicine but she choose not to. since then he has been drinking a ton of water and peeing in the house occasionally any advice would be helpfully,

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    He needs to go on that medication. Why did she not want the medicine?
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    because the vet said she could but it would not cure him and since he only had one there was really nothing they could do if he had more to come back but he has not had any more just these other issues.

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    Take him back to the vet...Why risk it?

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    I agree with the above it would never hurt. I think it is in the bes tintrest of the dog to.
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    DId they have him checked for diabetes?
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    more blood tests. as said above, check for diabetes.

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    How old is the dog? If the dog is excessively drinking and peeing, your aunt really should take the dog back to the vet and have a blood test done to check liver and kidney function. If the vet wants to put the dog on anti-seisure medications then they should know the status of the dog's liver anyway since some seisure medication, like phenobarbitol can damage the liver. My last dog, Marley, had seisures and if they were only occasional I would have thought twice about keeping her on the seisure meds because it made her so lethargic (and also made her excessively drink and pee). In any case several years later some other issues came up and we found out she was hypothyroid. The thyroid meds completely eliminated the seisures and we were able to take her off the seisure medication. If you are looking for more info on canine seisures check out canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels online. They have ALOT of helpful information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deidra View Post
    He needs to go on that medication. Why did she not want the medicine?
    ONE seizure is NO reason to go on medication. Only until the dog starts having recurring episodes close together does the problem require medication. ONE seizure could have been an environmental poisoning or a reaction to overuse of aerosol sprays in the home.

    I do recommend additional blood tests. Excessive thirst is a sign of diabetes. I would want a full blood panel and thyroid test done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvBrown View Post
    ONE seizure is NO reason to go on medication. Only until the dog starts having recurring episodes close together does the problem require medication. ONE seizure could have been an environmental poisoning or a reaction to overuse of aerosol sprays in the home.

    I do recommend additional blood tests. Excessive thirst is a sign of diabetes. I would want a full blood panel and thyroid test done.
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