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    Runswith2labs is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultExcessive consumption of water and urination in my male lab

    This is my first time posting and it's the above situation with my 17 month old male lab that is becoming a challenge. I've looked on line and read about Polydypsia and Polyuria. The only thing that seems to match is the excessive drinking and urinating. This isn't really a change in behavior for Scout. He eats meals and drinks water with great gusto...kind of like a vacuum! He eats a lot of other things too...i.e. socks, cedar shake shingles off the side of the house, asphalt shingles from the shed roof. He chewed through the cable outside 4 times. I think that you get the picture. He is both lovable and maddening. We limit his water intake after 7 PM and monitor the quantity that he drinks during the day. If left to himself, he would drink the bowl dry. I suspect that this more behavioral but I am taking him to the vet tomorrow to investigate and make sure that there is not something more serious going on. He is a happy sweet pup in all ways. Does anyone have a thought or a similar experience to share with me. Thanks for any insights that you may have.

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    I would have them check his sugar levels, diabetes comes to mind with excessive thirst and urination. Good luck.

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    Thanks I know that's one of the symptoms for diabetes. Hoping that's not the case but we'll see tomorrow.

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    If it were just excessive urination I would think UTI.

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    If he is ravenously thirsty and excessively urinating (like you can't get through the night without an accident) then you may have a dog with diabetes. My chocolate Lab was diagnosed at 18 months with those symptoms. 3.5+ years later he is doing fine with daily insulin injections.

    If you get that diagnosis - don't panic - it is managable.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    How did your visit to the Vet go? Any news?

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    Is your dog on a grain free food by any chance?
    Many dogs that are fed grain free food drink an excessive amount of water.

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