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    I'm worried because my 2.5 year old Lab's water consumption has increased noticeably recently. He has always consumed large amounts of water and has always peed more (not in terms of frequency, but in terms of quantity) than I've ever seen any other dog pee -- literally, it can create puddles on NYC sidewalks. But recently he's been drinking so, so much and has gone back to his puppy habit of running to the grass the second he gets out the door because he has to pee so badly. He's always been the kind of dog who can go 12 hours without being let out (if he has to, or if I sleep late!), but lately he's been asking to go out much more frequently and peeing a ton even if he's been out 30 minutes prior. I am wondering if this could be an early sign of diabetes and whether I should have him tested. He is my life and I am scared...

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    Increased water consumption and urination frequency/volume can be an indicator of many things, not just diabetes. I'd get to my vet and have a CBC/Chem/Urinalysis done.

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    Thank you. Very helpful advice. I will see my Vet this week and let you know what happens.

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    Absolutely get him to a vet stat! Bring a urine sample with you. There could be something going on with his kidneys. Poor boy.



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    I agree with the above. Collect the urine sample first thing in a.m. prior to food or water and in mid stream.

    If you rule out a UTI than do full bloodwork to check all organ function.

    prayers it is just a UTI.

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