March 24th, 2006, 11:31 AM
my almost 6 yr old german shepherd has always drank a tone of water i say about 3-4 32 oz glasses a day she is very hyper always has been hyper got worse after 1st baby! she has had unrinalisis done at vet and urine always looks ok. we had our 2nd baby almost a year ago and the water intake has gotten worse and now she is peeing on the floor i really think it's just for attention now she is even peeing on my sons bedroom floor just a little bit of pee.had urine checked about 2 months ago and it was fine the vet said they would want to run more tests if she keept it up but i really think it's becouse of the kids what would you do also money is very tight and don't want alll these tests to tell me nothing is wrong! thanks for any advice Leanne
March 24th, 2006, 07:29 PM
The excessive drinking could be due to many conditions. Two that come to mind at the moment are diabetes and cushings. More than just a simple urine test would need to be done to determine if there really is something wrong. She would need some blood work done.
Does she only pee in that one spot or is she having accidents throughout the house? Does she have accidents during the night?
If money is tight, you could always ask your vet for a payment plan. Some vets will allow you to pay in installments.
March 24th, 2006, 09:54 PM
she always pees in the same 2 spots my sons room and in front of the door that we let her out potty.she has no problems all night long she goes from about 9pm to about 6am with no problems at all.she has had blood work in the past would they have to specifically look for those 2 things or would they notice somthing was wrong in the blood work?
March 27th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Since she is urinating at the door where you usually let her out to go do her business, you may not be letting her out often enough. If she is drinking excessive amounts of water, she will be urinating much more and more frequently.
As for the blood work, was it done before these symptoms occurred or after? As for the cushings, some results from the blood work would have been off.
Here are some links that will provide you with some information on cushings and diabetes.
Also, what are you feeding her? Sometime the food that dogs eat makes them extremely thirsty.