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restrict water intake?

wAggie
January 6th, 2004, 08:28 PM
I've noticed a number of posts pertaining to excessive drinking water in pets... which later may result in kidney probs/failure...


should I be restricting my dog(s) water intake?

he's a pointer mix (the dark brown one, lol) weighting about 70 lbs and roughly drinks 2 litres a day, if not MORE.

Luba
January 6th, 2004, 09:37 PM
Nah don't worry about that wAggie

The water intake isn't the cause of the kidney failures and diabetes it is a SYMPTOM of the disease. The disease MAKES them drink more.

You can relax :) Promise

wAggie
January 8th, 2004, 02:50 PM
phew!

what DOES cause kidney failure and diabetes?

besides heredity?

Luba
January 8th, 2004, 03:10 PM
A lot of it is genetics, some breeds are more prone to certain disease then others.

Diabetic dogs can become this way for other factors just like with humans. Laziness, over eating, eating the wrong diet.

Also organ failure can occur from poisoning or from certain medications.

Pssst Pointers for the most part are pretty healthy ;)

wAggie
January 9th, 2004, 09:59 AM
phew!

lol, I'll be on the lookout regardless, they're healthy is extremely important to all of us!

:)