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drinking water

May 6th, 2011, 07:23 PM
I have a 12 yr old lab who drinks excessive amount of water, so much his stomach gets bloated like he ate a big meal. He has paralized trachea so his air supply at this time is fine, nice pink gums but with his drinking his abilites to breathing could be comprised. I have a little stream that goes through my yard due to all the rain, he was drinking water and I went back to feeding my horses and he walked over near me and he seemed to be breathing very hard and he fell over, i ran over and massaged him and taped his chest and he started to breath better and soon was up like nothing happened. I have had blood test and urine sample done(urine very deluted) all his test for being a diabetic and kidney function and bunch much stuff and xrays showed nothing. anyone have this problems with a dog? any ideas what else i should check for?:fingerscr

May 7th, 2011, 11:02 AM
It sounds like a very scary episode for you. :( Did you take him to a vet as you don't mention that you did? I think a full series of blood tests should be done to diagnose him and your vet may have done those tests too.

May 7th, 2011, 11:09 AM
I highly agree - this seems like a potentially serious issue and if this were my dog, he'd be seeing the vet ASAP...

Excessive drinking can mean a lot of things and is commonly seen in older dogs with kidney issues.

May 7th, 2011, 04:38 PM
i have all his organ checked and nothing on the test show abnormal