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Old May 30th, 2008, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by pitgrrl View Post
Have you ever seen a correlation between increased water intake (and by extension out put ) and diet?
Yes there is a correlation. Dogs with diarrhea will have increased water consumption to account for the water loss in stool. Increased salt or protein consumption can require more water as well. However if the diet that you are feeding is high enough in protein to consistently increase water consumption then I would recommend considering lowering protein percentage or at the least making sure that both liver and kidney blood enzymes remained within normal limits in the future. Diets that create increased water consumption may indicate some loss of balance. "Everything in moderation." JMHO.
Christopher A. Lee, D.V.M., C.V.L.S.
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