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Old February 9th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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My dog drinks a ton of water and pees when she sleeps

My dog grunt, will be 14 on march 7th, the past 6 months or so she has been gulping down water like it is going out of style, and while she sleep now she has accidents al over the house. We have had her to the vet who says all her blood work comes back normal, except that most of the time she get urinary track infections. They have not given me any reason why she should get these so often and she has ruined a number of expensive beds that we have bought for her and a sofa. The only medicine she is on is called super joint enhancer from 1-800-pet meds and a liquid medicine called Yucca Intensive Yucca Intensive is an outstanding, safe, all natural supplement that is thought to promote symptom relief similar to steroid medications with none of the side effects. Yucca is a purified extract derived from the Yucca plant and has many uses including for the joints, skin, and digestion.Yucca is given internally for joint health and digestion but must be diluted before being administered. This is all to combat her failing hips and arteritis. When we bring her to the vet they prescribe her medicine and we give it as instructed and she is fine for a 1 week or so but right back drinking and peeing what can we do for her please any help appreciated
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Old February 9th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Has your vet tested your dog for diabetes? If your vet has tested her for all the usual suspects re excessive thirst in dogs (Cushing's disease, hyperadrenalcorticism, etc) maybe you should stop the other meds you're giving her, just to see if her excessive drinking stops. Although derivatives from plants etc. seem healthy, they are still meds and can cause side effects.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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I'm assuming that your dog's bloodwork has included a test for diabetes, but you should double-check this with your vet just to be sure.

What it sounds more like is spay incontinence. This is when a valve in the urethra of older spayed females does not close properly and they will leak urine every time they lay down (which puts pressure on the bladder). The open valve also allows bacteria to enter, causing frequent UTIs.

Now given that she is 14 it could be plain old loss of bladder control. But if you've noticed the trend is that it happens when she's laying down then I'm willing to bet it is spay incontinence. This is easily remedied by a tiny hormone pill given about once a week. Less than $1 a pill. Talk to your vet
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:23 PM
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Our dog would pee in her sleep, so she was put on an estrogen pill. It seemed to help,but soon after she was diagnosed with Cushings disease, and began to pee everywhere. Make sure your dog was tested for Cushings, and some times the results can come back false negative.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 09:25 PM
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This the med (Propalin aka phenylpropanolamine) used for treating both spay incontinence and a weakened UT : http://www.drugs.com/vet/propalin-can.html

It can only be prescribed by your Vet and it does not work with all dogs.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 07:56 PM
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My first thought was diabetes. Also, you said she has had several UTIs. Has she been on steroids for this? If so, the steroids could cause her to drink and pee a lot.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Sounds like a clever product plug for 1-800 pet meds.. hm. But to give the benefit of the doubt, did you have your vet look at what is in the ingredients of the medications you are giving your dog that you are buying from the internet?
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