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Puppy drinking a lot

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Amanda85!, Jul 11, 2019 at 10:18 PM.


  1. Amanda85!

    Amanda85! PetForums Newbie

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    Hi! We have a newly adopted puppy and I’m not going to lie- were finding this is tough! Our puppy seems to be thirsty ALL the time. He never seems to be satisfied. Is this normal puppy behavior or something I should be concerned about?
     
  2. tabelmabel

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    Probably one to get checked at the vet. Any animal will drink more in the heat, or after an energetic play session but i certainly don't remember mine being thirsty all the time. I expect that means plenty of peeing too? Is your pup drinking lots right through the night too?
     
  3. Amanda85!

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    No, not drinking at night. Not offering. And yes he’s peeing a ton which has meant lots of accidents
     
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    Do you mean he doesn’t get offered water at night? If so I wouldn’t withhold water at all but especially if it’s hot and he seems to drink a lot anyway.

    Definitely a vet visit to rule out medical issues.

    Try and take a wee sample with you.
     
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    In my experience you definitely need a vet check and as Lurcherland said try and get a wee sample to take with you:)
     
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    No wonder when he is being refused access to water at night. Can you imagine if after a certain time you were told right you can’t have anymore drinks now, next day you’d be thirsty too. Don’t want the pup to get dehydrated. Still take him to the vet.
     
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    I would certainly not with hold water at night, especially as he may have a genuine need for it :eek:. (this may not be a habit)
    What do you feed and how do you feed it ?
    If you are feeding a lot of dry kibble, your puppy is bound to drink quiet a lot, also if you leave dry kibble available 24/7, your puppy will want water as often as it takes a nibble of the dry food.

    A visit to your vet would be advisable.
     
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