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Increased water intake in dogs

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Increased water intake in dogs

Excessive drinking is a common medical problem in dogs, particularly older ones. This fact sheet discusses how to tell if your dog is really drinking excessively, the causes - common and rare and how the problem can be managed. The medical term for an increased thirst is polydipsia and for an increase in the volume of urine being produced it is polyuria.Vets often refer to the joint syndrome as PU/PD.

What is normal water intake?

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How would I know if my dog is drinking more?

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Why might my dog be drinking more?

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How can the cause of the increased thirst be found?

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What can be done to help my dog?

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