mbc1963 Posted February 10, 2009 Report Share Posted February 10, 2009 So, my dog has always been a tank, more or less. Able to go from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. without needing to go out, and camel-like as far as water intake. Days could go by and the water level in his dish didn't seem to decrease. Mind you, a lot of that is because we walk near lakes and streams, and he would enjoy drinking the "raw" water more than our local, chlorine-smelling stuff. In the last couple months, I've noticed the water level decreasing much more rapidly than I have before. Not drastic, but noticeably faster. (More like every other dog I've owned, who weren't camel-like.) And suddenly, I've gotta get up in the middle of the night to let the dog out - he seems to just run out, pee, then come back inside to settle in for the rest of the night. He actually comes to my bed and wakes me up, and won't settle until I let him out. (Previously, he seemed fine with letting me decide when he went outside - like it was no big deal if he had to wait six or eight or ten hours - it was up to me.) Naturally, I don't like the midnight wake-up call. And it leads to another problem - he tends to bark when left out in the yard alone. (I'm asking questions about that in the training section.) The dog's got his annual vet check-up next week. Of course, I'm most concerned that this might indicate a medical condition. What questions should I be asking about the increased fluid intake/increased peeing? Thanks in advance! Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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