Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.
Please do not stop them from drinking.
That is the worst possible choice at this point.
They are drinking a lot because their body is trying to get rid of all of the excess salt in the bloodstream.
If they are not allowed to drink, they will develop severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
this should pass in 12-24 hours, but they need to have access to water.
of course, gulping huge amounts at once may cause vomiting, so we want to avoid that as well,
but they need to have access to water at least 3-4 times hourly.
Ok. Thanks very much.
you're very welcome!
Most of the dogs seem ok (I have 7) but one of them, a little blue staffordshire bull terrier, seems uncomfortable. He is pacing alot and drinking very frequently. His tummy looks big and he has been slightly sick. I will keep watching him and let you know if anything changes. Thanks
it is possible that a dog could drink enough to distend the stomach to a point of discomfort,
so you might need to prevent him from gulping more than a few ounces of water at a time,
until he seems less uncomfortable.
is there anything else I can do to be of assistance?