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In the last three or four days, my Springer Spanial has been

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In the last three or four days, my Springer Spanial has been drinking enormous quantities of water. Much more than usual. What might be the cause of this? He is six years old and otherwise in very good health.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 month ago.

So sorry to hear that your dog is showing these symptoms.

There are a wide variety of causes of increased water intake in dogs and a first morning urine sample evaluation (collected in a tupperware container, refrigerated if more than an hour old), examination, and bloodwork is warranted to determine the origin or these symptoms.

Differentials for the symptoms include a urinary tract infection (even without overt signs of blood in urine), kidney disease, bladder stones/ crystals, liver issues, endocrine disease such as Cushing's, diabetes. Once diagnostics are done hopefully an answer as far as cause can be determined and appropriate therapy can be initiated but gathering more information is the key to getting treatment and hopefully your dog feeling better swiftly.

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know if I can be of any further assistance today

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