Tags: dogs, thirst, water, imbalance, kidneys, stress
There are several reasons that your dog might be drinking more water from his/her bowl than normal. Below are some of the most common reasons given by various veterinarians:
- Your dog might be suffering from stress;
- Your dog might be having a serious case of nerves;
- Your dog might be having problems with their kidneys;
- Your dog might have diabetes;
- Your dog might be suffering from hormonal imbalances;
- Your dog might have a urinary tract infection; and finally
- Your dog might have liver disease.
If your dog is suffering from a sudden bout of incessant thirst, rest assured that there are steps you can take to help your furry friend overcome this ailment.
- Check the fluid levels in their body to see if they are dehydrated;
- Block off access to water sources other than their water bowl to see if they are just drinking because it is there;
- You may want to take them out on a fun and exhausting play outing to get the nerves calmed; and finally
- You may need to limit the amount of dog food being served at one time to eliminate some of the thirst.
If none of the above remedies work then you should consult your vet to see what exactly might be causing the problem.
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