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  • in reply to: Dog drinks/urinates excessively… #109735 Report Abuse
    Dewper
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    Pitlove- Yes, he still urininates as much when I’m home. I live in the country so if I happen to be heading outside I open the door and they come with me, so in the warmer weather, he’s obviously not peeing a large quantity every time I take him out if it’s a short duration of time (like minutes). But, normally, if it’s been a couple hours even, it’s the same large amount.

    Susan- Thanks for the info on the food, I could always try a different brand, that’s a good idea. I actually had a hard time finding sodium info. on brands when I did research awhile back, but I will check again!

    Lori H- You’ve got me thinking- I don’t even remember what all they tested him for, so I will call and see, then take him back in for that if they didn’t check it. I remember saying yes to all of the “optional” tests, but I can’t recall exactly what they were! Thanks!

    in reply to: Dog drinks/urinates excessively… #109734 Report Abuse
    Dewper
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    Anon101,

    I certainly wasn’t implying he doesn’t get annual checkups. I spend more time at the vet’s with 2 dogs than at the pediatrician’s, so a wild guess, with medications, is I spend about $3-4K on my dogs a year at the vet, not even counting bones, treats, food, etc. Thanks for the assumption though.

    Anyway, he is 5 and has been like this for 5 years, so what I meant was (and it was actually about 8 months ago, not a year he had the tests), the tests aren’t going to suddenly pick up something “new” from an old trait he has had for 5 years.

    in reply to: Dog drinks/urinates excessively… #109717 Report Abuse
    Dewper
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    Yes, he eats dry kibble. It’s Pure Balance, a grain free brand that these forums have rated very well. He used to have a sensitive stomach until this brand, he hasn’t thrown up in 3 years since he has been on it! I switch up the flavors a bit (trout, lamb, bison, etc.), but he is the same with any of them.

    He had all of the tests done, it cost me a few hundred dollars, so another trip to the vet likely wouldn’t do any good unless I sought out a specialist. But, he is otherwise perfectly healthy and active. I just worry that maybe I’m missing something.

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    in reply to: Dog drinks/urinates excessively… #109716 Report Abuse
    Dewper
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    Hi Pitlove-
    My dogs actually aren’t active when no one is home so he doesn’t drink much at all when we’re gone. And he is let out regularly when we are home. For this reason I have also ruled out that he drinks from boredom, because he would obviously be drinking more when no one is home! He basically just drinks a massive amount, and pees the same!

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    in reply to: What whole foods do you add to dry food? #103431 Report Abuse
    Dewper
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    Thanks so much for the info, and the links! I want to make sure what I give them is good for them/easy to digest, etc., so I will start doing some reading on that:-)

    in reply to: Dog licks feet continually– food-related? #103427 Report Abuse
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    Thank you all for the helpful replies! It sounds like I could likely narrow this down to environmental allergies, so I will start there. He is otherwise very healthy and I have never even seem him regurgitate even once in two years, so I’ll stick with his current food for now. He did lick his feet in the winter but my local vet said they have had a lot of allergies with pets this past winter, due to us having a mild winter I suppose (near Pittsburgh). But it’s definitely worse now since Spring.

    Susan, he does not burp after licking his paws. Giving him bones does help, but every second that he’s just laying around unoccupied, he licks! If I turn my back for 5 minutes, another wet spot appears on the couch:-( Do you get the Sudocrem from the vet? Or store?

    The vet gave me medicated wet wipes once to clean his feet with twice a day so I think I’ll get those again, I didn’t use them very consistently before because at the time he wasn’t that bad.

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