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    Well bred 5 month old Labrador puppy.

    Drinks water non stop,,and is basically peeing himself to death.

    Pup has been to Vets, has had tests done for Diabetes Insipitus,and those were negative..

    Vets seems stumped..

    Any of you have any ideas??

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    Kidney function? What does the bloodwork show?

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    Restrict his/her water intake
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    I've had several pups that did this. I restricted water (within reason) and it helped tremendously.

    Remember, kidneys in a pup are not fully developed as far as concentrating ability until they are >6 mo. I'm guessing your vet ruled out all the usual stuff, UTI's etc.
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    CBC (blood Panel) was fine.... Normal.

    They are restricting water now(deprivation) to see how the pup concentrates urin?
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    They should be doing a full blood panel, not just CBC, to determine kidney function as stated already above.
    New vet if not.....

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    The following is a Email I received from the puppy's owner:



    Awesome!! Thanks to you and Mike.


    They ran all kidney function blood tests along with the complete blood panel very early on. All blood tests came back clean. He has had about eight to ten urine sample tests (catheterized and straight). Always came out clean for bacteria, etc.


    We have done four deprivation tests and each time his concentration numbers improved. He started at 1.008 (without deprivation) and ended at 1.031 which is awesome. Because of those numbers getting so high during 12 hours of overnight deprivation, they have basically ruled out diabetes insipidous. He has been on water rationing for months. It has helped for sure. He has started taking DDPV to put some synthetic hormone into his system to help with the retention of water. We have seen a small improvement, but he just started.

    If you want to post all of this info it may be helpful to the folks responding.



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    My 6 month old drinks alot. I have restricted intake b/c he would just drink and drink.
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    What are the pup's stools like? Excessive drinking can be an issue in a dog with a pancreas problem. The stools will only give a clue but a good one. Are they like modeling clay or putty in color and consistency whereas normal are much darker and firmer. The positive diagnosis is a blood test sent to Texas A&M. There may be others (Clemson?) but I know A&M does the test.
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    My 6 m/o female did the same thing. I restricted water for a month or so and the issue resolved itself. I still monitor her water intake, but it seems to be less of a problem as she matures. My vet said this issue is not rare.

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