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Offline Suzie

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Swissy urination questions
« on: March 01, 2007, 11:40:12 am »
Hi,

I have a 17 week old female swissy and am concerned about the amount of water she drinks (and therefore, how much she urinates).  She currently drinks about 7 cups of water a day and urinates about 15 times a day.  Is this normal?
Thanks for any help.

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Re: Swissy urination questions
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 11:47:00 am »
is she eating ok?  how is her stool?
steffanie in atlanta

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Re: Swissy urination questions
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 11:53:33 am »
She had a urinary tract infection which cleared up on antibiotic, but when the vet re-checked her urine she said it was 'diluted' which could indicate kidney trouble or it may simply be because she drinks so much.  We're going to re-check her in another week.  She does eat just fine and she has a lot of good puppy energy. 

Her stool seems to be fine.

Thanks.


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Re: Swissy urination questions
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 12:01:41 pm »
some medications can make them a lot more thirsty, esp. Prednisone (steroid).  it may just be the medicine, if she wasn't drinking so much before the antibiotics.
steffanie in atlanta

aiden (4), tristan (2), & maya (born sept. 17th)
axle-140ish-lb akita (4)
peanut-5lb, 11 months chihuahua
[img width= height= alt=Image Hosted by ImageShack.us]http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/3339/alltogethernowme6.jpg[/img]