There are Diseases that Make Dog Drink Tons of Water. So, is drinking a lot of water something that you should be concerned about? Sometimes. But not always. As I said in a recent interview,
If your dog drinks a ton of water, but otherwise exhibits active, healthy behavior, looks healthy and does not show any other suspicious signs such as lethargy, apathy, refusal to eat, vomiting, constipation, blood in stools, etc., then assume that you have a healthy, active pet that knows how to pay attention to the instinctive drive to quench its thirst.
Still, if your dog is drinking a ton of water when it’s not super hot and / or when he or she’s not exercising vigorously, a trip to the vet may be in order. Serious disease or illness can make a dog drink a lot of water.
Examples of what could cause excess drinking: urinary/kidney/bladder conditions, and conditions affecting the uterus, such as infection.
Another example: endocrine (hormone) related diseases.
Additionally, liver disease, certain drugs, fever, pain and certain electrolyte imbalances may also result in increased thirst and urination.
Bottom line, if your dog is drinking a ton of water, you may want to plan a quick check in with your vet or schedule a phone consult with us.