Dog Drinking a Lot of Water and Peeing in the House

I have 2 Pit breed dogs. One is female and is over 9 years old and the other is a male and he is 4 years old. They both are spayed and neutered. Both have been house trained. We have recently moved to a new house 6 months ago. My 4 year old male Pit has just recently started peeing in front of the back door where he goes outside. He dribbles with pee until he reaches the door and usually has two puddles of pee on the floor. He also starts barking which wakes us up at 4 am during these two episodes.

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I am at home during the day so they both get let out and have plenty time to empty their bladders. He is drinking water excessively that we have noticed because the water bowl is completely empty in the am. After he is let out in the AM, he goes straight to the water bowl to drink a lot of water. I plan to take him to vet because I have never had any issues like this before. The only thing different in his routine was that I had taken him to the vet to get bathed about 5 days ago because he weighs 117lbs. He is terrified of water and is a big baby, so it's hard to bath him. Please help with any suggestions. Thank you.

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January 30, 20160 found this helpful
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This sounds like possible diabetes or a kidney or bladder infection. The vet can diagnose this for you.

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June 3, 20160 found this helpful

My 11 year old staffy had the same problem peeing all the time and drinking loads and she was diagnosed last year with cushings disease.

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January 29, 20160 found this helpful

Possible medical problems resulting in increased drinking and peeing. Please take him to your vet ASAP to help him!

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January 29, 20160 found this helpful
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I took Jo to the Vet and he was diagnosed with diabetes. His glucose was in the 500 range and normally they want a dog level to come down to at least 150 range. The vet explained to me that they usually don't see diabetes in a dog this young of age so she took care of him all day to monitor and give him insulin. He had some bacteria in his urine also. I picked him up this evening with a plan of treatment.

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So with antibiotics and insulin I hope he will get back to normal. I will have to give him insulin 2 x a day the rest of his life and he has been put on a low calorie diet to help him lose a little weight. I will have to take him in weekly to check his glucose level and try to get the correct dosage for him. I am glad the vet could see him this morning and figure out what was wrong with him and we caught it early. This is a lot to take! But he will be ok.

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February 1, 20160 found this helpful

I did take my dog to the vet Friday morning and he was diagnosed with diabetes. Now we are having to give him insulin 2xday and a low calorie diet bc he needs to lose 20lbs... Thankful I took him in right away.

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