Excessive drinking

Too Much Calcium in the Blood Is a Diagnosis?

Last week, a friend contacted me, concerned about her dog drinking like there was no tomorrow. Of course, a dog will drink more when it’s hot or when they exercise and play hard. But that wasn’t the case. He was drinking as if trying to drown himself. I told my friend she was right to be concerned and that she…

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Cortisol: What Happens In A Dog’s Body When It Goes Awry?

by Jennifer Coates, DVM Cortisol is an extremely important hormone from the glucocorticoid family of steroid hormones.  It is primarily produced by a dog’s adrenal glands. In health, cortisol plays an extremely important role in the ability of dog’s to cope with stress by stimulating the production of glucose and the breakdown of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to provide fuel…

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I Always Thought That A UTI Would Scream It’s Presence

I always thought that a UTI (urinary tract infection) would scream it’s presence loud and clear. Frequent urination, but usually small amounts at the time, difficulty urinating, urine dribbling, urinary accidents, smelly urine, maybe some blood in it … you know, what you picture when you’re thinking about a UTI. As it turns out, a UTI doesn’t have to come…

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