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    Hi,
    I have a 15 week old ACD puppy.
    He seems healthy and happy.
    We have noticed this ever since we got him, but didn't mention it to the vet as we thought it was normal.
    Our puppy drinks alot of water.. he drinks so much water that when he goes to the toilet it looks like he is just peeing out water.. no tinge of yellow or anything and when he goes they aren't small amounts... its like a large puddle.
    He is eating normally and is playful and acting like a normal puppy. What age do they get bladder control? As we find we are needing to take him out side every 45min to go to the toilet because he drinks so much water.
    Has anyone else had the same experience?
    Is this normal?

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    how much water is he drinking?

    I wouldn't limit his water except before bedtime like an hour or two before bed time - I'd put it away.

    My vet at puppy pre-school said a puppy needs about half a litre of water a day. So a litre of water would not be out of the question but a couple of litres might be excessive.

    Maybe it's just a habit he enjoys or he likes to drink to cool down.

    Have you provided him with a shell pool he can sit in? Or other ways to cool off?

    My dog drinks a lot when she's on dry food only, or when we've done a lot of exercise and she hasn't had a drink there. For a grown dog, I'd guess she doesn't drink more than a litre or two a day.

    They should be able to go all night without a pee by 3 months old. My vet said about 12 weeks. But if my dog gets to eat or drink late like less than 2 hours before bed time then we sometimes have to get up at night to go out.

    If your dog does need to go out in the middle of the night - let him but don't make it fun. Ie go out, say the magic words for "go pee", and then ignore him until he's done, tell him he's a good dog but don't play with him or talk to him any more, just go to bed.

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    On top of what Hyc said, on a more 'serious' note, other possiblities are diabetes and worms. BUT, we see lots and lots of pups come in that drink excessive amounts, and they're fine.
    I wouldn't stress, maybe just mention it next time you go in.
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    I'm not 100% sure on how many litres he drinks.. but we have him a medium size water bowl and I fill that before I go to work each morning, and when I get home I have to re-fill it again.
    We do give him access to water during the night and every now and again he will need to go to the toilet during the night. But his water bowl is still quite full the next morning.
    We still sometimes has an accident in the house....We have mastered number 2's but not number 1's, but we are getting there
    Last edited by Ankle Biter; 12-21-2010 at 08:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    On top of what Hyc said, on a more 'serious' note, other possiblities are diabetes and worms. BUT, we see lots and lots of pups come in that drink excessive amounts, and they're fine.
    I wouldn't stress, maybe just mention it next time you go in.
    Yes I would check for diabetes & make sure his worming is up to date[this is a really bad yr for worms due to the rain & humidity] but I find some pups drink more than others.

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    I have checked when he is due to be wormed... and its not until January 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    I have checked when he is due to be wormed... and its not until January 2011.
    What product was used to worm him beacuse some breeders use those liquid puppy wormers & I find they are not so good. Also make sure it was a all round wormer that targets as many worms as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    On top of what Hyc said, on a more 'serious' note, other possiblities are diabetes and worms. BUT, we see lots and lots of pups come in that drink excessive amounts, and they're fine.
    I wouldn't stress, maybe just mention it next time you go in.
    He is due to get his 3rd vaccination next month, so i will mention something to the vet then.

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    Oh & my dogs are normally about 4mths when they can go a full night[from 9.30pm-7.00am] untill then we do the midnight wees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    What product was used to worm him beacuse some breeders use those liquid puppy wormers & I find they are not so good. Also make sure it was a all round wormer that targets as many worms as possible.
    We have only had to worm him once since we have had him and we used a chewy tablet.

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