My Springer drinks LOADS

by Karen
(Worcester, UK)

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Hi, I have a 4 month old springer boy who drinks what I would consider to be quite a lot.


I have a 1 1/2 yr old Beagle and if I compare the 2 they drink completly different amounts. I know they are different breeds and that all dogs are different, but how much would be considered 'normal' for a springer to drink?

Hes drinking and peeing all the time and will drink nearly a whole bowl after a walk/fetch over the field (which is understandable)but can also get through a bowl or 2 even when we havent been for a walk.

I lost my 1st puppy (a Westie) at a year old to kidney failure so Im not sure if I am being over protective or just cautious. Ive never had a springer before so only have other breeds to compare him to. Please can you let me know how much yours would drink on an average day?

Thanks
Karen

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Sep 04, 2015
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UTI NEW
by: Madeline

my springer was drinking so much water and would beg for more...the vet tested for uti said that wasnt it and started testing for a fairly rare thyroid condition. I got the vet to try antibiotics and they fixed the problem. Her body knew to drink because it diluted the urine and she felt better. She had to go on meds every few months so they kept her on the antibiotics for several months to clear it up. She still has the problem from time to time and had to have a small surgery because her skin sagged near where she voided urine...bacteria collected there and caused the uti's hope this helps.

Sep 04, 2015
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UTI NEW
by: Madeline

my springer was drinking so much water and would beg for more...the vet tested for uti said that wasnt it and started testing for a fairly rare thyroid condition. I got the vet to try antibiotics and they fixed the problem. Her body knew to drink because it diluted the urine and she felt better. She had to go on meds every few months so they kept her on the antibiotics for several months to clear it up. She still has the problem from time to time and had to have a small surgery because her skin sagged near where she voided urine...bacteria collected there and caused the uti's hope this helps.

Apr 20, 2015
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excessive were consumption and peeing NEW
by: Mary

Our 7 month old English Springer spaniel was also drinking excessive amounts of water a peeing excesdively. We took her to a specialist. She was diagnosed with incipidus diabetes. She is on an eye drop. One drop in each eye twice a day. What a difference. She was not concentrating her urine, with the eyedrop she is now concentrating her urine!

Jan 19, 2012
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Thank you NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks for all your responses it has really put my mind at rest :)

Jan 18, 2012
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Is he fed dry food? NEW
by: Anonymous

I don't know whether your boy is fed dry food or not, but my puppy, Elmo, drank lots, when we first had him and he was fed on dry food (that's what he'd been having) He now has wet food (Nature Diet) and drinks a lot less.

Jan 18, 2012
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Thirsty Springer NEW
by: Anonymous

Geri will drink 3-5 bowlfuls a day, depending on how active she has been and what she has been eating. Her water bowl is quite large, holds almost a litre. She pees a lot too and always gets a clean bill of health from the vet. She has always been fed dry dog food which naturally makes her thirsty. She's almost 8 now and has always been a thirsty dog.

Jan 18, 2012
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Drinking water is good NEW
by: Tamar

I think it is never too much in Springers' case and especially that he is groing - he really needs to drink a lot. Worry when he does not. Especially after run or fetching balls they really get thirsty and I think it is quite normal. If he is peeing as much as he drinks - it means that his kidneys work quite well. That's my opinion. Pip likes to drink a lot too and she is 5 years old and she is very very healthy. I do not think anything is wrong with drinking a lot of water - springers have passion for water.

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