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Q. Large water consumption, some urinary incontinence, quick weight loss. 10 yr old Boston terrior X was 37 lbs.

Answered By
DEBI MATLACK

A. This could be indicative of diabetes and/or kidney disease, though I lean toward diabetes since he was rather heavy before. I recommend getting your dog seen by a vet for an exam and comprehensive labwork. Diabetes is very treatable but can lead to many serious complications if not treated in a timely fashion.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. The most common diseases that come to mind are Kidney failure, gastrointestinal tumor and diabetes. obviously there are many more diseases that can cause these symptoms and the best way to try and find out is a blood test first.


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