Q. My dog is drinking a lot of water& urinating quite a bit. Should I take her to vet soon? She is going to be 8 yrs old in March
AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM
A. Yes, that would be a good idea. Your veterinarian may want to do some testing based on the symptoms you have described. A urinalysis and a blood panel will help to rule out illnesses such as diabetes, Cushing's disease and kidney disease. There may be nothing wrong with her, but with any of these disorders, the sooner you can begin treatment, the better for your dog.