Q. My dog, Peyton, 6, daschund, is not eating, lossing weight fast, has to pee a lot, drinking tons of water, and will only lay around in pain.

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A. If your dog is drinking large amounts of water and urinating frequently, it may be a symptom of illness or infection. Consider an exam and blood work (cbc, chemistry panel, urinalysis) with your vet to determine the cause. Rule out kidney disease or kidney failure. Supportive care and pain management may be indicated.

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