Q. I have a 5yr old terrier but will not sleep at night she is up all night wanting to go outside for a wee every hour or so

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A. This may indicate a urinary tract problem such as cystitis, an infection, kidney disease or even diabetes and I recommend you get a full health check and urinalysis done as soon as possible in order to guide appropriate treatment. If all tests are negative, she may be developing cognitive dysfunction, similar to alzheimers where dogs can loose track of night and day cycles and can and expect everyone to be up with them just because the are awake; this often responds to medication so it is important to diagnose accurately

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