Dog’s Excessive Thirst

Animal: Dog
Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Pet Symptoms: My dog is on steroids so is ultra thirsty which I know is a normal side effect. He has always drank from my pond, never tap water since I got him 9 years ago. I’m now worried as I have had to drain the pond for health and safety reasons regarding my child and the dog is hanging around the pond waiting for a drink. He has fresh water in a bowl with access all day, but won’t drink from it. I’m worried he will become ill. Any ideas, suggestions.

Our Advice: Excessive thirst is normal side effect from steroids but sometime is a sign for Kidney Liver diseases Diabetes or Cushing disease as well. It is not very healthy for the dog to drink from the pond anyway.