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I'm working on house training my 9 week old, we have had him for 5 days now. He is always so thirsty, he will drink any liquid he can find then have to urinate 10 minutes later. So we have cut down on his water intake, because he was going more than 10 times a day. The vet told us, puppies need water, but not much. The more he drinks the more he urinates increasing the risk of accidents. Cutting down his water intake really helped, he goes less frequent.

The biggest problem with this practice is the puppies unquenchable thirst. When it rains or after it rains or when there is early morning dew it is almost impossible for me to go potty! He will LICK the water off the concrete and the grass. He is so busy drinking the rain water that he doesn't urinate until he quenches his thirst, he will then eliminate, and a vicious cycle begins!!! Aside from walking to a dry patch 2 towns away, I have no way of preventing this, any pointers? Not only do I want to control his fluid intake, but I am worried what might be on these blades of grass (fertilizer, urine or other chemicals).
 

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I would have your pup checked by the vet, just incase some illness is making him drink so much.
 

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You can run this past your vet to see if normal.

When Sadie and Pooh were little they would lap and lap their water all the time. We got them a water bottle with the nozzle that comes down. Like the kind you have seen attached to the side of a cage or pen for animals. They lick the nozzle and get water, but they can't get too much.
 

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Maybe bring in a fresh urine specimen to dip his urine for glucose. I'm not sure of the prevalence of diabetes in a young puppy, it would pay to rule it out.

Good luck.
 

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He tested positive for coccidia, he is now taking medication. He is not having diarrhea so I was told not to worry about dehydration. If he was suffering with diarrhea then his thirst would be understandable, but I was told he may be adjusting to his new feeding and drinking routine (his breeder allowed free drinking)??
 

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I actually posted a similar message recently as Pili was the same. She would drink at every opportunity and would then urinate everywhere. She was urinating around 30-40 times a day. She is now almost 11 weeks old and seems to have grew out of this since the past week. She now drinks less and having a lot less accidents
 
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