Guest gomiesmom Posted January 21, 2012 Share Posted January 21, 2012 O.K. GT'ers - need some honesty here. (please pardon my mis-spellings too) Background - right before we got our 1st hound ( 5 yrs ago) we lost a beloved Sheltie to Cushings. I did not recoginze an symptoms of eating like a vaccuum ( although he always did -he lived w/ 9 other shelties prior to us adopting), excessive drinking & peeing & breaking his house training, but only a short time for the breaking training. He ended up in kidney failure & diagnosed w/ cushings. He passed, due to the kidney failure. Fast forward.. we have GH # 1 ; also have a little girl GH whos is 5& 1/2. She too, has always eaten like a vaccuum, compared to our male, and INTERMITTNLY drinks excessively . I stress intermittenly, because I have watched this, due to the above experience. I talked w/ the vet and we decided it was behavioral, & went along with the weather and the possible lack of humidity in winter, etc. Mind you , I say excessive, but we're not talking about gallons upon gallons, just a marked increase from her "normal" thirst, but only every so often. O.k fast fwd to her annual vet vist ( Sept.); her secondary liver enzymes were slightly elevated & had coccidia from eating rabbit poop. We took her back in two weeks & liver enzymes were down. All elese checked out as " greyhound normal". O.K. 1st of Dec; she was left alone at home(unusual) when our other hound, Gomer went for his annual vet vist & she peed in the floor. O/.K. I thought - well she was mad b/c she could not go- she gets like that - she has separation of sorts when he has to go to the vet - she whines like you would not beleive. I's really hard for me (95 lbs) to handle both of them at the vet. She knew we were going & knowing her, I though she was just upset. O.K. - today - both dogs were here and I was volunteering w/ our GH Adoption group and I got hme 30 mins ago & she had peed in the floor. Well I had only been gone for 5 hrs. this is not a long time for her - both our guys are home for about 7 hrs a day, as we work. They are fine normally. The two incidents of peeing inside are it. Today - she peed outside not 10 minutes before I left. Thoughts- am I making a mountain out of nothing? The cushings test ( indicator) is so hard on them,if I remember correctly from 5yrs ago & it's an all day event, but I'm tempted to do it. Do you all think I am over reacting ?????? She has not weight gain or loss, no hair loss, jsut the above. Do you think I am over reacting - please be honest. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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