Dogs drinking their urine can either stem from a physical discomfort or a behavioral problem.
Several medical condition can contribute to this problem
Let’s start with understanding the medical factors which might be the cause behind why dogs drink their urine
Dogs have not been observed to drink their own urine if they are hydrated
If dogs forget the location of their bowl, they may drink their own urine. Older dogs suffering from dementia may also drink urine if they forget the location of their water bowl.
Formation of tumor in the pituitary gland of your dog
The primary symptoms are excessive urination and uncontrolled thirst. the uncontrolled thirst causes the dog to drink urine.
Constant thirst is a symptom
Your dog drinks their own urine since it is the easiest source of hydration available.
Commonly observed in senior dogs
If these conditions are ignored or left untreated, thy will cause large amounts of urine to leak from the bladder when the dog lays down. If the dog it thirsty, they will turn to the urine for hydration.
Dogs drink their urine or poop when there is lack of proper nutrition in their diet
Discuss with your vet regarding the same and add multivitamins to the diet and stop giving your dog food items that are not healthy.
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Excessive thirst (Polydypsia) can be caused by:
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