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  • My dog seems to urinate very frequently: after I have just taken her outside she has to go, immediately after she wakes she pees, and I am up constantly during the night because she has peed in her crate. I have cut back her water intake but that didn't change anything. Please help!

    I recommend that you take her in to see a veterinarian. Frequent urination can be caused by many different things including a urinary tract infection, bladder stone, a behavioral issue, or an underlying medical issue. I recommend that you do not restrict her water intake. If there is a medical issue this can lead to dehydration or other issues. Your veterinarian can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms after they have examined her. They will likely need to perform a urinalysis and may also recommend blood work to help with the diagnosis. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of the cause of her symptoms.


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