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Would steroids make a dog wee an awful lot?

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TheLogLady Fri 26-Nov-10 13:38:05

BigDog is on a course of steroids for flea allergy itching. He is weeing bucketloads. related?

PortlyBlackSantaUpTheChimney Fri 26-Nov-10 13:47:31

I'm pretty sure they drink alot more on steroids so it's probably that. Does it look healthy wee? - not pink or too dark?

TheLogLady Fri 26-Nov-10 13:48:30

normal colour. gallons of it though. he is drinking lots too

beautifulgirls Fri 26-Nov-10 21:13:28

Yes it is normal, but worth popping a sample up to the vets for them to test too. In rare cases steroids can trigger diabetes so at least they can just test the urine and if negative for sugar you can feel reassured it is a normal side effect that should improve a little while after you are able to stop the steroids. Maybe give your vet surgery a call to discuss it?

TheLogLady Fri 26-Nov-10 21:38:26

how the feck do i get a urine sample from a dog?

and can i dip it at wor rather than letting the vet charge me £45 for it?

TheLogLady Fri 26-Nov-10 21:39:13

ps - am nurse but forgot about steroids and blood sugars confused [sacked]

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