20oz. of water?

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Hi everyone,

Leelu went to the vet for her last set of boosters today (She'll be 4 months old tomorrow). The vet asked if I had any questions or concerns and I told her that I have been noticing a drop of milk colored liquid right after she pees. So I started watching her pee which has been yellow/clear and its just a drop afterwards that seemed off to me. So she examined her genitals and said there was no sign of an infection and usually with UTI's their urine will be a pinkish color. She asked me if Leelu has been drinking more water than usual. I told her that since we had her, sometimes she drinks for a few seconds and sometimes when she wakes up from a 2 hour nap, she drinks like she hasnt had water all day. So I asked what is the normal amount and the vet said 20oz per day. My husband and I just looked at eachother shocked and Im imagining a 20oz bottle and how little that seems to me. My cats, yes. My mom's Maltese, probably. I just can't see Leelu going from 8am to 12am on that amount. We live in Tucson btw and even though she is an inside dog, its dry.

This doesn't seem right. She has access to water indoors and out. Is 20oz the norm? Or is she drinking just fine?

Thanks,

Teresa

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hmmmm I don't know the answer to this one for dobermans, but I do know that Ben does the same thing, he wakes up and can drain a water bowl in no time, I think that Ben who weighs around 110 now of course he has issues galore, but he drinks about 1 to 1 1/2 gallons a day!!! now I know that's excessive but with his conditions it's to be expected so 20 ounces for 4 months old ???? maybe???? cause a gallon is 64oz. leaving 44oz. more than Leelu is drinking, so that would mean that ben is drinking one mayo jar and a half more than Leelu is and he's older and unhealthy and on prednisone.....someone else who monitors their dobes water may be better able to help

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Thanks for replying. No, I don't think she drinks that much, hehe. Maybe I'll measure her water tomorrow and see what she's actually drinking.

Ben is a big cutie! I'd like a Rottie in my lifetime :)

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We don't measure how much Doppler drink here but definitely 20oz is a lot less amount for your 4 months old girl. She would probably drinking just fine, but you have to look for more answer about that milky liquid.

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Thanks Red, I really don't think it's enough but then again, Im not experienced with the breed. Waiting on someone to chime in on it further. I did read in another post that the discharge was normal. She doesn't struggle to pee or pee excessively and the vet didn't seem to think there was any concern but the 20oz. per day seemed a little starnge to me. If I'm supposed to be on the look out for excessive drinking but am given wrong info about what is normal then I'll be spending a fortune in vet visits and labs...or it that her plan, haha!

Hi I don't think it's to do with the amount of water? After Mina got spayed I always looked for discharge (just incase) and began to notice what looked like a milky dot on the fur from where she urinates ... I was worried etc but she still gets it to this day ..it's nothing just looks like a pale cream dot but if you touch it , it should dissapear .sounds like what Mina has ? Hopefully is ... Paola . 

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My pup autumn is the same age as yours. I know mine drinks much more than 20 oz per day! She drinks a lot more and is healthy and active.  I don't know the exact amount as we have water containers inside and outside but yeah it's a good amount everyday. I don't know about the milky drops you mentioned though...

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She will tell you if she needs more. Just give her fresh water every day in a stainless steel bowl (plastic in the hot sun can cause illness due to the toxins in plastic that leech out). She may drink less in a more dry environment versus a humid environment where animals and humans tend to sweat more.