Dog Drinks a Ton of Water and can't Make it through the night


New member
Jul 24, 2020
My 12yo border collie mix has had this issue for a while now but in our previous residence, had a dog door so it wasn't as much of a problem. We recently had to move to an apartment and have already had a couple of large puddles to clean up. She drinks a LOT of water and has for years. The problem is she can't make it more than a few hours without going outside. To be clear, I am not finding little puddles, I am talking about a full bladder/can't hold it any more in 2-3 hours. Problem is, I have to sleep at some point and can't function if I wake up to take her out every two hours. Does anyone have some advice on how to handle this? I'm planning to take her to the vet but I don't really see what they could possibly do.

Thanks in advance for any advice/help.


Rest in peace Daisy
Jul 23, 2017
Welcome to the forum.

My first thought was kidney failure because of her age. Look for changes in her weight, appetite, energy, and poop.