I have a 4.5 month spayed female German ShepX puppy. When I got her I noticed that she drank water excessively and therefore urinated excessively. She was diagnosed as having a UTI and put on Clavamox. This continued after finishing her med. So she was put on a Sulpha med. The doctor took an aseptic urine sample and sent it off for a culture. This came back negative. She then had a CBC and chemistry profile done. They also came back within normal ranges for a puppy her age. My vet says she has water psychogenesis and to limit her water intake. I have done this. She still urinates excessively and her urine is cold, not warm. He assures me that she does not have diabetes. How do I correct this behavior and do you think this is a correct diagnosis? I really need some answers. Her vet says this is common in Shepherd breeds. This is the first I have ever heard of such a thing.
If all the tests were normal, then this is probably behavioral. The best way to deal with this is to limit her water intake and start a vigorous training program. I usually recommend crate training. vetcare