my 10yr. old lab has been eating the soil in my yard, he pushes the grass away to get to it. also he is drinking more water then he use to. he was checked for diabeties but was found not to have that. what should i have my vet check for? buddy is 97lbs. so he is in good condition.
Drinking more water worries me. There are a number of diseases that result in increased water consumption including diabetes, kidney disease, urinary tract infection, cushings etc.. Eating dirt is called pica and there usually is not a physical cause for this. vetcare