Thirst at night!
hoping someone on the forum may have some insight on this issue. Our wonderful almost 14 year old Miniature Schnauzer in the past three weeks or so has started a night time routine of begging for water to a point we are wakened every couple of hours to her moaning, barking, growling, whatever it takes to get our attention. I immediately thought it might be a sign of diabetes or cushings but we've had her to our vet three times and all blood work and urinalysis is fine....the perplexing thing is it is only at night, i.e, she sleeps like a baby during the day meanwhile we are going to work exhausted! We were originally giving it to the water request and then of course needing to take her for a quick walk shortly thereafter (at all hours of the am) but the Vet said as long as she's getting at least 500 ml's of water a day (she's about 6.2 kilos), don't worry about dehydration and don't give in to the demand.......our vet thinks it could be just a strange new psychogenic based behaviour she has adopted and hoping that she will eventually stop it if we ignore it however the past two nights we attempted to ignore it and we were still awake all night with her growling and schnauzer sounds! Wondering if anyone has any other suggestions on this problem?
thanks so much,