Just an extra warm day or is your pet drinking too much?

Is your pet thirstier than usual? Are you filling up their water bowl more often? Is it just that the weather is warming up or is it perhaps something more sinister?

As we move into the warmer months of the year it is natural for your pet to need a little more water, however when I say a little more I mean a little. You should not be needing to fill up your pets bowl often enough to notice that they are consuming more than usual, you shouldn't be finding them drinking from the tap, shower or toilet when they don't normally.

An increase in thirst can be one of the first signs of renal (kidney) disease.

The kidneys contain thousands of little factories called nephrons and their job is to work out how much water should be conserved in the body. Once damaged or destroyed, nephrons do not function properly and can't regenerate. As a result, the body doesn't conserve enough water so your pet will urinate more and will drink more water to stay hydrated.