Thanks guy's but I am thinking it is the Diabetes Insipidus that Pearl stated in the other post to me. I did a lot of reading on it and it certainly fit's her to a t. I am a softy and hated to not give her water after 8 because deep down I new something was up but kept blaming it on something else. So I guess more tests and go from there! Oh the joy's of being a pet owner. My husband is ready to shot me I think. I had a dog about 3 years ago that we faught with Idiopathice Seizures!! and ended up putting it down and he was only a year old. Anyways I am definatly looking into this some more that's for sure. thanks again.
To put things into perspective, Imagine downing an entire 2-liter of coke. Now imagine downing 4 2-liters of coke. In one day. When you weigh 13 lbs. That is an *insane* amount of water and definitely points to a more serious issue than mere thirst. I hope that you get the problem accurately diagnosed, Lisa&Glenn. The crate wetting thing to me would be because of the fact she's spent most of her life in a kennel. When a dog goes even a month living like that, it doesn't botehr them to lay in thier own urine because they're used to it.
A small suggestion that might help. Once you know that there is no physical problem causing the water consupmtion, you might try giving her ice cubes a couple of times a day instead. I had a heck of a time housebreaking Beau (which I had to start all over after the hurricane/shelter experiences). I simply could NOT let him go without water, but everytime I turned around, that dog was peeing, EVERYWHERE. I swear, he could pee every 5 seconds! I'd be cleaning a puddle and he'd be behind my back creating 4 more. I checked with the vet and 2 friends who are vet techs, all said he needed about 1/2 cup of water every half hour to hour, when he was inside the a/c house (based on age, weight and breed). I would dole out ice (great since he was teething) each half hour, then as soon as he'd finish it, I'd take him out. After we got the timing down, I started using less ice, more water. Over a 2-3 week period of time, it worked. I also stopped giving him any water before the last trip out at night, bed-time. My crew sleeps in the bedroom with us, no crates as there would be room for our bed if they did~never had any problem with peeing in there. Thank goodness as the living areas are tile and the bedroom carpet! Good luck and let us know what the second test results are.