We decided back in march to get 2 lab pups.
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved ^Glacier^.
I'm so sorry... I have to agree that the constant drinking isn't a 'lab thing'.
It possibly could have been diabetes too...
A grieving pet is difficult... our 2 dogs are going through it right now.
I'm so sorry for your loss and the tragic way in which you lost Glacier, with no warning. It could have been any number of things, but congenital heart problems or neurological issues seem like a strong possibility. He was still young and may have just gotten to the point where he had grown large enough that it caught up with him. But I am very glad that Willow and Harley have each other and that you have both of them. Together you can help each other through this and, along with Glacier's memory, you have the two of them to love and cherish.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I just lost one of my dogs very suddenly too. She had liver failure of an unknown cause. Routine blood work taken less than a yr ago showed no signs of liver disease, but one of her most recent symptoms that went unnoticed was excessive thirst, which can be a sign of liver disease or hepatic encephalopathy. I read that some breeds are prone to having issues with copper that's found in dog food because their body stores it and it builds up in their system and they can't get rid of it. Different sites list different breeds, but labs were on one list that I saw as well as standard poodles and mine was a mini poodle. I never heard of it til now. I think there is a blood test that you can get to see if your other dogs may be prone to this. From what I've read, it mostly affects puppies and dogs that are middle aged, like mine was. Not sure if this could be it or not, but my dog was fine one day then near dead the next for unknown reasons. My other dog is ok, so we are still scratching our heads over it along with the vets. So sorry about the loss of