Diabetes Insipidus (Water Diabetes) in Cats and Dogs

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Diabetes Insipidus by Julie Greene

Dogs and diabetes insipidus


Most people have heard of the two main types of diabetes. But did you know the name has nothing to do with high blood sugar? This condition makes you extra thirsty. As a result, you pee -- a lot.

Your body makes a substance called antidiuretic hormone ADH. It tells your kidneys to hold onto water, which makes your urine more concentrated. Your kidneys reabsorb more water and put out concentrated urine. In either form, the result is the same. Some people get dehydrated. To diagnose you, dogs and diabetes insipidus, the doctor will do a series of blood and urine tests that may take several hours. Your doctor will measure the sodium in your blood and pee. He may give you an ADH substitute to see if your kidneys respond by concentrating your urine.

The lab test results and your response to the ADH help the doctor make the call. First, the doctor will tell you to drink plenty of fluids, dogs and diabetes insipidus. Dogs and diabetes insipidus will replace the constant loss of water. If you have central diabetes insipidusthere are medication s. It usually comes as a nasal spray.

There are also treatments that can make these drugs work better. Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus can be harder to treat.

Other medicines may improve the symptoms. These include indomethacin Indocinand diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide Dogs and diabetes insipidus or amiloride Moduretic Your kidneys still do their main job, which is to filter your blood. However, you will be more prone to dehydration.

How Does It Affect You? What Are the Symptoms? Get really thirsty Pee a lot -- this is known as dogs and diabetes insipidus Some people get dehydrated. If you lose too much water, you could have: Continued How Is It Treated? How Serious Is It?


Dogs and diabetes insipidus