Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms.
The main symptoms of Diabetes Insipidus are an abnormal increase in urine output, fluid intake and often thirst.
It causes your pet to urinate frequently because the urine output is not as concentrated as normal and instead of being a yellow color, the urine is pale, colorless or watery in appearance and the measured concentration (osmolality or specific gravity) is low.
Canine Diabetes Insipidus resembles Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs because the symptoms of both diseases are similar, increased urination and thirst. However, in every other respect, including the causes and treatment, the diseases are completely unrelated.
Sometimes diabetes insipidus is referred to as "water" diabetes to distinguish it from the more common Diabetes Mellitus or "sugar" diabetes and comes in two flavors;
Diabetes Insipidus is treated using desmopressin, also known as DDAVP. This medication can be given as eye drops, nose drops, or injected subcutaneously.
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus is treated with prescribed medications such as thiazide diuretics, chlorothiazide, chloropropamide and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Salt is also restricted.
Canine Diabetes Management Guide
When a well-loved pet is first diagnosed, we often allow our hearts to rule our thinking, without realizing the full implications of our decision. Having a family pet destroyed is not an option for many of us yet it can take several years before the full implication of commitment to treatment becomes apparent.
The Canine Diabetes Management Guide walks you through the process, from the symptoms and first diagnosis to what will be expected of you, taking out the fear. Yes it can be scary at first, especially if you are the person nominated to teach someone else.
The guide contains comprehensive information on symptoms, treatment and offers lots of useful tips and alternatives to diabetes prescribed food from those with many years of experience.
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