What is Diabetes Insipidus?
are two forms of diabetes in dogs: diabetes insipidus
(drinking diabetes) and diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes).
Diabetes insipidus is a rare form
and is only definitely diagnosed after extensive blood and urine
my dog is drinking and urinating a lot is diabetes insipidus more
There are many causes of increased
thirst (polydipsia) and increased urine production (polyuria)
including diabetes and kidney disease. It is essential that several
diagnostic tests be performed to determine the cause of your petís
What causes diabetes insipidus?
of the job of the kidneys is to continually filter water from the
blood that passes through them and reestablish the balance of the
bodyís water by reabsorbing fluid from the blood.
Efficient re-absorption requires an
adequate level of a hormone known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
which is produced by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland in
the brain. If this hormone is not produced in sufficient quantities
or if the kidney fails to respond to it, diabetes insipidus can
the condition be cured?
sugar diabetes, drinking diabetes can sometimes be successfully
controlled by administering antidiuretic hormone either by injection
or in the form of nasal drops.