Diabetes insipidus canine

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Avatar f tn There are also tests to check for diabetes insipidus if everything else is normal. They can check to see if she is able to concentrate her urine or if it is always dilute, and can check some other levels as well. It isn't a common disease but if nothing else shows I would ask about testing for it.
172023 tn?1334675884 //www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp If you go to the link above type in: Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus It is more of a hormanal (sp. check) issue than in the diabetes most people think of. You can add things by placing a , Ex. Nephrorogenic Diabaetes Insipidus, high pH, fluid intake, bla bla bla and it will highlight your words in the book. Anyhow, this will cause excessive drinking in which will leave the urine dilute. DO NOT TRY testing by pulling water away though on your own.
9644933 tn?1407772490 Overactive Adrenal glands (Cushing’s disease, hyperadrenocorticism) or corticosteroid medications often cause low specific gravity urine in dogs, but I realise your vet has already probably checked for this and has discounted it. Diabetes insipidus, a rare form of diabetes, will also cause pets to produce a urine with low specific gravity. This disease is usually due to a failure of your pet’s pituitary gland to produce the hormone ADH.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone), Cushing’s disease, diabetes insipidus, an excessive use of laxatives and salty foods in the diet can all produce high sodium results. In end-stage chronic kidney failure, when kidney function is seriously undermined, sodium levels can fall. Low sodium levels are also common with prolonged vomiting and/or diarrhea.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Just found this site -- thank you all, it's very helpful. By sheer coincidence, when DivaMarie posted on Nov. 9th, two posts above, that was the day I decided to free my 15yo, 70lb Lab/Chow mix Frida from further pain. After 11 years of practically zero health issues, she had a few Cushing's-type symptoms develop at age 11 -- PU/PD (excessive drinking/peeing), her gorgeous thick tail turned into more or less a rattail, potbelly, a few other miscellaneous symptoms.