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Water Diabetes in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Your dog will need to be hospitalized, at least initially, for a modified water deprivation test. An ADH trial can often be performed as an outpatient procedure. If the cause is found to be neurogenic DI, the condition may be treated with vasopressin injections. The prognosis depends on the severity of the head trauma, or in other cases, on the severity of kidney disease.

 

Living and Management

 

Water should always be made available to your dog, as lack of water can lead quickly to death. Diabetes insipidus is usually a permanent condition, except in rare patients for which the condition was trauma-induced. The prognosis is generally good, depending on the underlying disorder. However, without treatment, dehydration can lead to stupor, coma, and death.
 

 

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