Treatment will most likely be on an outpatient basis. The primary concern is that renal or hepatic failure can be causing increased water consumption or increased urination. If both of these concerns have been ruled out, and there are no other serious medical conditions associated with either of these conditions, no treatment or behavior modification will be necessary.
Your doctor may recommend water limitation, while cautioning you to observe that your dog is adequately hydrated. Hydration levels should be monitored during and following treatment, since dehydration can also bring about serious medical complications. If the dog is dehydrated, electrolytes may also be prescribed.
Observation and comparison against the determined baseline levels are recommended for judging progress.
There are currently no known preventative measures for either polydipsia or polyuria.
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The failure of the kidneys to perform their proper functions
A medical condition involving excessive thirst
Referring to the liver
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts