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Increased Urination and Thirst in Dogs

Treatment for Polydipsia and Polyuria in Dogs


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.


Living and Management


Observation and comparison against the determined baseline levels are recommended for judging progress.


Preventing Increased Thirst and Urination in Dogs


There are currently no known preventative measures for either polydipsia or polyuria.



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