Diabetes insipidus in pets is a disorder of water metabolism characterized by polyuria, urine of low specific gravity or osmolality and polydipsia. Polyuria is the formation and elimination of urine. Polydypsia is excess water intake or drinking an excess amount of water.
Diabetes insipidus is a disorder of water metabolism characterized by drinking lots of water and urinating a lot without concentrating the urine.
Causes of diabetes insipidus may be inadequate secretion of an antiduretic hormone, congenital defect, idiopathic, trauma or neoplasia.
Symptoms of diabetes may include drinking a lot of water and urinating frequently. Your pet’s urine will not be concentrated. Please schedule an appointment if your pet shows these signs, as early detection is key in treating your pet.
Treatment is dependent upon the patient and may include diet change, insulin injections as well as blood glucose monitoring.