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What are Water Diabetes?

Diabetes Insipidus, also called Water Diabetes, is a disease affecting dogs, cats, rats, and occasionally other animals. In this disease, a hormone called ADH is either not secreted in sufficient amounts by the brain, or is not properly recognized by specific cells in the kidneys. This results in extreme thirst and frequent evacuation of very diluted urine. Essentially, the animal’s body is trying to rid itself of more water than is needed for normal urination. This condition is not usually life-threatening, but is inconvenient for the owner and stressful for the animal. However, primary kidney disease, a much more serious condition, may display these same symptoms, and so extreme thirst paired with frequent, lengthy urination is cause for a visit to the veterinarian. Diabetes Insipidus is a disease of the urinary system, where either insufficient amount of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is secreted by the hypothalamus, or target cells in the kidneys have lost the ability to respond to normal levels of ADH. This lack of communication between the brain and the kidneys results in polyuria with hypotonic urine and extreme thirst.

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Symptoms of Water Diabetes in Dogs

  • Increased intake of water
  • Frequent urination of almost clear liquid
  • Whining at empty water dish
  • Appearing agitated even after a walk
Types
  • Central (brain-based)
  • Nephrogenic (kidney-based)

Causes of Water Diabetes in Dogs

  • Failure of target cells in kidneys to respond to ADH
  • Traumatic head injury causing hemorrhage in the hypothalamus or pars nervosa.
  • Neoplasm (tumor) causing lesions in, or damage to, the hypothalamus and pars nervosa

Diagnosis of Water Diabetes in Dogs

Owners noting frequent urination above what is normal for their pet should monitor the amount of water the animal consumes and the color of their urine. If this pattern of drinking and urination persists, make an appointment with your veterinarian, as the much more serious primary kidney disease could be occurring.

The veterinarian will first rule out primary kidney disease, and then evaluate your pet’s ability to concentrate urine with a water deprivation test. This is done by waiting for the pet to empty their bladder, then withholding food and water for 3-8 hours, which often stimulates ADH to be produced. The animal should be carefully monitored for dehydration, and the test ended if greater than 5% of the animal’s body weight is lost through urine excretion. If the pet is unable to concentrate urine, then an ADH response test may be carried out to better identify the cause of the excessive urination. This is a simple test that involves administering small amounts of a synthetic ADH-replacement, and measuring the specific gravity of the urine (a way of assessing concentration) over a period of 24 hours.

Treatment of Water Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes insipidus may be controlled by the administration of desmopressin acetate, which mimics the function of ADH. This medication comes in the form of eyedrops or nasal spray, and can be administered at home by the owner. A gradual increase of the dose will be needed to determine the minimum effective amount, but when this amount is found, water may be freely given and no restrictions are needed.

Recovery of Water Diabetes in Dogs

While Diabetes Insipidus is a lifelong condition, it can easily be managed by administration of the eyedrops or nose drops 1-2 times daily, which will control the symptoms and allow your pet a normal, healthy life. There is no need to restrict water once the correct dosage is found.

Water Diabetes Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Sasha
Siberian Husky
7 Months
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Depression

I have been having problems with my 7 year old husky urinating in the house since I got her 6 years ago. She wasn't doing it often, but if there was a rug in the house, she would pee on it. Finally I removed all of the rugs and just have hardwoods. In the past 6 months, she has been urinating in the house, and sometimes defacating at the same time. Also, she has woken up in her own urine a handful of times during this time period. I've been reading about Water Diabetes, and although she doesn't have any other symptoms, I'm concerned this may be the issue. I've had her in the vet for blood and urine tests. The only thing he tells me is that her urine is very diluted which might indicate early kidney disease. All other tests come out fine. He's tried to treat her for a UTI but that is not helping. I'm at a loss for what to do. I can't keep cleaning up the messes and she can't live this way. Please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2992 Recommendations

Frequent urination in the home may be caused by a few different causes, most probably Sasha was urinating on the rugs to prevent splash back on to her legs when urinating on a hard surface. This type of urination may be caused by urinary tract infections (which your Veterinarian tried to treat for), damage to the nerves supplying the bladder, spinal cord lesions, spinal instability, pressure on the bladder (possibly from a tumour), hormonal imbalance and congenital defects. Each of these should be investigated to determine the underlying cause; the underlying cause may be treatable or manageable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Wow, I just read this and was blown away because I'm in a very similar situation. I have a 6 year old husky, who is fixed, who has recently been peeing on herself. The real head scratcher is that she is currently on medication for urinary incontinence. This started after I took her to the vet for a small rash on her paw, which my vet gave her a cortisone shot for. About 5 days after that she started peeing a lot on herself, so I took her back and they said it was because of the shot that she was having this second round of incontinence and to just wait until the effects of the shot wore off. I went back a week later after the incontinence was still happening, and after doing a sonogram and urinary test (both turned out to look just fine) the vet said to continue to wait it out. She fits most of the symptoms on almost all the sites I've found and on pethealthnetwork.com they listed one of the possible causes as "adverse reactions to certain medications." I'm also unsure of what to do at this point. Any advice?

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Kora
Husky
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic
Dilute urine
Urinating in the house

Medication Used

Proin

I have a 6 year old husky, who is fixed, who has recently been peeing on herself. The real head scratcher is that she is currently on medication for urinary incontinence. This started after I took her to the vet for a small rash on her paw, which my vet gave her a cortisone shot for. About 5 days after that she started peeing a lot on herself, so I took her back and they said it was because of the shot that she was having this second round of incontinence and to just wait until the effects of the shot wore off. I went back a week later after the incontinence was still happening, and after doing a sonogram and urinary test (both turned out to look just fine) the vet said to continue to wait it out. It's a week later and she's just peed on herself right after our walk. She fits most of the symptoms on almost all the sites I've found, and on pethealthnetwork.com they listed one of the possible causes as "adverse reactions to certain medications." I'm also unsure of what to do at this point. Any advice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2992 Recommendations

There are various causes of urinary incontinence in dogs, many of which are hormone related (diabetes, Cushing’s etc…), but kidney disease, pituitary gland tumour and other conditions may also cause these symptoms. Your Veterinarian may choose to perform a ADH response test to confirm or rule out diabetes insipidus; treatment would be dependent on the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.merckvetmanual.com/endocrine-system/the-pituitary-gland/diabetes-insipidus

I was diabetic for 13 years and was taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily. Last A1C was 750. My symptoms have always been stomach and bowels. I am a 54 year old male. the metformin wasn’t really working so this year, our family doctor started me on Natural Herbal Gardens Diabetes Disease Herbal mixture, With the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs I have been able to reverse my symptoms using herbs, my symptoms totally declined over a 7 weeks use of the Natural Herbal Gardens Diabetes disease natural herbal formula. My diabetes is totally reversed! Visit their website www . naturalherbalgardens .com I am thankful to nature

I was diabetic for 13 years and was taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily. Last A1C was 750. My symptoms have always been stomach and bowels. I am a 54 year old male. the metformin wasn’t really working so this year, our family doctor started me on Natural Herbal Gardens Diabetes Disease Herbal mixture, With the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs I have been able to reverse my symptoms using herbs, my symptoms totally declined over a 7 weeks use of the Natural Herbal Gardens Diabetes disease natural herbal formula. My diabetes is totally reversed! Visit their website www . naturalherbalgardens .com I am thankful to nature

I had no idea that I had type II diabetes. I was diagnosed at age 50, after complaining to my doctor about being very tired. There is no family history of this disease. I'm a male and at the time of diagnosis, I weighed about 215. (I'm 6'2")Within 6 months, I had gained 30 to 35 pounds, and apparently the diabetes medicines (Actos and Glimiperide) are known to cause weight gain. I wish my doctor had mentioned that, so I could have monitored my weight more closely. I was also taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily December 2017 our family doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic Diabetes Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case blurred vision, frequent urination, or weakness
Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.‌ This is a breakthrough for all diabetes sufferers

I had no idea that I had type II diabetes. I was diagnosed at age 50, after complaining to my doctor about being very tired. There is no family history of this disease. I'm a male and at the time of diagnosis, I weighed about 215. (I'm 6'2")Within 6 months, I had gained 30 to 35 pounds, and apparently the diabetes medicines (Actos and Glimiperide) are known to cause weight gain. I wish my doctor had mentioned that, so I could have monitored my weight more closely. I was also taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily December 2017 our family doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic Diabetes Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case blurred vision, frequent urination, or weakness
Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.‌ This is a breakthrough for all diabetes sufferers

I had no idea that I had type II diabetes. I was diagnosed at age 50, after complaining to my doctor about being very tired. There is no family history of this disease. I'm a male and at the time of diagnosis, I weighed about 215. (I'm 6'2")Within 6 months, I had gained 30 to 35 pounds, and apparently the diabetes medicines (Actos and Glimiperide) are known to cause weight gain. I wish my doctor had mentioned that, so I could have monitored my weight more closely. I was also taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily December 2017 our family doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic Diabetes Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case blurred vision, frequent urination, or weakness
Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.‌ This is a breakthrough for all diabetes sufferers

The only symptom that I had was tingling in my legs especially at night after I retired to bed. The tingling became more severe where I could not get them to stop. I thought I had restless leg syndrome. My doctor tested me for diabetes and found that I had type II diabetes and the sugar was attacking my legs because it had no place to go. He put me on a sugar free diet and Actos and within one to two days my symptom were gone.. One day I got extremely sick, could not keep anything down, had blurry vision, a rapid heartbeat.I Started taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily. I am writing this to inform others that nothing was really working to help my condition.I went off the metformin (with the doctor’s knowledge) and started on Diabetes herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic, my symptoms totally declined over a 7 weeks use of the Diabetes natural herbal formula. i am now doing very well, Visit there website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email [email protected] healthherbalclinic. net This treatment is incredible!

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SUGAR
Pittbull mix
8 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

peeing in house

MY DOG IS A 8 YR OLD PITTBULL NAMED SUGAR SHE HAS BEEN HAVING ACCIDENTS.IN THE HOUSE OUT OF NO WHERE. WHEN I WAS WALKING HER SHE STOPS AND PEES ALOT MORE THAN USUAL AND EVEN CONTINUES TO PEE AS SHE WALKS.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2992 Recommendations

Accidents in the house and an increase in urination may be caused by a few different causes including diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, other hormonal conditions, pyometra (if not spayed), urinary tract infections, kidney failure and other causes; the first step would be to visit your Veterinarian for a urine test and a physical examination, a blood test would also be useful too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zane
Pittbull mix
11 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Increase water intake
Increased Urination
Hairloss
Weight Loss
Loss muscle mass
Skin Crust

My pit bull is 11 years old. He is neutered and was always pretty healthy. A while ago, we noticed he had blood in his urine, but two vets could not give definite diagnosis. The best we got was that he felt it was a kidney stone. Lately, I noticed that his water intake and urine output has increased considerably. He also has been losing muscle mass, losing weight, and his skin has been scaly with some hair loss. I got testing strips and it showed that his glucose was negative but ketones are trace. Am I dealing with diabetes? Water diabetes?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
2992 Recommendations

Ketonuria (ketones in the urine) may be present in the urine for a number of reasons, diabetes being one of them; user error, concentrated urine, reduced food intake, low carbohydrate diet, medicine side effects, other hormonal conditions and many more. This would be something to visit your Veterinarian for; a single urinary test strip is insufficient and only helps direct a diagnosis, blood tests and a physical examination would be the next step. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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