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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about Millie. I am very concerned given the symptoms you are describing in your dog. When I hear symptoms such as you are describing, I worry about diabetes, kidney and liver disease. The only way to determine if any of these diseases are present would be to have bloodwork done on her.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
It really depends on which disease it house, how severe it is, and your situation. Diabetes is a disease that can be management with insulin injections, which owners can give at home, but it requires a commitment in terms of time (pet must get and injection twice a day) and money. Some dogs respond incredibly well, others are more difficult to manage but you won't know until you start treatment. I will attach an article here on the disease for you:http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=631
Liver and kidney disease may be more difficult because there may be irreversible damage done,but we really won't know how bad it looks without some testing. I think you need that information before you make any decisions.
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