Explore answers about Diabetes Insipidus

He's losing weight and is drinking a lot of water and

He's losing weight and is drinking a lot of water and started urinating winw th e houseJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Please helpmeJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: A black lab n terrier mix approx 10yrs oldJA: What is the terrier's name and age?Customer: What do I feed h e r to build her upJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the terrier?Customer: No she has pit bull boxer mix living here with us too

Read more

25,396 satisfied customers
I have a pug. She's been urinating 30-35 times a day, and

Hi, I have a pug. She's been urinating 30-35 times a day, and drinking massive amounts of water. My vet asked me to collect urine sample directly into the urine collection box. But collecting it directly into it is absolutely impossible, because my dog, she urinates while walking and that too her vagina touches the floor. Vet tried to insert a pipe and extract urine but that also didn't help (because my dog is a pug, and she was very uncomfortable while pipe was being inserted)... after many days of toil, when collection didn't happen, vet asked me to collect urine from floor itself and send for culture. Culture report came today. It says "sterile" and no infection could be found. But still she's urinating and drinking a lot. She is spayed already. What can i do to find the cause of her frequent urination? Thanks.

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
I have a 15 year old pit, he is showing many signs of aging,

I have a 15 year old pit bull, he is showing many signs of aging, but my biggest scare these days is that he does not stop pacing around, seems as if he can't get comfortable, sleeps all day and hardly moves, his legs give out on him and he has been vomiting the last couple days.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: He has a hard time walking when he does walk, he drinks constantly, he startles easy, he is always attached to my side and seems the last couple of days he wants to be behind where I sit and not in his bed next to me. My other dog is also acting different now that my Dakota is acting this way. She normally wakes up with me and he will come 5-10 min later but the last day or two she is waiting for him to get up and then she will come.

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
Our almost 7 year old Bichon (rescue) just in the last week

Hi, Our almost 7 year old Bichon (rescue) just in the last week or so seems to be drinking more water and has more volume of urine output. Blood test ate normal and uriine test showed dilution, but no bacteriaJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Bchon Frise--he is a rescue so he could be a mixJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: yesJA: The Veterinarian will know if the animal will be able to digest that. What is the's name?Customer: sorry, lets start again Our dog who is a Bichon Frise has started to drink more water and his larger amounts of peeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: the vet took a blood test and it was normal his urine was normal, but diluted

Read more

Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

27,216 satisfied customers
Our 2 yr-old lab started treatment today for giardia. He is

Our 2 yr-old lab started treatment today for giardia. He is on flagyl 500 mg bid (has taken 1 dose) and panacur Liquid (one dose). Approx 3 hrs after these meds, he became incontinent of urine. He was urinating while he was walking. Urine is quite dilute-looking. He has no dysuria and does not appear in any kind of distress. He just had his 2 yr well exam yesterday and the giardia was an incidental finding, although, he has had intermittent diarrhea for a few weeks. He was previously at a "doggy boot camp" for 6 wks for training. He is eating well and seems his normal happy self. I thought maybe the incontinence was a side effect of the giardia meds, but I can't find anything to support my home grown theory. He has lost about 8 lbs over several months. I thought it was from his dog training. He was 75# ***** to training and yesterday weighed 67#.

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
Lethargic and drinking lots of water, Lucy and 9, She just

Lethargic and drinking lots of waterJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Lucy and 9JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lucy?Customer: She just can't seem to get comfortable. She has peed and pooped but she won't eat, I've even tried treats and she has no interest

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
My dog has been urinating way more then normal. She also has

My dog has been urinating way more then normal. She also has a large hanging mass where one of her nipples are and it started about 6mos ago and its gotten rather large and is hard and is different variables of shapes of growths forming from it. Its similar to egg shapes and other smaller sizes that are branching off of those and it feels hard and warm and hangs down quite a bit. She is 14 and up intil yesterday she was eating good and drinking fine but now she won't eat or drink and is obviously not freling herself. She's just laying down and then on top of that last night her stomach was making loud rumbling and strange noises that i could also feel from putting my hand on her tummy. Those sounds are better today after giving her pepto tablets but she's still not eating ot drinking. I feel like i should give her some amoxicillan in case she has a urinary tract infection and/or something else that might be some form of a bacterial infection. What would you recommend?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: She was eating grass yesterday but that's all, other then three growth and urinating alot, that's all I've noticed

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
She has started to limp, hardly eats, drinks alot of water

she has started to limp, hardly eats, drinks alot of water constantly, she is half rotweiller and lab, she is about 15 years oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: have looked nothing there, we live in an area behind our house, that is a developing neighborhood, thought maybe a snake bit her.JA: What is the rottweiler's name?Customer: Pepper :)JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the rottweiler?Customer: she had to have an emergency hysterectomy about 3 months ago. we almost lost her

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
I have a 14yr old male black Labrador. He has had good

I have a 14yr old male black Labrador. He has had good health until the last 6 months when he has started daily medication for arthritis in his back legs. However since Christmas his health seems to be deteriorating rapidly. He struggles to get up due to weak back legs - often I have to help by hoisting him up. Daily walks have turned into a v slow plod to the end of the road and back. Due to his back muscles weakening he sometimes has accidents on the floor at home (not urine). He lies and sleeps most of the day only getting up when he has to be taken outside or for food. He's even been off his food recently almost as if it's too much effort for him and he wants to just lie down. He pants often even when he's just lying on the floor. Getting up and down steps (even the pavement/kerb) is a huge effort and I wonder if he's in pain at all. I'm seriously questioning his quality of life at the moment as he's just existing rather than living. I don't want to lose him but I wonder if this is the kindest option - 14yrs is a good age for a Lab. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thank you

Read more

Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,190 satisfied customers
View more diabetes insipidus questions
In The News