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My dog is on theophylline and wakes up 1 - 2 X a night

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because he's thirsty and then...
my dog is on theophylline and wakes up 1 - 2 X a night because he's thirsty and then wants to go outside and pee.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

1) How old is your companion?
2) Is he taking any other medication besides the theophylline?
3) Any history of illness or injury?
4) When was bloodwork last run?
5) When was a urinalysis last performed?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He's 13. No other meds although the doc gave me cough med. if needed. No illness. Concern is that I think theoph. makes him so thirsty that he has to drink and pee in middle of the night, waking me up. He's does well on the 37.5 mg of the theoph. though. I'm just really tired of having to get up 1 - 2 X a night.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I do not want a call. I just want the answer from the vet's nurse. Don't charge me more than the $5.00 I paid.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Theophylline does have diuretic properties, so this may be why your companion is urinating in the middle of the night. You may need to ask your veterinarian about switching medications to something without diuretic properties. If you can tell me why he's taking theophylline, I may be able to offer some recommendations.

Also, if he has not recently had a urinalysis or bloodwork, I would also recommend this as conditions like kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections, etc. can cause a dog to drink more and have the urge to urinate more often.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What recommendations do you have for bronchial dialation. My vet said Theophylene is the only one, and now they no longer make pills so I have to get it at a compounding place. It's for a collapsed trachea.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Terbutaline may be a good choice as so far as I know (and the research I have performed confirms that) it does not have the diuretic effect that theophylline does but it still helps with bronchodilation. If Terbutaline does not work well for him, your vet may be able to use terbutaline at a full dose and add theophylline back in at a lower dose for improved response but less diuretic effect. Hopefully this would still resolve your initial concern.

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