There are two forms of diabetes: mellitus and insipidus. Pet owners should be aware of the potential threat to their pets: according to VPI Pet Insurance claims data, more than $1.5 million in veterinary expenses was filed by policyholders in 2007. The average amount spent at each veterinary visit to treat the condition? More than $200.
Symptoms of Diabetes Insipidus
Typically pets will display the following signs as a result of diabetes insipidus:
- Excessive drinking (polydipsia)
- Excessive urination (polyuria)
- A change of urinating habits, such as urinating in the house
Pet owners often misinterpret these symptoms, attributing them to behavioral issues or other
medical conditions that share similar symptoms.
While this form of diabetes can lead to serious problems if not treated â€” including dehydration, stupor,
coma and death â€” it is not as common as diabetes mellitus and the prognosis is typically good.
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