Forget Dr. Google!

Don’t delay pet care while you surf for answers. We receive many phone calls from the pet owner stating they need an appointment because their pet is diabetic. When asked if their pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, they usually respond with “No but he/she is drinking more water. I went on the internet and I am sure this is the problem”. There are many causes for the symptoms of increased thirst and urination:

Urinary system (kidney failure, kidney infection – pyelonephritis, bladder infection).

Endocrine system (hyperadrenocorticism – Cushing’s disease, hypoadrenocorticism – Addison’s disease, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus – central or nephritic) Liver disease Uterine Infection (pyometra) in female dogs

Some medications

Electrolyte imbalance (hypercalcemia, hypokalemia).

Cancerous tumors (paraneoplastic syndrome).

Behavior problems (rare) Hyperthyroidism in felines is another cause.

Dr. Google presents you with information, (sometimes true, sometimes false) Forget Dr. Google! Call TSVH 845-856-1914! Delays can cost your pet its health or even its life!