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31-12-2007, 06:47 PM   #1

Excessive thirst and hunger


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31-12-2007, 08:07 PM   #2

Re: Excessive thirst and hunger


None, sorry. just wanted to say good luck x0x



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31-12-2007, 08:19 PM   #3

Re: Excessive thirst and hunger


Never heard of it I'd want more of a result than you've got from your vets on this one though. All the best. I know a dog on steroids can be like this, but I don't think he's on them is he? I really don't know, just wanted to wish you luck with it. Try some more searching on this overly drinking and food paranoia you might come up with something other than SARDS perhaps?



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31-12-2007, 09:11 PM   #4

Re: Excessive thirst and hunger


What I have read is that the majority of dogs literally go blind overnight but those owners that are really switched on to their dogs health notice that in the run up to SARDS some dogs have an extreme thirst and hunger with poor reaction to light, all of which Kirsty has. She is on no medication. Of course this is the wrong time of year to get tests done. She is to go in next Monday for the whole day to get a water deprivation test were they will exclude water from her and test her urine to see if the PH level rises, her urine is so diluted it is only .2 above distilled water. The reason they are waiting so long is because Thursday they will be too busy to watch her as she will be on half hourly obs and because the tests will take up to 12 hrs to complete so can't be on a day when they close early.
They could do an MRI scan at 900 a picture to see if there is a brain problem. The Vet basically says that no harm will come to her if see continues to eat as the electrolyte balance will be okay and if it is something like SARDS or god forbid a tumour then there is no treatment. If it is Diabetes it will be treatable with a nasal spray. Poor old girl



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01-01-2008, 12:13 AM   #5

Re: Excessive thirst and hunger


Have you looked at Cushings disease? That can cause excessive thirst and hunger. My old Goldie had it and they were the first signs we noticed.



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01-01-2008, 12:04 PM   #6

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I was thinking about Cushing's too and there's a lot of info on here - somewhere!! She's the right age too isn't she for that? Excessive drinking can point to lots of things, but the hunger thing I don't know, but maybe it could point to cushings? Do some more searching and especially on the cushings disease. Good luck for her vet's appt. too.



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01-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #7

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I had a cross breed (goodness knows what she was crossed with!) many years ago who had Cushings.
She ate everything, even my knitting!
Easily detected with a blood test.
Good luck, I hope they can find out soon what is wrong with her and get her treated.



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01-01-2008, 12:33 PM   #8

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I was going to say "Cushings" as well, or " Addison's" especially as she is a Dachsie, my friends Dachsie had Cushings...and she was told it is prevalent in the breed (dont know about that)

Do a seach on both these , there is lots of info on the web, and ask your vet to also do tests.



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