Lachie's sudden drinking and urinating problem
Lachie is a 10 year old Poodle x Bichon Frise who recently visited us because his owners had noticed he was drinking and urinating excessively. This had been a sudden change for Lachie and understandably, his owners were quite concerned. Preliminary testing indicated that a large amount of sugar was present in his urine. This is commonly associated with diabetes mellitus, a condition where either not enough insulin is being produced, or the insulin available in his body is not being utilised properly. Insulin is essentially a hormone which aids blood sugar management and directs the sugar to where it is needed most.
Lachie is currently receiving insulin therapy by injection, twice per day given by his owners. We are very pleased to report Lachie is showing improvement and responding to treatment well.