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Related to psychogenic polydipsia: diabetes insipidus
excessive fluid consumption resulting from a disorder of the personality, without demonstrable organic lesion.
excessive thirst manifested by excessive water intake. The histories that accompany animal patients are often inaccurate on this point and should be qualified quantitatively.
one caused by an obligatory polyuria.
diuretics, corticosteroids, salt, vitamin D, and megestrol acetate may cause a polyuria and, secondarily, a polydipsia.
excessive water drinking in hyperactive, stressed dogs. See also psychogenic diabetes insipidus.
horses confined in a stall and having little or no exercise may drink excessively from boredom, up to three times normal amounts. It may also occur in dogs, apparently from psychological causes, with large amounts of water a day being consumed and a corresponding polyuria with a large volume of dilute urine produced. Yet, when water intake is restricted normal tubular function with concentration of urine is possible. See also psychogenic diabetes insipidus.