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Clinical practice
NSAIDs in the treatment of polyuria and polydipsia in dogs
  1. Stephen Butterton
  1. Chase Veterinary Group,
    81 Beaufort Road, St Leonards-On-Sea,
    East Sussex TN37 6PL
  1. e-mail: butterton2@hotmail.com

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I HAVE recently become aware of a population of dogs that present with polyuria/polydipsia (PUPD) and signs consistent with osteoarthritis which, when treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug such as meloxicam, respond by producing normally concentrated urine and showing improved clinical signs with respect to arthritis. In the past two years, I have gathered 19 such cases. Typically, presenting animals have PUPD …

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