The ‘white heat’ of modern veterinary science comes with a price that some owners are unable to contemplate. Investigating medical problems does not have to be hugely expensive to clients but can still be very worthwhile in terms of patient welfare and practice economics. However, there are risks in these approaches both in terms of patient welfare and practice economics.
Most causes of PU/PD are serious diseases that require specific therapy and will not respond to empirical therapy. Therefore “symptomatic” treatment is rarely appropriate and a logical series of investigative steps, if necessary undertaken over a series of veterinary consultations, is more cost-effective. This talk will outline this approach and briefly mention more common conditions identified.