Nonketotic hyperosmolar syndrome, also known as hyperglycaemic, hyperosmolar non-ketotic (HHNK) syndrome,, or hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) is an uncommon complication of untreated diabetes mellitus.
Animals with this syndrome need:
- IV rehydration, more so than with diabetic ketoacidosis.
- Replacement theraphy for potassium and phospate losses.
- A slow reduction in their blood glucose levels.
Unfortunately, the prognosis for recovery from the syndrome is poor.
- Intervet information on HHNK in cats.
- The story's of Inka's bout with nonketonic hyperosmolar syndrome
- Diabetic Crisis in Cats & Concurrent Disease-North American Veterinary Conference-2005