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Cushing Disease in Dogs
Posted on 11/13/2012

Technically referred to as “hyperadrenocorticism”, Cushing’s disease in Canines is caused by the production of too much adrenal hormone, particularly corticosteroids.

This overabundance of corticosteroids can be caused either from the over use of steroids such as prednisone or tumors most commonly found in the adrenal glands or the pituitary glands.

If the cause is due to over use of steroids as a medical treatment, the disease can be remedied by gradually reducing and removing the administered steroids. By reducing slowly, the body can gradually return to its normal functions.

If the cause of the disease is tumor related, medical testing should be done to evaluate the condition and resolve the exact location of any tumors. Treatment should be discussed with your veterinarian.

The most common symptoms of Cushings are panting, increased water intake, increased urine output, muscular weakness and, possibly, hair loss, abdominal distension, thin skin and increased pigmentation.

Cushing’s can also be indicted for the problems of diabetes and pancreatitis. Diagnosis is generally accomplished via blood tests done by your veterinarian.

Rebalancing the immune system is important and our K9 Transfer Factor product and CORE 4 Kit# 43 is critical to getting the pet back on track.

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