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    Re: New here, and unsure what to do...?

    Hi, i just wanted to say what a rough time you and your dog have had.

    I just wanted to share my experience with losing my first two bichons.
    The first was almost 15yrs old, was incontinent,...
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    Re: Newly diagnosed with Cushings

    Hi,

    My dog was diagnosed with cushings in May this year. She has been on incurin (prescription drug) for several years now because she started leaking urine when she was sleeping. She is only on...
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    Re: Nightime Panting and accidents

    Hi,
    I noticed you say the vetoryl is not helping so far and just wanted to let you know that Bo my bichon frise has been on vetoryl for 3 months. It has lowered her cortisol level to the accepted...
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    Re: Our 14 year old mutt, Penny

    It may have been mentioned earlier (sorry if it has) but i just wanted to add that dechra who make the drug are happy to speak to vets re dogs taking vetoryl. My previous vet and current one have...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Bo had a mixed bladder stone almost 4yrs ago (co oxalate/struvite). I was told she could only eat the royal canin urinary so diet food but have tried her with carrots a few times but she always ends...
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    Re: Symptoms

    We are just back from the vet. He feels she is doing okay on the 30mg so will keep her on it for now. She is booked in to go back on wednesday morning for full blood test, take urine sample and check...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Marianne our old vet reduced Bo to 20mg when her blood test result was 28 (two and a half hours after vetoryl). That was the week i decided to move vets. We had left her on that dose until the result...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Another update. A pre vetoryl blood sample was taken and the result was 88.3 which i was told was within the accepted range.
    After speaking to the dechra agent they said some dogs just dont show...
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    Re: Symptoms

    It was thanks to you and your links Marianne.
    My new vet asked if i had seen the flow chart and i produced it on my phone thanks to you.

    I will let you know how we progress
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    Re: Symptoms

    Visited our new vet today and Bo will get a pre vetoryl test done on monday then take it from there. He wants to get her on right dose then deal with heart murmur, protein in urine and check her...
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    Re: Symptoms

    I think i would have given him a mean stare when he laughed after saying split the capsule.
    I said today this is a powerful drug and if they dont know how to administer it or monitor it then it can...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Hi Marianne, just a wee update.
    We went to the vets on monday and the pre vetoryl testing was dismissed by my vet. I pointed out the drug company had a protocol in place and also if the dog wasnt...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Marianne thank you so much, you dont know how much your help means.
    I am definitely going to see the vet and make sure Bo is tested properly and if need be get her to contact Dechra.
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    Re: Symptoms

    Thank you so much for all your help i really appreciate it. I have saved both the links and i will make an appointment to go back to the vets this week rather than wait the month she suggested. The...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Thanks so much again for your help. I looked at the links but it all confuses me, sorry i am new to this illness despite having bichons for over 20years.

    My vet is only doing the one blood draw...
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    Re: Symptoms

    Hi thanks for your reply, yes the LDDS test was done to confirm Bo had cushings but said not definitive on type. I cannot post a copy of the results but it said
    DXM screening test low dose...
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    Symptoms

    Hi my 10 year old bichon frise Bo was diagnosed with cushings in may and started on 30mg of vetoryl on 25 may. Her initial cortisol level was 110. When she was tested 12 days later it was down to 54...
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