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  1. Re: New User Here Seeking Advice About My Cushings Boxer

    I know it's a bit of a PIA but typing out the results is usually best. From the blood work it would look something like this -

    EXAMPLE ONLY:
    ALP 660 ug/dl 100-300

    This will give us the...
  2. Re: New User Here Seeking Advice About My Cushings Boxer

    Hi and welcome to you and Dozer!

    Please stop the Vetoryl. I am highly suspicious of the diagnosis to start with, thinking he has been misdiagnosed. This can happen very easily....I've had two...
  3. Re: New here - My Dachshund started Vetoryl

    Just popping in to say HI and welcome to you, Tony, and your sweet baby boy Toby!
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    Re: Cushings? Or something else? (Sweet Mini has gone to heaven)

    Dear Lilly,

    I am just so so sorry to hear about your sweet Mini. We are never ready no matter the circumstances for "that" day to arrive. I have no doubt that Mini left this life filled with the...
  5. Re: Almost 8 y.o. recently diagnosed, a few questions

    I wish I could help but I am not familiar enough with diabetes to be comfortable in commenting. I do know it is important that they eat in order to get the shot. Since he is not feeling well that...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    Oh...about the ultrasound. Being on Vetoryl will change the appearance of the adrenal glands so unless he is looking for tumors on those glands an ultrasound at this point would be worthless. It...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    Hi Sue,

    What was the result of the test that this increase is based on? Were you still seeing signs of high cortisol? When a dose is split you don't increase the dose UNLESS the testing and...
  8. Re: Signs of low cortisol?

    Hi, Amanda,
    Sorry for the delay in responding to you.

    How was his last ACTH test? Any signs of loss of appetite or nausea or lethargy? If the ACTH was good and you aren't seeing any other signs...
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    Re: Trembling - please help me interpret

    Hi Ashley,

    Just have a little bit to share with you in addition to what Marianne has already said so well.

    I had a non-cush pup who had COPD and chronic pneumonia as a result. I smoked around...
  10. Re: 10 year old female beagle just diagnosed with Cushings

    There is a wild flower named Erigeron annuus, commonly called Fleabane Daisy, that grows in my yard each spring. They were blooming big time in April of 2014, one month before my beloved Squirt...
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    Re: Cushings? Or something else?

    Just FYI, there is a relatively new test for kidney disease that lets us know MUCH sooner than we used to if the kidneys are impaired. It is called the SDMA and it is by the IDEXX lab. Any vet can...
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    Re: Trembling - please help me interpret

    Hi Ashley and welcome to you and your sweet baby boy!

    First, I am very concerned about the validity of the Cushing's diagnosis in your baby. Testing for this disease should NEVER be done while...
  13. Thread: Help!

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    Re: Help!

    Hi Melissa,

    Unlike Marianne, I do not in the least feel badly about being critical of your vet. Simply because I have been a cyber witness to more dogs than I care to remember who died from...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    Hi Sue,

    Please watch him extra close for any sign the cortisol is dropping too low. This increase is not in compliance with the very specific protocol for this drug and puts the dog at higher...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    It would be helpful if you could you get the actual test results numbers and share them here with us? I know it's difficult to get those in the UK but it can be done. At least sometimes you can get...
  16. Re: 10 year old female beagle just diagnosed with Cushings

    My goodness....those anniversaries never get any easier. Tho I will say that with time the birthdays and passing days aren't quite as painful as they used to be. Maybe that's because I am getting...
  17. Thread: Suni

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    Re: Suni

    I agree...the 5mg Vetoryl capsule would be half the lowest starting dose so this would be a good place to start. Liquid Trilostane has several advantages tho....it is very easy to give as all you...
  18. Thread: Suni

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    Re: Suni

    Yes, I much prefer Lysodren to Vetoryl and have for years. When Squirt was first diagnosed, Vetoryl (or Trilostane as that was the only form that was available here in the US then) had just hit the...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    Hi Pink,

    Can you tell us what the results of the latest ACTH or PVC test were? Daisy should have had at least 2 monitoring tests by now. That may hold the answer to your question.

    In general,...
  20. Thread: Suni

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    Re: Suni

    I agree.....5mg is the most I would want to start with.

    Be prepared....Vetoryl/Trilostane is NOTHING like Lysodren. It works differently, the protocol is VERY different, and the dog's response is...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    That sounds really good, Sue! Glad to hear you are starting to see some positive changes. These changes will occur at differing times so don't lose patience. Annnnd if you and Hendrix is anything...
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    Re: New member - Staffie starting Vetoryl

    Hi Sue,

    How is Hendrix doing today? It's been a few days since he started that high dose and I am hoping he is doing well. Just to be sure....are you seeing any signs that the cortisol might be...
  23. Thread: Suni

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    Re: Suni

    Not necessarily. Trilostane is the active ingredient in Vetoryl. When a dose or form of medication, like a liquid, is needed that Dechra doesn't supply then Vetoryl is compounded and is then...
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    Re: Joined Today

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of our precious Orlando. :( He has been such a trooper it seemed he would be here with us always, overcoming one thing and then another. I know your heart is...
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    Re: Sausage Dog with ? Cushings

    I am assuming "sausage dog" refers to a Dachshund :D and most of the representatives of this breed are under 40 pounds in weight. BUT just in case I am mistaken on the breed OR in case you have a...
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