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  1. Re: Yohnny 11 year old Shih-tzu with Cushing-like problems

    Hi Amanda!

    Welcome to you and Yhonny!

    Yes the ACTH is used to test for Cushing's, both the pituitary based and the adrenal based forms. However, I would pursue the test for Atypical that...
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    Re: Cushingís and Food

    Hi Freyja,

    Welcome to you and Mack!

    How long ago was the test that gave the 153 result (I am asking because the cortisol can drop too low at any time on Vetoryl and loss of appetite is one of...
  3. Re: Our 14 year old mutt, Penny

    I'm glad the testing all came back normal! That is always a relief even in the face of changes like those you mention. My Squirt developed dementia and started pacing in the late afternoons. She...
  4. Re: Newly diagnosed - Any success stories with Tristolane?

    Great news about the improvements so far! As for what the vet will look for - they will, or should, ask you if you are seeing improvements in the signs and which one and how much improvement. The...
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    Re: Cost of treatment

    Keep us updated if things continue to change for your sweet girl. I am so glad you were able to find a way to lower the cost a bit! That is ALWAYS nice! Hope things remain fairly steady thru the...
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    Re: REMY diagnosed last week

    Hi Claire!

    So glad to have you with us again tho I am sorry it is with another cush pup! However, you know you are in the very best place for Remy. ;)

    I can't add anything to what Marianne...
  7. Re: Lena, Teacup Poodle w/ adrenal tumor - Lena is now an angel

    I know she is watching over you and knows how much you miss her. One day we will get to hold our precious girls again and then we can tell them all the things we have wanted to for so long.
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    Re: New Member and unsure of Cushings

    Hi and welcome to you and your baby!

    I am assuming the ACTH was done prior to the dental or that second number would more than likely have been quite high and making the results invalid because...
  9. Re: Winston, 8 year old westie with adrenal tumor

    Dear Kellie,

    My tears join yours, your mom's, and all here as we say farewell to our little warrior. Winston has given so much hope to others thru the years simply because of what he faced and...
  10. Re: Donít know if anyone has ever been in a similar situation cushings

    I would certainly ask the vet if they could pass it on to an elderly patient and if that's not an option for them, check with your local Humane Society or local rescues to see if they can use it.
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    Re: Introduction & need advice please!

    I am sure the snuggling did the both of you great good. Please let us know what the vet has to say today when you can. We remain at your side thru it all.

    Hugs
    Leslie
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    Re: Introduction & need advice please!

    Hi Hillary,

    My heart-n-soul dog, Squirt, developed dementia and it was heart-breaking to watch. Back then there was a supplement that worked miracles for her but it is no longer available...
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    Re: New member awaiting diagnostics

    Hi Kim!

    Marianne has covered all the bases so I just wanted to welcome you and your baby to K9C. I'm looking forward to learning more about your baby's health and the other signs he has that...
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    Re: Emma - New Member Post

    The pre-Vetoryl test may not be optimal for Emma after all. It is not recommended for stressed dogs, dogs who are not well, or aggressive dogs as these things can impact the cortisol level...
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    Re: Layla not doing so well.

    Glad to know she is getting better! I hope she maintains her good spirits and is back to her old self without the aid of the pred very soon!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
  16. Re: Donít know if anyone has ever been in a similar situation cushings

    Please let us know what you learn!
    Hugs
    Leslie
  17. Re: Donít know if anyone has ever been in a similar situation cushings

    As long as you are not pregnant nor trying to get pregnant you should be fine. If either of those two factors is present I would call the doc in the morning and tell them what happened. Make sure...
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    Re: Cost of treatment

    I'm so glad the rescue will help out! That is wonderful news!
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    Re: Cost of treatment

    http://www.tipper-squirtcushingfund.org/
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    Re: RIP my Laddie

    I am so sorry about your sweet Laddie. We would be honored to hear more about the life he shared with you anytime you feel like talking.

    Hugs,
    Leslie
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    Re: New Member

    I'm glad Marianne address her concerns because they are some I share whole heartedly. In my first post I felt I was perhaps overwhelming you so I stopped with my primary concern - the research on...
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    Re: New Member

    Hi Vanessa and welcome to you and Cheyenne!

    Thank you for sharing that information on the LDDS, ACTH, and labs for the liver values. Were there any other abnormal results, too high or too low,...
  23. Re: Tremors and Shaking with Lady Banana Bug

    Hi!

    Just popping in to welcome you and your precious Banana Bug! Marianne has gotten you off to a great start and I don't have anything to add but did want you to know we are so very glad you...
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    Re: Holidays can be hard...

    Hi Dawn,

    Closing the door to the love of a partner is something I understand...and regret deeply now that many years have passed since I made that same decision. I hope you will reconsider and...
  25. Re: Iím new! 6yr old Rottie/Catahoula mix recently diagnosed and having quite the tim

    What a great update! I am so very glad that Eli is doing so well and beginning to enjoy life again with renewed energy. I don't think I will ever forget that day when Squirt grabbed a toy and...
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