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    Re: Should I test for Cushing's?

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Given Baguettes age, fairly mild lab abnormalities and what looks to be some pretty severe degenerative disc and joint disease, I personally would not test for...
  2. Re: My dog has had Cushings for over a year...high dosage...would love information!

    Hi Jennifer. I am sure Marianne will have some input for you when she has time to check in but I wanted to address your question about the DDAVP injection based on my own experience. DDAVP is a...
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    Sticky: Vetoryl Price Increase

    The cost of Vetoryl has continued to skyrocket. I vetted a new online resource a few days ago and summarized the pertinent info in the attached document. Hopefully this will be helpful to our...
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    Re: Question about trilostane side effects

    It appears your girl has been on 30 mg trilostane since May 2nd. Since your vet has never done an acth stimulation test, one is due now so I highly recommend you book that appointment asap. It's...
  5. Thread: Suni

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    Re: Suni

    We all love you, Shelba, and everybody has done a great job of identifying the problem. Please keep us posted and I'll be keeping hoping and praying that all of the symptoms go away after weaning off...
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    Re: Suni

    You know Suni best and if you think she has a chronic issue with her eyes, I would strongly recommend you have her seen by an opthalmologist. They ain't cheap but they can sure get to the bottom of...
  7. Re: Adrenal Dependent Cushings with secondary Diabetes: Squeaker needs a specialist!!

    I have reviewed your comments as well as your excel spreadsheet and it appears that the acth stimulation test used to confirm the cushing's diagnosis was done while the blood glucose was extremely...
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    Re: Suni

    Shelba, I am so sorry to hear that you have had so many health issues. Holy cow, you really have been through the wringer with very serious conditions so I'm happy you are still with us. To answer...
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    Sticky: Vetoryl Price Increase

    GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT – 3/19/21
    UPDATE ON VETORYL PRICING (online pharmacies only)


    We have received reports from numerous members that they have seen a sharp increase in the cost of Vetoryl...
  10. Re: Yohnny 11 year old Shih-tzu with Cushing-like problems

    Hi Jayessi and a belated welcome to the group. I don't have much to add to the great information you've already received but wanted to ask about the urine cortisol creatinine ratio (UC:CR) and make...
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    Re: Introduction & need advice please!

    Hi Hillary and a belated welcome to the forum. Let me just say that a dog on death's door is not usually excited to go for a walk nor eager to eat so I can understand why you may be thinking there...
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    Re: Tribute to my dear sweet Annie

    Annie certainly was a challenge for all of us and she was so blessed to have had you for a mom. You left no stone unturned until the right diagnosis was confirmed. Annie taught us a lot and she was...
  13. Re: Hi! IÂ’m new to CushingÂ’s & really need some advice.

    Hi, Kim, and a belated welcome to you. Marianne and Leslie have given you some good information but I wanted to share some information on acth stimulation test results as it relates to sedation. We...
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    Happy Mother's Day

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    Re: rapid breathing?

    Are you checking the respiration rate when your dog is at rest? I have done that a lot with my dogs with congestive heart failure. You can either watch their chest rise and fall or what I do is put...
  16. Re: 13 year old dog with "Cushings Light" (words the vet used)

    Hi, Julie, and a belated welcome to you and Jackson.

    I just wanted to mention that a peer reviewed study and the vast experience of renowned veterinary teaching institutions across the globe...
  17. Re: Buddy - How long should it take for the Vetroryl to reduce the symptoms?

    Hi and a belated welcome from me too.

    I went through your posts and there are some inconsistencies that I would like to clarify. You mention that Buddy's only symptom of cushing's is his...
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    Re: Need some Input

    Hi, Alice, and a belated welcome to your little Yorkie.

    I have the same questions and requests made by Marianne. I would also be interested in seeing the abnormal blood and urine values with...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Joan, over supplementation of thyroid hormone would not have a direct effect on lowering cortisol per se; however, hyperthyroidism can put a lot of stress on the body so Gabel may not have had much...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Joan, I think the mystery of the continued drinking and peeing is solved. It is most likely the over-supplementation of thyroid meds that flipped Gable from "hypo" to "hyper"thyroid. I think the...
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    Re: Holidays can be hard...

    Marianne, I am just seeing the sad news of your mom's passing and I am so terribly sorry for your loss. There are no words of comfort that can ease the pain of losing the one person in your life who...
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    Re: LDDS Results shows Cushings

    Hi Lynn. I've just read your thread and have a few things I wanted to share with you. You can find my comments in red text below. Hopefully I have answered some of your questions.
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    Re: new to cushing

    Jim, like Lori, I am wondering if subsequent blood and urine tests were done after the ones posted. I've had dogs with end stage kidney disease and have a recently diagnosed cushingoid dog whose...
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    Re: new to cushing

    Hi and a belated welcome to the forum. I'll try not to repeat what others have already shared so I will keep my comments focused on things that have not been covered in detail. Boxers are definitely...
  25. Re: The Invisible Emotional Burden of Caring for a Sick Pet

    Most of us make provisions for our dogs in the event we die before them and anybody who tells me that I need to put my dog down because they have a chronic illness, cannot be trusted to care for my...
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