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    Re: CKD? Low WBC? Everything else (-:

    Welcome to you & Buffy! I want to let you know up front that I'm a medical lab technologist with 30+ years experience, specifically in hematology. I will say that WBC & RBC are some of my favorite...
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    Re: Cushings, allergies and seizures

    http://www.dermatologyforanimals.com/faq-03/

    Hi, Lainey. Here's a very late welcome from me. I saw your thread title & knew I had to respond. First of all, the above link is from the Derm...
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    Re: Adverse reactions to vetoryl

    Here's a late welcome from me. I will not address anything about the use of vetoryl as I have no experience with it. What I do want to address is your vet's comments that the bloody stools may due...
  4. Re: Miniature Schnauzer beginning treatment - Lysodren?

    Welcome to you and Andy. I'm so sorry for the loss of Andy's brother. I know that both of you are still grieving.

    I was the Mom to 2 lysodren pups. Fortunately, not at the same time. I will...
  5. Stirring tribute to a fallen canine wounded warrior

    http://www.ktbs.com/story/29365663/stirring-final-tribute-for-a-service-dog-wounded-in-battle

    I won't say anything else, except I have watched it twice, breaking into tears both times. It's just...
  6. Re: My sweet boy was diagnosed yesterday, need input

    Welcome to you & your boy! I notice you say that he suffers with severe allergies. In trying to deal with the allergies, has your boy been placed on any type of medication that contains cortisone...
  7. Re: Jenny, 8 y/o Maltese - Stop the meds?

    Debbie, I have not posted to you previously, but have been following Jenny's story. There is something you mentioned in your latest post that raises a huge red flag. First of all, I must tell you...
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    Re: Riley's frustrated owners need help

    I have been reading Riley's story, but have not posted to you before. I can't offer a whole lot of help with the vetoryl as I have never used it. The one thing I can suggest is that your 60 mg....
  9. Re: Eli is a 7 year old Affinpincher who was just diagnosed with Calcinosis Cutis

    Here's a late welcome from me to you & Eli! First of all, let me say that I'm not for sure about this, it's just an idea. It might be possible to substitute dexamethasone for the prednisone. I...
  10. Re: Question or advice about homeopathic options

    Pred is an immunosuppressive drug. I agree with Marianne that it would be extremely helpful if we could get the exact diagnosis before I offer any suggestions for an alternative to pred.

    Debbie
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    Here's a late welcome from me! Did your vet tell you that the problem on your pup's nose may be Pemphigus foliaceous? If that name sounds familiar, it's an autoimmune disorder of the skin which...
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    Re: new to the site

    Welcome, Cara. If you don't mind me asking, do you have a pup who has Cushing's or symptoms of Cushing's that you are working toward a diagnosis? We are a group of canine parents who either are...
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    Human Cushing's disease

    http://www.today.com/health/after-massive-weight-gain-cushings-disease-diagnosis-saves-mans-life-2D80527683

    I found this story on nbcnews.com this morning, & was absolutely astounded by the...
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    The cheese may not have enough fat, I would try the p. butter or cream cheese. I even tried full strength mayo at one time. This has happened because Gracie's adrenal cortex are regenerating...
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    Kenny, I don't know what to say, except that I'm literally stunned by what has happened. Gracie's adrenal glands must be able to regenerate in the blink of an eye.

    I was offered the option of...
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    Re: Abby the Cocker Spaniel

    Welcome to you & Abby! A lot of Abby's symptoms do point at Cushing's, but they may also be caused by other problems. Were diabetes & thyroid ruled out, their symptoms are similar to Cushing's. I...
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    Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year etc!!!!

    Better late than never. Here's a belated Merry Christmas & very Happy New Year to each of you, & all of your pups!

    Debbie
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    Kenny, Gracie's hunger may never really moderate. My first boy, Barkley, kept that huge appetite even when his Cushing's was well controlled. I always swore that B would have eaten until he popped...
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    Re: Very worried, need help

    Let me tell you that I'm not a trilo expert, but I've never heard of rectal or GI bleeding as a side effect. Let's see what some of the trill experts have to say.

    I do have several questions. ...
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    Re: Rio - Lysodren (Is Rio loaded?)

    The one thing to keep in mind is lysodren continues to work for 48 hours after the last dose was given, so Rio cortisol might have dropped a little lower than what the stim indicates. One prednisone...
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    Re: Rio - Lysodren (Is Rio loaded?)

    I haven't posted to you before but have been following Rio's story. Standard protocol for a loading normally states that if a pup shows no signs of loading by day 8, the pup should be brought in for...
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    Kenny, I think several of us have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Both drugs that are used to treat Cushing's are very serious medications, neither of them are safer than the other...
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    Kenny, it's been a long time since Harley, so all I can tell you about price is that it didn't seem to be that bad. Yes, I used Diamondback because they're local for me.

    To calculate a loading...
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    Kenny, I've forgotten Gracie's current weight, could you remind me? The reason I'm asking is that those 500 mg tablets of lyso are whopping huge for a little girl like Gracie. You will probably...
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    Re: 9 Year Old Maltese with Cushings

    Kenny, I haven't posted to you in a long time but have been following. Let me assure you that Dr. Grant's statement about all pups on lysodren will eventually go Addison's is not correct. I...
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