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  1. Re: Cushing's and Diabetes, what's been your experience?

    I'm glad that they performed another ultrasound for free! And to read that Daisy's adrenal glands are normal in size.



    Exactly what symptoms is Daisy displaying right now? And regarding the...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Gosh Joan, so sorry to read that Gable hasn't stabilized, one thought I have is that he may be hyperthyrodic again. What dose of thyroid medication is he getting and have his levels been checked...
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    Re: Holidays can be hard...

    Oh Kathy,

    I am so sorry, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, sending huge and loving hugs.
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    Re: Bailey and Friends

    Hi Susan!!

    So glad to see your post and please do check back whenever you can, many hugs to you and sweet Bailey!!!!

    Lori
  5. Re: Cushing's and Diabetes, what's been your experience?

    Hi and welcome to you and Daisy!

    It is extremely hard to diagnose Cushing's in a dog with unregulated diabetes. It is recommended that the diabetes be under some kind of control before performing...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    It always concerns me when a dog's pre cortisol level is less than 2.0 ug/dl so I'm a bit worried that Gable's is 1.6 ug/dl. I'd recommend getting a full ACTH stim test done just to make sure that...
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    Re: Cushings confirmed

    So glad to hear that Bandit is doing well!! Could you do us a favor and post those ACTH stimulation results? We have seen so many times when a vet states that the dosage and/or results are ideal that...
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    Re: Cody diagnosed with cushings

    Prayers being said and sent for you all...also sending huge loving hugs.
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    Re: Cody diagnosed with cushings

    Hi Julie,

    I am so sorry to hear about these issues with sweet Cody and I hope that he is feeling much better soon. Could you do us a favor and post the results of those monitoring ACTH stimulation...
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    Re: Tribute to my dear sweet Annie

    Tons of loving hugs.
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Oh Joan, I'm so sorry to hear this, poor Gable and poor you...sending hugs
  12. Re: Process of testing our dog for cushings

    Hi and welcome to you and your boy!

    You will see that I have taken the liberty of moving your post from the "Checking in for October 2019" thread where you originally posted, and I instead shifted...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Aww, Joan, I am so sorry too :( Please do vent here all you want, we sure do understand...sending loving and comforting hugs ♥
  14. Re: 15 yr old Maltese just diagnosed. So overwhelmed! Vetoryl questions

    Unfortunately, proteinuria (protein in the urine) is commonly found in dogs with Cushing's. I do remember one of our staff members, Judy, giving Telmisartan (which is the active ingredient in...
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    Re: Is depression normal for cushings?

    Hi and welcome to you and your sweet girl!

    I know with people, elevated cortisol can have a negative affect. My brother -in-law has been taking a high dose of prednisone for a while now and...
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    Re: Holidays can be hard...

    I really enjoy Halloween too! One of my TV channels is airing Halloween movies all of this month, one of favorites is Hocus Pocus, I just love Bette Midler in that movie!

    My niece's daughter,...
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    Re: Newly diagnosed with Cushings

    Hi and welcome to you and Winnie!

    I am so sorry for the reasons that brought you here but glad you found us and we will help in any way we can. If you would post the results of all tests that were...
  18. Re: 12y/o JRT/Spanish Bodeguero new Cushing's diagnosis, weight loss??

    The Cushing's medications work for either the pituitary or adrenal form. The goal of treatment is to improve clinical symptoms and to get that elevated cortisol stabilized.

    The most common cause...
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    Re: Newly Diagnosed cocker spaniel

    Ellie could definitely be depressed with the loss of dear Jasper which could possibly make her do things that she didn't do before (pee accidents). One thing I do recommend is having her cortisol...
  20. Re: 15 yr old Maltese just diagnosed. So overwhelmed! Vetoryl questions

    Clinical symptoms such as increased drinking/urinating, ravenous appetite usually improve within 2 weeks of treatment. Panting is very common with cush dogs and this is due to a few things: the...
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    Re: Newbie needs help

    The LDDS (low dose dexamethasone suppression) is a test that takes 8 hours to perform and is considered the "gold standard" test used to diagnose Cushing's, it also has the capability to...
  22. Re: 12y/o JRT/Spanish Bodeguero new Cushing's diagnosis, weight loss??

    Hi Amy,

    Unfortunately Maggie's LDDS test results do not differentiate between the adrenal or pituitary form of Cushing's because for a diagnosis of pituitary dependent Cushing's there has to be at...
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    Re: Newly Diagnosed cocker spaniel

    I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your precious boy and my heart goes out to you and your family.

    Planned induction of permanent hypoadrenocorticism is not commonly practiced. An Addison's...
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    Re: Newbie needs help

    Hi and welcome to you and Teddy!

    I am so sorry for the reasons that brought you to us but glad you found your way here. Was your sweet boy's Cushing's diagnosis based with that first ACTH...
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    Re: Newly Diagnosed cocker spaniel

    I surely understand how overwhelming and confusing this can be, when I first joined I was a basket case! Your girl's ACTH stimulation results do indicate Cushing's and along with her outward symptoms...
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