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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
  2. 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 ♥
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  12. 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...
  16. Re: 12y/o JRT/Spanish Bodeguero new Cushing's diagnosis, weight loss??

    Hi Amy,

    I belated welcome to you and Maggie, I am sorry for the reasons that brought you here but glad you found us and we will help in any way we can.

    Could you post those results from that 8...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    The new toy idea is a great one, I bet she'll love that! Tell Jeremy he can always log on here and we'll help in any way we can! I hope this is a vacation full of fun for you as you really deserve it!
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Gosh Joan, I am so sorry to hear that Gable had some issues and am relieved to read that the extra 5 mg dose is discontinued. Unfortunately, even with treatment, PU/PD doesn't resolve in some...
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    Re: Newly Diagnosed cocker spaniel

    Hi and thanks so much for these results and the additional information. For the benefit of our U.S. readers, those diagnostic ACTH stimulation test results convert to approximately; basal 12 ug/dl...
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    Re: Newly Diagnosed cocker spaniel

    Hi and welcome to you and your sweet girl!

    If you could round up the copies of all tests that were done on your girl and post those results here that would really help us in helping you. You need...
  21. Re: 15 yr old Maltese just diagnosed. So overwhelmed! Vetoryl questions

    The "stim" is the ACTH stimulation test and is used to monitor dogs taking medication for Cushing's (it is also performed for other diagnostic purposes). An ACTH stim test contains synthetic forms of...
  22. Re: 10 year old female beagle just diagnosed with Cushings

    Happy belated 15th Birthday, Ginger!!!
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    Re: New to the Cushing's World

    Hi and welcome to you and Shelby from me as well!

    As Joan mentioned, getting those test results and posting them here would be a great help to us in helping you with your sweet boy. Cushing's is...
  24. Re: Looking for someone using compounded meds for Cushings in Australia I have questi

    There was a study done on compounded Trilostane that found varying degrees in quality and strengths...link to that study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22611212

    It is vital to use a...
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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    Yes, kibble is fine. We do recommend that a high quality protein be listed as the first ingredient, however, if a dog is doing well on a certain dog food than it really doesn't have to be changed.
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