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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    Why is her kibble bad for the Cushing's?
  8. Re: Gastrointestinal issues with vetoryl

    There are other novel therapies being looked at for Cushing's, however, these new treatments can be costly and there is still much more to learn about them. This link that I'm providing has...
  9. Re: Advice for a newly diagnosed pooch in the UK

    So glad that the Gabapentin is helping! Please do keep us updated!
  10. Re: Gastrointestinal issues with vetoryl

    I took the liberty and copied your updated post and placed it in Maggie's original thread so that all of her information is in one place.

    Besides the soft stool, is Maggie experiencing any other...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    The only other thing I can think of to try is getting Trilostane compounded into 1 mg capsules and than adding 1 mg to his nightly dose to see if this helps with the drinking/panting. The big...
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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    These results look like they are from a low dose dexamethasone suppression (LDDS) test, when interpreting this type of test the 8 hour post number is looked at first, if this number is over the...
  13. Re: Gastrointestinal issues with vetoryl

    Pepcid should be given 20-30 minutes before the Vetoryl is given, also you want the regular Pepcid AC not the fast acting or slow releasing kind.

    I purchased my Slippery elm bark online, I'm...
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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    If feasible, I'd recommend having a SDMA test performed to gauge the function of the kidneys.

    Lori
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    Finger crossed for good test results!
  16. Re: 15 yr old Maltese just diagnosed. So overwhelmed! Vetoryl questions

    I believe stopping the Vetoryl is a good idea right now, and I did see that you have done this, great job!



    Any non-adrenal illness and even stress can cause false positive results on all tests...
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    Re: My big boy Gable

    How's Gable doing? And was a pre-pill test done?
  18. Re: 15 yr old Maltese just diagnosed. So overwhelmed! Vetoryl questions

    Hi and a belated welcome to you and Maggie from me as well!



    It is recommended that if a dog doesn't have the most common Cushing's symptoms, such as a ravenous appetite and increased...
  19. Re: Lysodren at $14.00 a tablet, 3 times a week - precious girl has passed

    I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your precious girl and my heart goes out to you and your family at this most difficult time. Please know we are here for you, and if you would want to share...
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    Re: Nightime Panting and accidents

    Please do get the results of all tests that were done and post them here for us as this will give a better picture of what is going on with your sweet girl.
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    Re: Nightime Panting and accidents

    Increased drinking/urinating can be caused from an UTI, has this been ruled out with an urine culture?
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    Re: Nightime Panting and accidents

    Posting her monitoring ACTH stimulation tests would really be helpful to us, and could you also tell us what symptoms Rosie displayed that led the vet to suspect Cushing's. Also, what tests where...
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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    That's great to hear that Pookie ate again!!!! This Dogaware web site, that I'm including a link to, has a lot of information regarding canine kidney disease, I hope you find it helpful:...
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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    Definitely addressing the kidney issue and getting her to eat on her own are the top priorities right now. The Cushing's should be put on the back burner as it is a slow progressing disease and it...
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    Re: Looking for Dr. on East Coast for Pituitary Tumor Removal

    I don't know of any veterinary hospitals on the east coast that perform pituitary removals, I did find a hospital in Fairfax VA that specializes in Oncology and Neurology, their website:...
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