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Thread: Yohnny 11 year old Shih-tzu with Cushing-like problems

  1. #111
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    Default Re: Signs of low cortisol?

    If he's still taking Vetoryl, I would stop for a few days and see if that makes a difference.
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    Default Re: Signs of low cortisol?

    Ok. Thank you. Seeing vet today.

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    Default Re: Signs of low cortisol?

    Hi, Amanda,
    Sorry for the delay in responding to you.

    How was his last ACTH test? Any signs of loss of appetite or nausea or lethargy? If the ACTH was good and you aren't seeing any other signs of low cortisol I would tend to think this is unrelated to Cushing's and may be due to something he ate or stress or a return of the prior tummy problems. Any sign of blood in the stool?
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    Default Re: Signs of low cortisol?

    Thank you for respons. He is doing better now and his tummy has calmed down. No loss of appetite or nausea or lethargy. Have met with his vet. She does not think it is Cushings related either. Latest pre-vetoryl test was a little above the "correct" number but not enough to worry vet (she is IMS) we are taking one again soon. He does have a sensitive stomach so I am working on that. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Signs of low cortisol?

    I apologize for being so late to get back to your thread, but I’m very relieved to know that Yohnny is doing better again now. Sometimes these GI upsets can be so hard to figure out. My elderly non-Cushing’s Lab periodically has episodes of inappetance and loose stools, and for the life of me, I’ve yet to figure out the trigger. But fortunately for us, she ultimately gets over them and it sounds like the same thing has happened for Yohnny, too. Anyway, I’m very glad to know he’s feeling better!

    Marianne

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