Does my dog have cushings?

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A visit to the vet and some diagnostic tests confirm that he has hyperadrenocorticism, commonly known as Cushing's disease.

Cushing's disease results when the body produces too much of a hormone called cortisol.

Dogs, cats, and horses, as well as humans, can get Cushing's disease.

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A visit to the vet and some diagnostic tests confirm that he has hyperadrenocorticism, commonly known as Cushing's disease.

Cushing's disease results when the body produces too much of a hormone called cortisol.

Dogs, cats, and horses, as well as humans, can get Cushing's disease.

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Other endocrine disorders, such as Cushing's syndrome, may bring about similar signs, but generally occur in older dogs, according to Dr.

Ferguson. Unfortunately, hypothyroidism is a lifelong disease because the thyroid gland cannot regenerate and repair itself properly.

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Some dogs have obviously thin skin and/or skin infections.

While dogs with Cushing's syndrome have excellent appetites, they do not have vomiting or diarrhea.

If a dog has no owner-observed symptoms, Cushing's is extremely unlikely.

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While Cushing's Disease (also known as hyperadrenocorticism) is not typically a direct cause of seizures, some of the circumstances surrounding the condition can lead to seizures.

In most cases, Cushing's Disease is caused by a lesion in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.

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While Cushing's Disease (also known as hyperadrenocorticism) is not typically a direct cause of seizures, some of the circumstances surrounding the condition can lead to seizures. In most cases, Cushing's Disease is caused by a lesion in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.
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If your older dog is having a seizure for the first time, it may be an indicator that a tumor is present.

Cushing's Disease: Caused by a lesion in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain, advanced Cushing's Disease can create larger tumors that put pressure on the brain and lead to seizures.

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Dogs who are taking trilostane or mitotane need to be watched carefully.

The goal of treating Cushing's disease in Dogs is to give enough of the medication to reduce the clinical signs to an acceptable level, but not so much that unwanted side effects develop.

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