My polish lowland sheep dog has had Cushings disease for past 2 years. He is on trilostane .25ml once per day. About 3 weeks ago he was diagnosed with diabetes. He is on 6 units of insulin
2x per day. The problem is he must eat in order to take the insulin and he is not hungry. We have tried everything. I didn’t give him the trilostane this morning and was able to get him to eat some chicken. Then I gave him the insulin. Suggestions?
Also, what about a pet cpd oil?
My Mini poodle had his 10 year old bday. In March he was diagnosed with cushings disease and diabetes. His health went downhill and we were both beyond shocked of the sudden impact these conditions took over his health. He’s on insulin twice a day, medication for the Cushings and his dietary meals has changed. After 3 intense, petrifying, and overwhelming months, I am thrilled to say pet’s blood sugar and endocrine levels are stable. I wanted to tell people who are dealing with these two horrible diseases – NOT to give up on your pet. My dog is blind because he developed cataracts from the diabetes and he’s acclimated extremely well. Be patient !!!!! As Dr. Kristin said in one of her blogs – it’s a manageable disease – be patient with our pet, and learn as much as we can about each disease. I wanted to thank you Dr. Kristin because for a brief moment – I almost gave up on him -?- ( I was petrified and so was he after sudden onset of blindness) but reading your blog gave me hope ! ? “Sam” and I are doing really well – blind and all he manages to greet me at the door when I come home ! Thank you ? Dr Kristin !
My 10 y.o. Mini poodle was diagnosed with diabetes and Cushings disease, simultaneously. He’s on daily insulin injections and vetoryl for two months now but now his eyes are full of cataracts and is blind. I’m devastated and overwhelmed. He’s depressed and it breaks my heart. He’s a great dog – and I can’t afdord surgery – ! Does anyone know if dogs stay depressed or can they overcome their blindness. Desperately looking for real answers.
Wondering if my dog has cushings… My 7 year Australian terrier was diagnosed with pancreatitiis 2 years ago. She had IV and PO Antibiotics and her condition greatly improved. My 10 year old terrier just died from acute cushings disease and diabetes and kidney infection. I was worried about my Australian terrier so I had her blood tested on Oct 4. Most of her bloodwork came back normal. Her Magnesium was 2.7 (high) cholesterol was 401 (high)triglycerides were 872 high),alp was 742 (high). She had 20-30 WBC in her urine. Everything else was normal. She’s had a problem with skin allergies and infection from biting the skin. She was given a kenalog shot mid August.
1. Does it sound like she has Cushings to you?
2. Do you think the kenalog was responsible for these abnormal labs. She’s drinking and wetting normal amounts. No increased appetite. She’s asymptomatic. She needs to lose some weight d/t lack of excercise which I am starting to change. When I first got her, I had a good paying job and I could afford my 2 dogs. Now I’ve had to retire and money is very tight. I don’t know what to do. I know I don’t want to lose another dog. I really love her. What do you suggest?
My Vet wants to prescribe Vetoryl for my dog with Atypical Cushing’s Disease. Since she already has below normal levels of cortisol, won’t this make her health worse? How could Vetoryl help in this instance?
So my cat Franky used to sleep in my bed every single night he was the type of cat who loved to cuddle with you he did this since he was a kitten. The way he became my cat was that I found him when he was a kitten on a farm and he was infested with fleas and malnourished and I took him in and took care of him got him neutered etc. he was an indoor / outdoor cat but he preferred to be indoors. he was always pretty healthy except for when he was about 7 or 8 years old he was having trouble urinating he would Squat in the box and nothing would come out or if so only a little bit. so when I took him to the vet they saw that he was blocked but during his stay at the vet he was able to urinate on his own. probably a month or so later this occurred again and the same thing happened he ended up urinating on his own. he got blocked a third time and the doctor put him under anesthesia and had to unblock him the doctor said he found a lot of crystals in his urethra. this experience caused Franky a lot of stress and he kept to himself more at home. Franky, like I said used to sleep with me every single night no matter what he still slept with me after this experience. About a year or year and a half after that he just randomly stopped sleeping in my bed. I would try to bring him down to my bed but he would always seem very uncomfortable and restless and he would get up and scratch at the door wanting to get out. I kept trying to have him sleep with me but I eventually just accepted that he didn’t want to sleep in my bed anymore. he had a look of distress in his eyes often at this time as well.. I assumed that this may be caused by his traumatic experience at the vet when he was unblocked. this went on for quite a while where Franky did not seem himself but I always thought it was just related to trauma from the vet experience. maybe about a year after he was unblocked I noticed he started to look thinner but he had a very hearty appetite. so I decided to bring him to the vet regarding his weight loss I didn’t think it was anything serious. the vet who looked at him took blood work and she said she doesn’t know what is wrong with him but whatever it is it is not good at all. I took him to another vet and they did more blood tests all the blood tests were coming back normal the only test that wasnt normal was the urine protein creatinine level it was slightly elevated so the doctor started putting him on urinary diet and assuming this was kidney related. but he said that he really wasn’t sure because all the other levels of his blood work were normal his thyroid was checked and it was normal they did stool sample test they checked his glucose level. the vets did everything they could think of. I took Franky to another vet and we decided to do an ultrasound of his abdomen nothing was found. they said it looked normal but yet franky kept losing weight the doctor gave me antibiotics to try and a few other medications but these only seem to make it worse Frankie started having horrible explosive diarrhea he was not having the diarrhea before he went on the medication. I stopped the medication completely but the diarrhea continued it did not stop ever Franky’s appetite increased a lot he was always hungry but so skinny at this point. Franky went from A nine and a half pound cat to a four and a half pound cat by the time he passed away. I took him another vet and they had a feeling he had pancreatitis so they tested him and it came back positive for pancreatitis the doctor gave me a bunch of vitamins to start giving Franky but that didn’t seem to help his condition at all. he was still just wasting away.Franky would eat and eat and eat but he would just have horrible liquid diarrhea immediately after and he would have it constantly he could not control his diarrhea he was going in the bed on the floor everywhere. Also it is important to mention that Franky stopped laying down it was almost like he couldn’t lay down he would stand hunched almost in the shape of a muffin with his feet really close together he was stand right on the tips of his toes with his back hunched. I could tell that Franky was in so much pain at this point we did start giving him some subcutaneous pain medication and some subcutaneous fluids he seemed to feel a little better after this but still nothing was curing Franky. a vet technician suggested to me that Franky may have Cushing’s disease I was thinking this could be a possibility and I asked another vet if they would test Franky for this. The vet told me that I would be wasting my money because it is not very common for cats to get Cushing’s disease and she didn’t feel that his symptoms matched up. the day before Franky died I brought him back to the Animal Hospital to the same doctor who told me she didn’t think he had Cushing’s disease. I decided to have them do another ultrasound and this was about two months after the first ultrasound they had done. on this ultrasound they saw that he had an adrenal mass which they hadn’t been able to see on the last ultrasound 2 months ago. the veterinarian didn’t really tell me much as far as what she thought it meant. I told her I have read that an adrenal mass coincides with Cushing’s disease and she said that she could do the cushings test for me if I wanted to at that point but Frankys blood sugar had dropped at this point and he was in so much pain I did not want to put him through the test. I took him home that night and his temperature had dropped he was so cold and I warmed blankets in the dryer all night long to keep him warm. in the morning it was clear that Franky was not going to make it and I brought him into the vet and had him put to sleep. it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. I loved Franky and still love him so incredibly much I think about him constantly and I just wonder what it was that made him so sick .i wish i had noticed the symptoms a year before he got really sick he had not been sleeping in the bed with me he couldn’t he didn’t seem to get comfortable at night he was restless and he had a look of stress in his eyes but I didn’t pick up on the symptoms soon enough and once I realized it was too late. I tried everything I could think of to save him but nothing could. My question for you is, based off what I have written do you have any idea what could have caused his death? even if you aren’t correct that doesn’t matter I just can’t stop wondering what it was that made Franky so sick I just would like some suggestions based off the information I have given you as to what could have caused this.the question runs through my mind nearly every day and I just wonder what it was what would have caused the symptoms… was it cushings disease? Was it cancer? But if it was cancer then why were his symptoms starting over a year before with the restlessness and the distressing look in his eyes and how he stopped sleeping in the bed.I just need to know or at least have a better idea of what it could have been.. please give me anything you can think of… thank you very much for taking the time to read this and help me find some closure.
is clear lung chinese herbal formula safe for dogs on prednisone and amoxicillian, with haveing possible heart disease or cushings disease or laringeal paralasys please help
We are fostering a Manchester terroir and this dog is always hungry. We feed him 3/4 cup of premium dog food twice a day. After he eats he is whining a couple of hours later for food. When it gets close to feeding time he whines barks and shakes until he is fed. He also drinks a lot of water. He is a rescue and he is about 8 years old. We have been told he was tested for cushings disease and it was negative. We are concerned about his health. He also has a lot of bowel movements. The bowel movements are solid. We do not want to over feed him. We are concerned there may be another health issue.
My Father Has A 10yr Old Chihuahua That Is Very Obese. The Vet Has Run…
My father has a 10yr old chihuahua that is very obese. The vet has run serveral test to include blood work, xrays, and stimulus test.
The vet suspected Cushing’s disease and the results were 2.7 prior to the test and 11.9 after. The results were negative for Cushing’s however the vet said that sometimes this test provides a false negative.
The blood work also showed levels of 2624 when he said the normal is 5-131. So basically he has a very enlarged liver and that is all we know.
The vet wants to bring in a specialist, Dr. Parkinson to perform an ultrasound and consult.
Question: Does this all sound correct and maybe on target? What would you do? and what do you think may be the prognosis?
My father loves little Bear so much but I hate to see him invest so much emotionally and financially if there is really no treatment.
Thank you so much for your time.