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Q: Information for Cushings Disease in Dogs

March 13, 2008 | By Celia | 1 answer | Expired: 2457 days ago

Our 7yr old Shih Tzu has just been diagnosed with pituatary dependent cushings disease.Our vet has just put him on a new drug and we are very hopeful.Does anyone have any suggestions based on their own experience.

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Jill R.
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Mar 27, 2008

In Cushing's disease, the dog's body produced too much of a certain hormone. There are two treatments for it, one is called mitotane and the other is trilostane- which is the newest treatment and has been shown to have less side effects than mitotane.

Dogs can do fine with treatment.

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