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Cushings Disease

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Have you noticed increased thirst in your dog? Frequent urination? What about his appetite? Is he eating more and more, but getting weaker and weaker?

These are just a few of the symptoms of Cushing’s Disease in dogs. Untreated, dogs with Cushings can develop calcified skin bumps, obesity, and be subject to excessive infections. Canine Cushings is not something your best friend wants to go through. But there are options for you and best bud.

Symptoms of Cushings Disease In Dogs

In addition to excessive drinking, excessive eating, excessive urination and obesity, Canine Cushings Disease can also be recognized by the following symptoms:

  • An enlarged abdomen
  • Muscle Weakness, Thinning hair
  • A “skull-like” appearance of the head
  • Hyperpigmentation of the skin

Behaviorally, Cushings Disease may be indicated if your dog:

  • Is lethargic all the time
  • Pants incessantly
  • Decreased interest in spending time with owner

 

Conventional Treatments

If your best friend is diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease, your vet will likely prescribe Lysodren. Lysodren works by destroying the outer layer of the adrenal glands. This limits the glands ability to produce cortisol. In the more severe cases, surgery may even be required. But there are also natural remedies available.

How can Natural Treatments Help your Dog with Cushing's Disease?

There are natural remedies on the market specifically designed to help normalize the adrenal glands’ output of cortisol. Other herbs are helpful at detoxification.

  • Dandelion - is well-known as a tonic for the liver, kidneys and adrenal glands and will help to normalize adrenal functioning. 
  • Burdock - is a cleansing and eliminating herb and is excellent at detoxifying the tissues and removing unwanted substances from the body.
  • Finally, any natural remedy should include Arsenicum (for treating excessive thirst), Hepar Sulph (healing irritated skin), and Sulphur (improves the overall condition of the skin).

See Natural Remedies for Canine Cushings Disease