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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, also called hyperadrenocorticism. Dogs with Cushings Disease produce too much cortisol. Left untreated, dogs with Cushings can develop calcified skin bumps, obesity, severe muscle weakness and be subject to excessive infections.
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:
Behaviorally, Cushings Disease may be indicated if your dog:
If your dog is diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease, veterinarians often prescribe Trilostane or Lysodren. Lysodren is a chemotherapy drug that works by destroying the outer layer of the adrenal glands. This limits the glands ability to produce cortisol. Unfortunately, both drugs often have side effects such as vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea and weight loss. But there are also natural remedies to treating Cushings Disease 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.