My miniature american eskimo has symptoms of Cushings; tests done come back normal.
The only test not done is that which has to do with the sex hormones which produce Cushings.
What holistic medicines do you suggest to treat this? She is on a medicine called enalapril because of protein in her urine.
Thank you in advance.
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. If all tests so far have been normal, I would highly recommend the ACTH stimulation test to be absolutely positive your dog has Cushings disease. Otherwise medical treatment could do harm.
Once the diagnosis is definite, along with medical treatment, I would recommend Cushex Drops by Pet Alive, Thorne Research’s Small Animal Antioxidant to support other affected organs and Hepagen C to help detoxify the liver.
A natural and holistic diet is also crucial for a healthy animal during treatment. The supplements cannot cure your animal from Cushings, but are ideal during treatment.
The urine test is a cortisol – creatinine ratio, most commonly protein in the urine is indicative of kidney disease. Enalapril is primarily a cardiac medication but sometimes is used for kidney disease due to diabetes. I would also make sure your dog does not have secondary diabetes mellitus. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA