Cushing’s syndrome (also called hyperadrenocorticism) results from an overproduction of the hormone cortisol. It’s a common and often under-diagnosed condition of older, small-breed dogs and can present vague signs that can be mistaken for natural age-related changes.
Symptoms may become more obvious as the disease progresses. These include:
increased thirst and urination
tiring on exercise
changes in the coat
Diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome is made after a series blood and urine tests. In some cases an ultrasound scan of the abdomen may be recommended.
Treatment involves daily medication to help normalise cortisol levels, which can result in a dramatic improvement in your pet’s day-to-day life.
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