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FDA Article: Treating Cushing's Disease
Most canine Cushing's disease occurs naturally and is either pituitary-dependent or adrenal-dependent. About 80–85 percent of Cushing's is pituitary-dependent, meaning it's triggered by a tumor on the pituitary, a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain.
The pituitary makes a number of hormones, including adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The pituitary tumor causes overproduction of ACTH, which travels through the bloodstream to the adrenal glands, stimulating them to produce more cortisol than the body needs.
In the other 15–20 percent of Cushing's dogs, a tumor in one or both adrenal glands produces excess cortisol.
The type of Cushing's disease may determine what kind of treatment is prescribed.
Veterinarians use blood tests to diagnose Cushing's and to differentiate between disease caused by the pituitary or the adrenals. They may also use an ultrasound to help detect a tumor on an adrenal gland.
Read the full Article about Treating Cushing's Disease in Dogs
Educational Course - Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Hyperadrenocorticism is considered one of the most common endocrine disorders in dogs. Poodles, dachshunds, and beagles are a few of the breeds affected more than others.
The most common clinical signs are polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, and panting. With proper treatment and monitoring, however, patients with hyperadrenocorticism can have a good quality of life.
During this web conference, Patty Lathan, VMD, DACVIM, will cover medical management of canine hyperadrenocorticism, with a focus on the use of trilostane.
Check out the Canine Hyperadrenocorticism Educational Course here
K9 Cushing's Disease Support Community and Forum
If you are just finding out that your dog has cushin's disease or if you have had a dog in treatment for Cushing's disease for some time, this support forum is perfect for you. Connect with dog owners that are going through the same things you are. Help share information, success stories, and encouragement with other dog parents.
Check out the Canine Cushing's Disease Forum here